Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thank you Angela and Becca from The Bookshelf Muse

I just got back from The Bookshelf Muse and read some good news and some great news. They've got a new thesaurus starting! The Bookshelf Muse was a blessing to me when I found it as a fledgling writer just starting out. It made my writing improve dramatically. Over the next couple of years I kept sending other writers, newbies as well as experienced writers, to their blog. I don't think these ladies even begin to know how far reaching their help has spread.

Thank you, Angela and Becca! I know I wouldn't be where I am today in my career without you!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Seems like I'm not the only one not blogging regularly and that makes me feel a little better about being absent from the blogging world.
My excuse, and it's not a good one, is that I've been revising the rough draft of a YA suspense/ thriller while waiting for revision suggestions for my contracted novel.
The publishing world has taught me to wait and wait some more for things to happen. Patience is not my strongest virtue so I've learned to cut the anxiety level by immersing my mind in another project.
The other day I became so immersed in the new project I scared myself. That's okay, I told myself, this is a good sign for a future reader, but lesson learned.
No more writing in the dark of night until this one is complete. (my antagonist is a night prowler getting into the house while everyone sleeps)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day! Makes for such a nice long weekend before the kiddies go back to school. Now it seems it is their second or third week, I remember when it was my first week.
We spent Labor Day evening arranging and rearranging our school supplies. Remember all that clean, new paper in the looseleaf notebook? The unsharpened pencils? The feeling of eagerness to get started? By the third day the newness was all gone and those nine months before summer vacation seemed endless.