Thursday, September 27, 2012

new contacts

I've joined three new writing groups and have made a lot of new contacts.  Two of the groups I'd been a member for a couple of weeks before I worked up the nerve to write a introductory post.  Don't know what I was afraid of because the worst that could have happened was *crickets.*  Not good, but not fatal either. 

However, that was not the case when I joined any of the groups.  All of the writers were extremely welcoming, and I've even accepted invitations to do a guest blogs when my short short comes out.  The invitations are extremely gracious, I hope I don't disappoint.  Now I'll have to get my own blog up to speed so that I can reciprocate.  But that's a few weeks away.  I've probably already bitten off more than I can chew with the guest blogs in addition to the short stories I need to finish editing and writing.  So, yes, things are still busy, but I'm slowly making progress.

Monday, September 24, 2012

more work

It's the start of a new week and it kicked off with good news.  I submitted a synopsis to my publisher for an anthology and have been given the go ahead and finish the story.  I'm very excited at the possiblity at having more work published but it also means buckling down to get things done.  It's a problem with us ADD types, taking on more projects before finishing projects already started.  However, I'm determined to fulfill all the commitments I've made to both myself and publishers.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I haven't had a lot of focus lately.  There are lots of things I want to accomplish in both my real and my writing lives, but I've been making slow progress in both.  On the writing side, I have joined 3 new writing groups, and I'm looking forward to meeting and talking to new writers.  I hope I can share as much as I learn.  I'm also now revising the novella I've been working on for the last month and I'm hoping I can finally have it ready to submit by next week.  Then it will be on to the next story!  A writer's journey never ends.  :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

pulling out of a mini-slump

It seems like I always start off these blog posts with an excuse for why I haven't posted.  Well, I don't really have an excuse this time except that I've been in a bit of a slump.  It's hard to get into the writing mood when you're dealing with allergies as well as car repairs.  However, professional writers deal with 'obstacles' like this all the time and still get their manuscripts completed, so I know I sound like a baby.  I want to become a professional writer, i.e. make a living from writing, so I know I need to do a lot better.