Last night I just felt so supported! No, I’m not talking about my–ahem–clothing. I’m talking about my overwhelming pleasure at the support I receive from readers. When I got to Ingersoll Public Library for my author talk last night, I wasn’t sure how many to expect. This is not my community even though long ago […]
Have you ever felt absolutely dwarfed by the size of the tasks before you? Kind of like I felt on a trip down the Pacific Coast through Washington, Oregon and further? Those trees put me in my place, for sure. They owned the space. When I looked at the pictures afterwards I really saw the comparison. I look like an absolute bug! Much as I loved seeing and touching those giants, I still had a sense of my own value.
Have you ever wondered just how you are going to get yet another writing/marketing idea to come to fruition? I mean you already cram your writing bits into two hour sessions where the world goes dark (you hope!) and you immerse yourself in the lives of those other family members.
Do you have trouble checking out all the links, email post announcements and Twitter suggestions which you get in a day or a week? I certainly do. And just now, I’m having more trouble than usual what with all the posts I’m creating for my book launch, the reading of proofs for The Loyalist’s Wife, […]
On this lovely November day when our Canadian Thanksgiving is long past for this year, I pause to think of all the notices I’ve received about the American Thanksgiving. And I am thankful for my writer’s life.
While there are many aspects of writing which I love (and a few I don’t!), here are three jewels
Are you a writer who just wants to write and let someone else do the marketing?
Is your favorite writing day made of up of hours sitting at the computer oblivious to the rest of the world while your characters shock and amaze you and scenes just appear on the screen? There is a certain freedom in doing this, for sure, but somewhere along the line you’ll probably want to share your writing with the world.
Sometimes you just can’t get your writing done.
You know what to do. You’re just out of time what with your regular 9 to 5, your kid’s homework that needs your help, and someone has to cook if the family is going to eat.
You feel like you’re being pulled by your ‘to-do’ list which hasn’t been, ah, done in 22 days, or you’ve missed the deadline for yet another short story contest. Or the few minutes you do have, you spend at your desk stressed to the max playing computer games, all the while thinking back to when you first started creating.