Friday, September 9, 2011


I just click send on my first submission ever.


Climbing off my pity pot...

I climbed off and got back to work. In the last couple of weeks I wrote and edited a 4500 piece to submit for consideration in an anthology. It's ready to go. All that is left is to write my author bio and put the work into the proper format. I'm nervous.

Focus is a major issue for me. Putting my ass in the chair has been easy but putting my focus to the page has been damn near impossible. I have a multitude of ideas screaming through my brain but sometimes getting them out is hard.

Choosing character names makes me insane. I feel like I'm naming my children. Which, I didn't do. My husband named all three of our children. He did great. Some times I wished he'd name my characters for me too.

So, I'm back with my ass in the chair and my nose to the screen and determination in my bones. I have a five year plan that revolves around writing and I plan on seeing it through.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The past week

My writing challenge to myself was a complete failure. I have not been able to focus on putting words on the paper at all. I had hoped that once the kids were back in school I'd be able to focus during the day... but that's been a big fat nope.

Sigh... maybe I'm really not meant to do this.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Challenge myself - Day 2

Could have been better, but today was a little tougher than most days - being a Saturday and all.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Challenging myself...

The kids started back to school this week and the chaos of summer has finally ended. My life will resume some sort of normalcy ... some sort of routine. So, with that said, I have decided to challenge myself. A very simple challenge. A challenge that surely, I can accept.

I am challenging myself to write 1000 words each day between tomorrow (Friday 8/19) and next Friday (8/26). 8000 words on a new piece. I think I can manage that, I think I can, I think I can, huffed the little writer!

Each day I will pop back to the blog and report on my progress. Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Just an update....

Revision began on Tuesday night... 3 days later... I'm finally down to the last 7 pages (which I knew when I wrote these they would need some reworking...)

I have to say... I do NOT enjoy revision as much as writing the first draft. It just sucks fat, hairy, sweaty, gorilla balls. While I'm nervous about having the piece critiqued, I am also looking forward to it. I like what I have. I'd like to hear how to make it better.

My mind is also swirling the next piece... and having those characters whisper in my ear while I try to revise is very distracting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Let the first revision begin!

So I am going to start the first revision tonight. I'm more than a little nervous about tearing apart my own work. What if I start to read it and discover I really just, don't like it? What if, I love it, and when I send it out to whoever reads its next, they don't like it? What if they hate it?

Now, I have put off doing the revision long enough... I convinced myself I would take a break over the weekend so that I could attack it would fresh eyes on Monday morning. Well, it's Tuesday night and I haven't started yet. So I'm off to start...

I'll leave you with just the tiniest of blurbs: Erin didn't give a second thought about slipping the old signet ring she found onto her finger... until she couldn't get it off.