Sunday, March 28, 2010

You know what I love?


Cosmic lightening writing. Yup, you read that right. And it's a real thing. At least to me, if no one else. What, you may ask, is that? It's the awesome thing I feel when I'm writing and the words are pouring out like constant flashes of lightening during a great summer storm. And it's the bestest thing in the whole wide universe. It makes you scratch your head and go..Wow, this might just be a GOOD book. Of course, if you didn't think that about every book you write then how would you ever write it? But still....
I'm reveling in it and since the book I'm writing is called Flash, it kinda gives me the shivers somewhere deep inside! YAY!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

When you can't write it better yourself.....

Don't! This is a fabulous post that I could've written myself(except for the part about having an agent and/or book deal of course...cuz I DON'T (good thing I'm not bitter about that)). In fact, I may have even tried to get these very points across before, but it was as if she channeled me and made it sound better than I ever could so check out this post on Jody Hedlund's blog about writers guilt. It's so great! I totally feel exactly like that!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My first fan letter and the BEST I'll ever get....


When your confidence wanes (and it always will at some point) and you wonder if you're any good always remember someone, somewhere, loves you just the way you are. Maybe she'll be a writer someday too, but right now, my 7 year old daughter is my biggest fan and I think this may be just the very best I will ever get! This wasn't even about writing but I needed it and thought it was very special....It's always important when your in the day to day storm of constant rejection to keep things in perspective. This is a good way to do that!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Do I have what it takes?


This question floats through my mind at regular intervals. Whether in terms of writing, mothering, being a friend or wife, it's always the same misgivings. Life is so crazy these days as I try to be the friend, mother and wife. Sadly, writer is not even in the backseat anymore. It's running behind the car down the interstate. It's tragic really. I get on an inspired writing streak and I can see the end and it's damn exciting....then, Monday comes and life resumes and I just can't seem to fit it in. I need to finish Flash because it's good. Of course I would say that, I'm writing it, but seriously, the idea is different and exciting and it's marketable. It's more marketable than Hourglass, as much as it saddens me to admit it. The facts are what they are. Don't worry though, I'm in no way giving up on that book. I'm just saying it may not be "the one."

So tonight I'm hoping and praying that yes, I am good enough, at everything I attempt to do. I've got to find a way to write. I love it. It's in my soul and I know it's my calling! I need to make time for it because YES! I have what it takes...I just need to take the time to have it! That looks easy on paper...hmm....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fellow writer celebrating

Elle Strauss is a fellow writer who now has an agent! She's celebrating on her blog with a give-a-way contest! Check it out here! Happy for her and jealous for me! :D lol

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tons of contests posted and also, inspiration!


The fabulous author, Ann Dee Ellis is having a contest of sorts. It's just for inspirational purposes so we can write! That's what we need to do isn't it? I do! I'm planning on writing my little heart out and I think you should join me. Yes, you. Over there with the TV on...YOU! Also..I get points if you decided to join in on the fun so that's kinda nifty too! Here's the details on the contest, plus Ann Dee is pretty funny anyway, so you should read her blog more than just today....also, there are a ton of writers contests posted on there that you can enter and get money and bragging rights so that is worth it too!
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Work In Progress, Flash...

Work In Progress, Flash...

What I'm Reading now....

What I'm Reading now....