Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Anyone have any great stories to tell about contests? Any cool responses to pesky questions about what you do when you're an aspiring author but don't have anything published yet (that doesn't make you sound lame)??
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
What things are on YOUR banned list?
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
It's now 47 days since I submitted my partial to Harlequin Blaze (not that I'm counting or anything)!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
It's not just me, right? Others have these things happen to them. Don't they??
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It just occurred to me today that I am reading less. Substantially less! I have been reading fewer books and have been reading them a lot slower than I normally do. I usually start a book and have to consume it as quickly as possible. I wonder if its because I'm writing my own that I need to put my energies there or because I don't want to be distracted from MY story and MY characters that I can't 'dilute' them with another author? A NY Times best selling author actually mentioned that at the RWA conference this year during a key note speech and I remember thinking at the time that I could still be true to my own story even if I read someone else's at the same time. Now I'm wondering if I am self (and subconsciously) monitoring and controlling that automatically. I did look at all the great romance titles out by my favorite authors today and felt a bit of a spark but nothing that I felt like delving into immediately. Perhaps my own stories have become enough of an 'out of life' experience that the elements I usually got from reading are now coming from writing? Interesting and something I'll have to observe over time....
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
BTW, looking at the calendar reminded me that it's almost a month since I sent my partial into the editor. I try not to look, I try not to count and wonder, but it's a losing battle I guess. Maybe, I start a automated counter so I don't have to wonder anymore???