Saturday, September 10, 2005

Why write?

Really, why?

Writing well is hardwork. I want to write well the first time, but I don't. Spelling isn't my forte. But I'm not really talking about spelling.

I want to write.

I want to write a compelling story.

But wanting to write and writing aren't the same.

Sometimes I think I should just be a professional crit partner and contest judge. Or maybe a book doctor. An editor would be fine, too. Then the hardwork of writing is already done. All I'd have to do is polish, tweak, nip and tuck. I could be the writer's version of a plastic surgeon.

Writing is hard work.

Why does it have to be hard?

And if it's not hardwork, then how good is it anyway? Should I be satisfied with a McDonald's hamburger when I really want an Outback steak? Look at how many burgers McDonald's sells. Look! No, they're not overly healthy. No, they only impress children. But they sell, and they are cheap to buy and don't take as long to purchase.


I really like steak. Medium. Lightly seasoned.

Maybe I'll have a bowl of cereal for dinner.

Friday, September 09, 2005

September Activities at Romance Divas

((1)) Free Workshop with Author Of The Month Candace Havens!!!!

Candace Havens presents Fast Draft: How to write your first draft in two weeks. Really.

Week of September 18th, 2005

Fast Draft is way to get through the terror of the first draft in a fast and efficient manner. Why draw it out over several months, when you can have a first draft in just two weeks? Using creative techniques you'll learn how to write more pages a day than you ever thought possible. This class works for new writers as well as seasoned professionals, and allows writers to flesh out a story fast to see if it will work.

((2))Q & A with Deidre Knight:

During the week of Sept 18th, Super Agent Deidre Knight will be answering questions in a special section of the forum aptly titled, "Ask Deidre". Don't miss this opportunity to get those questions answer and get to know this fabulous woman!

((3)) Chris Keeslar Live Chat on Sept 15th

You don't want to miss questioning Chris. Plus I've heard he's kinda cute.

See you online.
On the vine.
In the air.
I'm outta here.

Can you tell I've been reading Dr. Seuss with my 2nd grade daughter?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What a day!

I love school.

Let me reiterate: I LOVE SCHOOL!

My house was quiet for hours and hours. I almost forgot I still had one kid at home. She's practically perfect. She'd be perfect, but she's succeptible (sp?) to her youngest brother's influence. He happily taught her to say "shut up."

But now he's in school and only Dora and Blue can corrupt her...until 3 pm, and then he comes home and she's terrorized again.

On the writing front, I tweaking chapter 9. I couldn't figure out how to justify an action/event by a minor minor character, so I prayed about it (I'm not one to do that usually) and got an answer. Just cut the action/event and move to later. Duh. Sometimes I'm so dense.

I also got a request for a partial.

Kinda cool.

Now I better give my first 75 pages a quick read-through before I send it off tomorrow.

Monday, September 05, 2005

I love school!

School starts tomorrow, and I'm sooooooo excited.

My life will finally have some order.

Goodbye, chaos.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

One more day to freedom!

My three babies start school Tuesday. Okay, they're not physically babies anymore, but they will always be my babies.

It'll just be me and Rhyinn. Rhyinn and me. Table for two, please.

Rhyinn is two, going on twenty. Her oldest brother taught her to count to ten. She's now learning to sing with Barbie's Princess and Pauper dolls.

Sometime I wish my babies wouldn't grow up. Then I smell a poopy diaper.

For everything there is a season.

I'll have some cinnamon, please.

And a table for two.