Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Today, I am trying to get info sent for a Book Festival I will be attending in November. I also need to send off some info for a class a friend wants me to teach. Good grief, just when I catch up, I get behind.
Baby is sleeping right now. I doubt if he will sleep long. That is why I write like a madwoman while he is resting. I love the little fellow. He just grins and jumps around, so excited about everything around him. To get back to that kind of excitement, that would be nice.
I have been watching the interviews the stations are doing with J.K. Wow! To be in her shoes. She has come a long way from where she began. It has been a wild ride and now she never has to worry about money again. It can happen in such a short amount of time. Passion and committment is all it takes.
Off to work on proposals.
Til Tomorrow~

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Didn't get much accomplished yesterday, so today I am trying to be a much more disciplined writer. Baby is taking a nap right now. I so thought about taking a nap with him oooorrr just sitting in front of the tube, but NO, I told myself, 'get up and get to work'.
My husband and I have been working on a business for some time now. Since we take pictures and know tons of people who take pictures, this seemed like the perfect fit. We've always known that businesses take time, especially when we are working other jobs. Our goal is to get where he can quit his job and I can write without having to worry about teaching to make up for slack. Anywho, we've not been discouraged, because things are going quite well, we've just been doing what we know to do. But sometimes my husband can get impatient. Last night though, we were on a conference call where the speaker said, 'yes, you have goals, but as long as you work steadily, do something every day, you'll reach your goals. Don't think you have to do it all at once."
As she spoke, I thought that's the same way it is with writing. I recently had someone ask me how long it took me to write a book. I told her it depended. As I wrote earlier in the week, I finished the second rough draft of this one book I've been working on. It's going to need at LEAST two more rewrites before I can think about sitting down and line editing it. Things take time. Rome wasn't built in a day. Books aren't written overnight. But as long as I get away from the boob tube, don't lounge around, and write one word after another, day after day, I will complete my projects and reach my writing goals.
Til Tomorrow~

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's getting ready to storm here, but I thought I'd write real quickly. I finished up the new rough draft of the book. I'm letting it sit for about six weeks, then I'm going to start back through it. This time, I'm going to rework the first three chapters, write the synopsis, and start sending it out and around. It may take a couple more rewrites before I get down to the line editing, but I'll get through it.
In the meantime, I'm going to put two non-fiction proposals together and get them out. I've got to get busy on those. I did finally figure out how I was going to do the one, so now it will be much easier and when I get to work on it should go pretty fast.
Baby is awake. Must run. Besides I hear thunder.
Til Tomorrow~

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tada! Here again. I got so much work done yesterday, even I am a little surprised. My grandson slept for five hours straight and I worked like a woman on a mission. He is so precious. He's sleeping right now too.
I plan to work over the weekend too. I've got a few things to finish up, out in the world, but I think I'll have a lot of time to work here.
Today, I've got to get a press release written about my booksigning at Barnes and Noble, next Saturday. That shouldn't take too long, but it has to be done today.
Have written a lot of friends. Hope to hear back from them soon too.
Hubby keeps talking about junking everything here and just moving to Colorado. I'd love to do that, but one must have a roof over one's head...if you know what I mean.
I'll write more tomorrow.
Til Then~

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I got a good night's sleep last night, so today I am going to try and get a lot of work done. I know I have just been slacking off for the past few months using little baby as an excuse. A person can do whatever he wants to do and will make time to do it if he is motivated enough. I know this and I've always known it. The more I see and hear about authors who have made it big, the more I want that.
While baby has sucked some of my time, he has given me something more--the discipline and ability to get up early and get around. I used to stay up late at night, not doing anything, sleep until 10 or so, and still not get much done. Even though it has been tough at times, I admit the rewards far outweigh the other experiences.
Change takes some adjusting to. I'm adjusting and I hope growing through all my set-backs and triumphs.
Keep plugging on, no matter what comes your way. We're all in this together. Things may look bleak, but they get better. Such is being human.
Til Tomorrow~

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Time flies by, doesn't it? I was going to write here on Saturday, but instead opted to work on my book--which I did. I still have two scenes to go, but once again I'm hoping to finish it this week.
Last night, I spoke at a lady's group. It was a lovely bunch of ladies. I talked about journaling.
I've got a thing to do this Saturday and then next Saturday have a booksigning.
Now, I've just got to get on my other books.
Baby is doing fine. He's screaming now, which has become his favorite past time. Our cat looks at him like he's crazy. He's also eating cereal--I should say blowing cereal. The pictures are priceless.
Going to get some rest tonight and I'll write more tomorrow.
Til Then~

Friday, July 13, 2007

Hello All! I am writing this while holding my grandson. Currently, he is chewing on his plastic keys. Any minute now he may decide he wants to type, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. He loves hugs and kisses and I make sure he gets plenty.
Worked some this morning..okay, I got through all my emails. I am determined to finish that book. I have all the scenes worked out in my mind. Now, all it takes is some computer time. Going to get that done and then work on a few proposals while I'm letting that cool a bit.
My grandbaby may have to help. He's pretty intelligent. Already talking and singing you know. :-)
Must run. We're getting restless.
Til Tomorrow~

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm back. Returned from Colorado a few days ago. Have been frantically trying to catch up on things I'm behind on. I know I will probably never catch up, but it's nice to be optimistic. It seems the more I clean, file, unpack, and pull out, the more there is to do. I keep telling myself one pile at a time. It seems though that the one pile turns into five. It's like a fungus.
So far have survived the floods. It is supposed to rain again and I guess quite a bit tomorrow night and into Friday morning. Not looking forward to that.
Am still working on finishing up the book. I have like two or three scenes left. I know exactly what they are about, now I just have to find the time to write them. I was going to finish the blasted thing in Colorado, took evreything I needed, was ready to go, but talked myself in to relaxing while I was there. Bad, bad girl.
Now, I'm working on my calendar, trying to get my jobs in order, etc. I have to get better at this. The one thing I DID accomplish while away was I figured out and decided on a way to start the Writing Program Book, so....
Must run and email my writing partner. Good grief, she probably thinks I've fallen off the face of the earth.
Til Tomorrow~