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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another Tangent

I can't honestly say I've been working on my writing lately - like I said before, May and June are crazy around here. But I've been mulling over both novels, a short story and - you guessed it - a NEW novel idea. I hate to admit it, but I was pulling it together -in my head- sitting in the pew at a funeral this morning. (As an aside, I want to be like the guy we were there to mourn/celebrate; riding elephants inThailand at 70 years, para-gliding in Mexico at 82, planning another trip at 90.)

I can honestly say I want to be writing, but I'm putting it off for some reason. What's up with that? Is it because my to-do list is longer than my arm, and it pulls at me? Do I really believe I'm going to find numerous consecutive hours to write? Gimme a break. School's out. Not a chance.

Time to make another goal;-D. I know! how about 500 words a day? That's not too crazy, and it gives me a jumping off place. Even if I don't get it done every day, at least it's on my to-do list. So, there it is, another goal. Hit or miss, here I go!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

News Flash!

Here we go again, two posts in one day after a month-long dry spell. I just found out that the Surrey International Writer's Conference opened up registration last night. That's the conference I was hoping to attend ( already told hubby I was going) even though nothing is yet posted on it's home page except for the date (Oct. 22-25/09). Going through the past blog entries for it, I did find out that Robert J. Sawyer might be there, and I remember seeing Kelley Armstrong's name in the list of past attendees. Getting Excited!!!!

Coming Up for Air

May and June are radically crazy months for me. No, I haven't done any writing for weeks, and I find myself feeling detached from it. Time to get back at it, for sure.

I got my critique from the WOW contest I entered. Got into the top 100, but not the top 25. Oh well, not bad for the first time out.


To show you what a loser I am, I tried to copy and paste my entry story into my post, but I ended up deleting part of my toolbar - yes, I kid you not- and now I don't have the file, edit, view, insert, etc. part of my toolbar. Barb, I'll be hounding you to fix it for me before I feed you supper again tonight. I hate computers. (I whispered that so my desktop wouldn't hear.)

Don't know how my other entry, the first three chapters of Witches Don't Wear Socks is doing. Have to get back to you on that.
Funny thing, as busy as I've been, I still miraculously found time to read five books in five days last week. I'm caught up on Rachel Caine's Morganville series (a new one comes out this month!), and I threw in a cozy to switch up the pace. I honestly don't know how I did it.