Everything happens for a reason.Synchronicity. That's the word I'm looking for. Since I started writing again things have been falling into place really easy. And it's starting to spook me. I believe someone or something is trying to get my attention. They're trying to tell me "It's now or never." And I'm beginning to listen. Not only am I really pumped and excited about writing again, I've learned that western historical's (what I write) are making a come back. I've been told by numerous writers that this is the up and coming trend. Eight or nine years ago it was chicklit. These days it seems to be paranormals. But, that just might change. And I'm a happy camper! I haven't heard news like this about historical western romance's since I began writing about nine years ago, so I'm real excited. I'm sure other western romance author's are as well. I've confirmed this prediction with articles as well as with people that actually attended the RWA National Conference in Dallas a few weeks ago. When I've heard things like this in the past, it usually panned out, so I believe it's true. I started this blog and I've been sticking to it. I actually look forward to writing my little posts and picking out just the right graphic. In the past I've tried to keep hard copy journals but I just never stuck to it. I don't know if it's because I tend to write more personal in a notebook journal that I do here, or if I'm afraid someone will find it and read all my personal feeling. I've been more productive since I started this blog. And that's good. I've been making friends with other romance writers. They've been encouraging me and wishing me well with comments and such on my writers sites. In the past I sort of stuck to myself. On writers lists and such I stay in the background. I guess you could call me a "lurker." Not because I'm stuck up or unsociable, but because I'm more of a loner. I'm really very shy and I stay to myself. People tend to get the wrong impression because of it, but that's just the way I am. Always have been. Just yesterday I was trying to think of a simple way to to re-do my outline, as per the advice from First Draft in 30 Days. I'd planned on just creating a new word doc and re-writing my edits from a hard copy. Then out of the blue, a writers list I belong to sent a link to download some really awesome free notecard software. And what's really weird about this is, I was just wishing I had something like this to work with. I don't know about you, but, I think this just about says it all.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
"When you begin working on a book, finish it before you start working on anything else. Period."Sounds like good, sound advice. But, what if your current project was your first ever attempt at writing and it's been at least five or six years since you started the novel? What if it's been revised and rewritten so many times that it's not even the same story that it started out to be. What if it's nearly half finished, however, you're just bored, bored, bored with it? If you're so bored that you just can't bare to go on writing it, should you just set it aside and begin working on another project? Even though they say it's best to just finish the one your working on before moving on to something else? A friend of my did just that. She set her wip aside for about two years. Now she's picked up where she left off and she feels like she needs to move on to something else. And that's the big question. Should she or shouldn't she? She's debated this question for quite some time now. And even though she does love the story (it's her first born , and you writer's out there know what I'm talking about), she thinks that she's diddled around with it far too long. My friend thinks of this novel as her "learning" experience. She feels like she's more experienced in her writing and she could easily take off with another project that she's been dying to start. But every time she thinks about doing that, she has a niggling in the back of her mind telling her to "just finish it!" What would you do?
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
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I've heard that this really does work, so I gave it a shot. There are many different programs to choose from and they all sound good. Some are subliminal and some aren't. I had a hard time deciding which one to buy first.
The first program I bought is called HIGH FOCUS. I listen to it first thing in the morning, while on the treadmill or when I first get online and I'm reading my emails. It does seem to pump you up, and I have found that I am writing more. They say that athletes listen to this program before the big game. I can see why. For me, it pumps me up too much and I tend to feel a little nervous. Like drinking too much coffee. I can't drink more that two or three cups in the morning or I feel this way. That aside, I have noticed an increase with my writing and other creative things I do. I do like this program and will probably continue to use it in the future.The second program I bought is entitled INCREASE CREATIVITY. Now this CD is more to my liking. It's more relaxing and I feel much more calm after listening to it. You're supposed to listen to it laying down, or in a recliner or somewhere where you can relax and not have to worry if you get drowsy. They say not to listen to this CD if you are going to be doing something physical or driving. And, as with the other program, I can see why. When I listen to it, I do get relaxed. And, again, as with the other one, I have noticed an increase with my creativity. I've been writing more. I even started this blog. :) I don't know if this really works or if it's just mind over matter. However, I like it and it works for me so I'll continue to use it until it doesn't. The next program I intend to buy is the smoking and weight loss subliminal CD.
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