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Monday, April 25, 2011

Procrastination

I only have about 50 pages to finish revising, so why don't I pick them up, make the changes on the hard copy and then finish the novel?  Am I afraid it isn't good enough?  Am I afraid of knowing that its finished and I need to find someone to represent me?  Or am I afraid of having to start another novel?  All I know is that I keep finding things to keep me "busy" so I can't take the time to write.  Anyone else have these problems?

Friday, April 22, 2011

writing on your birthday?

I think if your hubby plans a day for you, don't spoil it by saying, you know, I do want to write today.  He knows your passion and he will expect that you will want to do

Monday, April 11, 2011

Unpublished novel

When I first started my first  ya novel, Willow Brook, I was in the middle of an adult novel.  I couldn't stop thinking about this ya novel in my head.  It began with a snippet of a dream and it wouldn't go away.  So then I heard about NANOWRIMO and I decided to give the challenge a shot.  On the first day and throughout the entire month of November, my fingers flew over my computer keys.  I didn't even think about it, it was writing itself!  I exceeded the challenge by 15,000 words.  But after the euphoria left me, it was time to revise.  I hate revision.  It seems that it has taken me years to revise, well, I guess it has.  I am down to the last 50 pages to make changes then I'm going back and making the changes in the computer file.  I hope all my hard work pays off. 
 I have had some short stories, both fiction and non-fiction published in magazines which is an awesome feeling as I'm sure most of you know.  I even co-authored a few science workbooks for children who are home schooled. 
  Looking forward to EBYSS' contest, yahoo.