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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why Can't I Just Finish This Book?

Have you ever had that happen with a book you're writing? Have you ever said to yourself, why can't I just finish this (insert expletive here) _____ book?

I didn't used to have this problem. I could plow out a book, edit it, submit it, and be on to the next one in the blink of an eye.  Why have I stopped being able to do it?

Well, because life became more complicated, my children's needs became more vast, and well I now have just about a million other things to distract me.

But I still really want to push out the stories with my hands shaking from the excitement of writing something really good. I don't want to have to start and stop.

So I'm going to have to readjust some things in my life and see what I can do.

Monday, November 26, 2012

If You Have A Story To Tell

How many people do you know who have written half a book? They get a great idea for a story and they sit down to write it. Over the course of several weeks they write when they feel like it, here and there, until they are about half-way done with the book.  Or until they come to a sticking place.  Then they stop writing.

They get distracted. Life gets complicated. Years pass and they still have not finished the book.  Even when they go to sit down and read the book they can't even recognize what they've written as their own.

They never finish the book. They are forever half way through the book that they never finish.

When people tell me they have an idea for a book I'm always thrilled. The world needs really good stories. And more of them. But I remind them that if they have a story to tell, a really good one, they are obligated to tell the story. They can't tell half of it. They have to sit down, regularly, until they've finished the story.

Because, really, who wants to read half a book?

To those of you doing NaNoWrimo, I salute you. I've never done it and I'm so impressed.  Finish your stories!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Post-Thanksgiving Brain

Hi everyone,

If you celebrated, did you have a nice Thanksgiving?

We did.  And I will admit that I am feeling a little bit blah this morning. No matter how much coffee I seem to ingest into my brain I can't seem to perk up. (Ha Ha, see how I used the word perk?)

Today will be filled with an eclectic grouping of activities that will involve a trip to the grocery store and dinner out with my parents and my brother and his girlfriend.  They all travelled down to be with us for the holidays and for that I feel truly lucky.

Maybe the brain slowness I'm enduring has something to do with the copious amounts of wine I ingested yesterday....Hmmmm

Hope you're all well.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

From my family to yours...

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving I wish you a happy and healthy one. If you're not, I wish you a wonderful day doing whatever you are doing today!

Its been quite a year for me, a big cross country move took up most of my time but now we are settled and very happy here in Texas.  (Even if I still miss my friends and family a lot!)

I appreciate the letters you send me letting me know that you enjoy my writing. I'm grateful for every one.

Right now, I am working on 3 different projects.  The next in my YA series The Warrior, the last Westervelt book, and a story I'm writing for a multi-authored series that I've just started.

I'm a really lucky woman.

Hugs to all of you.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sorry its been so long since I blogged

But to make it up to you, I have a new pretty cover!