Thursday, September 3, 2009

Good Book News All Around

Loved this...



Happy to be in the library queue at only #4 to read this...



Then I found out in a blog contest I won this ...



If that wasn't enough I attended my writer's group meeting where awesomeness abounds. The ladies in my group are the best and so encouraging and supportive. They like what I write, so that's a bonus. I shared a part of what is currently chapter 10 where my main character is really discouraged and feeling sorry for herself and goes to the office to talk to the assisstant principal but he can't help her and blah, blah, blah. I know, thrilling isn't it? Now you can't wait to read my story. Someday you'll be blogging/bragging that you're #4 in the queue to read it and ha, ha to everyone else.

Anyway, today Tamara's lesson focused on the negative reasons we tell ourselves that we can't write. I wrote three: 1)I don't have time, 2)If I get started, I'll just have to stop, and 3)I don't know where I'm going next in the story. Next we had to switch our excuses around into a motto that will help us get past these blocks. So to combat numbers 1 and 2, my motto is 5 MINUTES IS 5 MINUTES. This means that even in small snippets of time (okay, so I've never seen a BIG snippet. If there were BIG snippets, I'd be writing in them and my novel would be done by now!) some writing progress can be made. The motto to combat number 3 is DIRECTION COMES AFTER YOU START MOVING. How can I be inspired if I don't sit down to write?

One fellow writer said her big block was the need to clean house. Funny, I didn't think of that one.

When I shared my mottos with my husband he said how about this: GET IT DONE BY SEPTEMBER 31! He acknowledges there are not 31 days in September, but the message is clear, so I'll just go back to my keyboard and wave my magic story wand...

And when I am truly all done I'm going to read Kersten's book Confessions of a Completely Insane Mother. Because I'll need it.

1 comment:

Cathy Witbeck said...

Loved Hunger Games. Can't wait to read the second book. Don't miss the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman either. We are reading it with our R.S. book group. What a hoot, eh. It is such a kick.
Getting time to write can be tricky. The dust rhinos under my couch can attest to that.

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