Becoming-a-Writer Tip # 3: Read and Write (part A)

Ok, this week is going to be a short one, mainly because I’m trying to get taxes done and wedding stuff is starting to come to a head.  See my previous post about wedding stresses :).

Becoming-a-Writer Tip # 3: Read read read and write write write

Seems a bit elementary, right?  If its so elementary, then why don’t most aspiring writers do it?  Well I can say at least in my case it’s because of time.  We want to be great writers, but we don’t want, or feel we don’t have the time to devote to…

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Writing from the Heart

Writing a Novel is Hard

Yes, yes it is.  Quality is hard, weaving a good tale is hard, getting it out of your heart and mind and soul, and putting it on paper in a way that makes sense to other people is hard.  Do you ever wish there was a device you could hook to your brain that would write what you’re thinking?  I do, all_the_time.

Not only is writing a novel hard, but it’s also scary.  It’s scary, worrying that you won’t be able…

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Wedding stresses and writing stresses: the importance of feeling

 

I’ve been very stressed out the past week or so.  I’m really getting into the swing of writing, I’ve got some momentum going, and WHAM!! Fifty-gazillion things that I have to get ready for my wedding–things I’ve been putting off–seem to crash down on me all at once (this is why you pay someone to organize your wedding).

For anyone who’s gotten married and planned it themselves, you know what I’m talking about.  Everyone else, just imagine this: you’ve been given the task of…

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Becoming-A-Writer Tip #2

Good news!  Today I sold my first story!  When I got the acceptance e-mail, I freaked out, as I’m sure you can imagine.  I’m not at all ashamed to say that there was much screeching, dancing, and waving of arms that went on.  When you succeed at something, you should celebrate, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  This is a huge step for me and I am so grateful and thankful for my friends and family who helped, and to God who gave me my passion and talent.  Look at “My Writing” tab to stay up to date…

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Becoming-A-Writer Tip #1

Today, being my day off, is “Get Things Done” day.  We all know how those usually turn out, right?  Well my fingers are crossed, and if I can just stay away from my Facebook feed, I think I’ll be ok.

On my list of “To-Dos” today is to submit my second short story, “Hope”, to a couple magazines.  Thank you everyone who helpfully beta read it for me!  I already spent the morning doing a read-through of my new short story “Eye for an eye” , and have just submitted it for beta reading.

I’m very excited about the story…

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