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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Valentine’s Day and Books

As has been mentioned, I’m tying the knot in May with the most wonderful man in the world.  Last night I was over at his house hanging out after work, and the subject of Valentine’s day presents came up.  Now you must realize, both David and I are pretty nontraditional and a bit blase about the whole Valentine’s day hype.  But since we both love giving each other presents, its a good excuse to do what we love.  The date itself isn’t that big a deal.  So last night we had this conversation:

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“So, Valentine’s day is tomorrow,” David says…

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