Thursday, July 31, 2008

Must See Writing Rules!

Found this on the net, I thought it was brilliant. SUITS ME TO A 'T'!
Also check out Jean Drew's article on query letter, she did a great job.
Whats happening out there fellow writers, I've been surfing again and your AWOL.
Maybe your writing, which I should be doing.
Happy writing everyone.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back to business

Holidays are over and it's time to get back to the biz of writing.

It's funny how you miss things, during the very quick two week period I missed writing.
After getting into the habit of writing at least two thousand words a day and not doing it, I started to get withdrawls. Yet now, a week out of the hol's and I need to dedicate myself to the challenge once again.

I absolutely loved every moment with all the kids, there were seven of them in my household this holidays plus us two parents, and it was fun!
No I'm not crazy.

Anyone ever seen the great family movie CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN? see it, it's crazy. Yet, I'd love it!

That being said, the excess children have all gone home and I'm left with youngest two and they are back at school and need a routine, I'm actually not far off that need. I need a routine!

So once again, with the experience of 50k in 30days, I have decided to routinely write at the same time of every day.

Hehe, I should have said, I hope to not I have decided. Life gets in the way sometimes. But overall I find I get a lot more done.

It turns out I work better under pressure and within a dead line- GO FIGURE!

Well, enough rambling, I'm off to check out how you all are doing and to write some more. I love this WIP, it's exciting.

Happy Writing


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Insane Asylum

Well, it's officially school holidays now. The kids are bursting full of energy and nagging for our attention.
Who else is in this boat?
My little gifts are still very tired from a long term of school and for some insane reason all our school sport events occur at the end of term, tiring them out until they are getting sick with every germ imaginable and crankier than a lion with a thorn in its pore with me as the poor scared mouse trying to help them. Help me!
All this being said I will announce a shocking truth: I LOVE THE SCHOOL HOL'S!
Yep, because we can sleep, relax and do what we please. parks, movies and I'm truly lucky to say, my children love reading days. We have the fire going and lay about reading, they tell me about each chapter and how what chapter they're up to. they are so proud of themselves with each chap. We're talking about 8 & 9 yr olds. the 15 & 16 yr olds aren't here yet. They arrive on Sunday for the week. I miss them.
anyone else in that particular boat?
needless to say, i probably wont get alot of writing done, but i think with last month being devoted to that, I'll give myself and the clan a break and devote myself to them.
I saw this quote and thought it suited me to a T.
'Being an author is like being in charge of your own insane asylum' by Graycie Harmon.
I wonder if she had kids too.

speaking of which, they are calling for their good night kiss, I'll do that then check out what you are all up to this hol's.

Happy writing