Thursday, February 21, 2008

Life is somewhat back to normal. I started a class last week. It's four weeks long, so that's not bad. The weather is getting warmer. I like that, too. I took baby out this morning, wore him out. He's taking a nap right now. Don't know how long he'll sleep, but we'll see. He was soo tired he didn't even want to finish lunch.
Read some disturbing news this past week in 'Time'. In Michael Kinsley's essay on the last page, he writes about two more biographies being exposed as fakes. I'm surprised that these people just didn't mark them as fiction...especially if like reported all the information is false. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they don't know the difference between a memoir and fiction. With that said, I'm also surprised that the editors at the houses where these books were published didn't catch something was amiss. The book, Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust, seems hooey to me just by the description. I would like to know where they found publishing houses that don't check facts. Pooh, my publishing houses want to know why the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted. Sometimes I feel like they're going to make me prove it's really me who turned in my manuscripts. Whew!
I am stunned that people still get away with 'fudging the truth' in published books. It boggles the mind. I guess it's the old adage, 'don't believe everything you read' or get proof before you believe it.
Until Next Time
Keep Writing~

It's been a few days since I've posted. I've been busy. This past weekend I went out of town to attend a few art classes. They were fun and I definitely needed the distraction and change of pace. I've been keeping baby and attempting to work on my book. It's been challenging to say the least, but I think I've devised a plan that will work so I can get back to work. The past few days have been good. I've been judging a writing contest and writing my words. Wednesday and Thursday, today, I've kept up. I think this plan may work. I'll keep you posted.
For now, I've got to get back to work. Just wanted to touch base today. I'll keep you posted on how my plan is working. I'm also reading a couple books, I hope will help with my depression and lack of motivation.
Until Next Time~
Keep Writing

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Whowweeee! Got another thousand words in today. I am cooking. If only every day could go like this one, I'd be sitting in hog heaven. Baby went down for his nap about 12. I expect him to wake up any minute, but that will be okay. I've got my words in.
It's amazing how great I feel when I get to do some writing. I guess that's a sign I am truly a writer. I know I've said it before, but I love everything about writing--the challenges, the successes, the words. Everything. The only problem I have is I need and want more time. I know some day I will have it and then I'm sure I'll look back on these days and wish for them. Why are we never satisfied? I have so much I want to do, so much I can do if only I had more time. I know the drill. Everybody has 24 hours every day. It's how you manage your time. Been there, done that. I find it very strange. When I was younger, I seemed to have a lot of time on my hands. Now, no matter how much I have, it's not enough. Before I started writing, I used to watch soaps. Time dragged by. One of my writer friends told me the more I got in to writing, the quicker time would go. At first, I didn't believe her, but now I do. I sit down at my keyboard and before I know it time is gone. Like yesterday. I started writing at 1:00. It seemed baby had just gone down for his nap, when I heard him cry. I looked at the time and it was 2:45. I had been writing for an hour and forty five minutes! No break.
I've got to write some emails, so I'll close. Baby will be up soon too.
Til Next Time~

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Today was a pretty good day. I got some work in despite the fact that baby didn't sleep very much. I actually slept through the night, too. That was a major miracle considering I haven't slept all the way through the night for months.
I need to get to work on taxes and another book proposal. I'm behind on both of those. Yikes!
Went and voted today...for whatever good that did. Typically, I try not to talk about politics, not that there is much to talk about. It seems I am disappointed in all the candidates-Republican and Democrat. It was hard to choose which one to vote for and in the end I voted for what I hope is the lesser of all the evils. Sad, sad, but so true.
Okay, back to writing. That area seems to be safer. :-)
Tomorrow I have big writing plans again. What about you? Remember a page or two pages a day will equal a book in a year.
Til Next Time Keep Writing~

Monday, February 04, 2008

Behind again. That seems to be the story of my life. I try to be good at keeping up with things and trying to stay on top of everything, but life gets in the way. Before I know it, a week and sometimes weeks pass before I know it's even gone.
Today the weather was very nice and I took the grandbaby outside. He loved it. He took off up the hill and walked all the way to the neighbor's house. I enjoyed being outside, too. Besides all the other stuff I've had to deal with, I've been fighting a black cloud of depression. Can't seem to kick it. It's a struggle to get out of bed in the morning, but with baby coming at 6, that's really a mute issue.
Tomorrow is the big voting day. I don't know who in the world to vote for. To be honest, I don't like anybody and that's not like me. I usually like somebody. Maybe it's because of the whole depression thing. I guess when I go in to the booth tomorrow, I'll go with my gut feeling. Hmmm. Don't know about that either. Lately, my gut feelings haven't been too productive.
With that said, I will close. I really should go, get to work. Will write more in a few days.
In the meantime, you guys keep writing out there. That's the only way to stay sane in this weird mixed up world.
Til Next Time~