A Writer’s Life or A Pirate’s Life

A very interesting day today. I got a lot of interesting quotes of inspiration for writers. I also made another Twitter pitch which resulted in a request for more. I just wish I knew if what I write is publish quality. So hard to know, I mean, I would read it but I wrote it. So I will see how that goes. I won’t know if I don’t try. I also love when I find an agent/editor/publisher or even another writer who gives out tips for writing/editing or publishing. I’ve found a few either through Twitter/websites or blogs. Love that. Its easy to get discouraged but I would never get angry about a rejection. I’m going to keep trying. Funny enough the new WIP that I’ve been working on suddenly I don’t like the pov I’m using so changes need to be made. Also funny, I started a new WIP and was making good progress on that. Finally decided to call it a night but will work on it again tomorrow. I think that’s it for now. Don’t give up!

It’s Friday – again

Well I’m not sure about where you live but where I live – it’s Friday! It’s raining and I’m sitting down to write. Amazing how when I’m dedicating time to write my phone rings or text messages start pouring in. I decided for the next hour I will not pick up my phone for any reason. NO interruptions for a solid hour! Not sure my family is taking me seriously when I tell them that I’m not just writing for my own joy anymore….now I want to be published, I want to share these stories….one day they will see what I was talking about when I said things like “writing is my life – my job” – as I crumple up a piece of paper and hold it in my upraised fist saying ‘As God as my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!’ Wait, that’s from my favorite movie GWTW – but you get the idea…have a great weekend!

Thursday = busy day

It was a busier than expected Thursday! After a quick trip to the store I got quite a bit of writing done. Then I had two nephews graduate – 1 from USMC boot camp & the 2nd from Navy Hospital Corpsman Training. Then I got involved in my first chat with editors from Carina Press. Had to pick up a sick kid from school and then managed to get more writing done. I learned a lot of great info from the chat with 2 favs (paraphrasing both) 1- a NO today doesn’t mean a NO tomorrow, keep writing & submitting and 2- a letter of R&R is like a test drive to see if author/editor would like to work together. OH – I also won a book which arrived today. What can Friday possibly bring??? Have a great night!