Friday, May 14, 2010

My Wish for the MMWG - Girls

Our writers group met this past week and I wanted to let the world know how hard this group really does work. I am amazed with the women in this group and how fortunate I feel to know them, hang out with them and they put up with me:)
Jen, Margie, Lois and Jo, good luck with the re-writes, query letters and submissions. I know it has been tough on you girls, but all of you are great writers and I admire you all. So with that said, burn those candles to puddles, drink a little caffeine, and give yourselves a huge pat on the back, your almost there. :)
My wish for all of you is that the universe is ready and awaiting for these manuscripts, and the right little hot hands are ready to receive them. (did you see the wave of my magical wand)
I love you guys, but don't forget when it's mine, Amy and Tasha's turn for submissions, we are going to be kicking your doors in for help.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Like to Write...Why?

"Why do I write?" I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I suppose it's because people have been asking me about my book and what my story is about, and why is it so important to me. So I decided to analyze that for a while and this is what I came up with.
First let me say, I don't consider my self an over the top writer and I'm not a professional. But I do have things to say and I love to create, with my writing or in my art.
I love realism and fantasy in books, movies and art work. Isn't that what makes up our entire lives anyway? When the real world seems to Real, that's when we want to escape. We can let go of everyday stress in music, art or reading and transport ourselves any where, that's Fantasy. So that was simple enough, I write to escape.
I enjoy creating characters that can dream and see life from all different view points. They can go and do what I cannot and sometimes "YES" they can speak for me when I can not find my voice.
I believe all writers and artists do this. Writing is more than coming up with a storyline, plot and a mystery. Don't get me wrong this can be hard as Hell, but it is a writers way of living vicariously through characters and being able to have many voices. I like it, actually I love it and believe it or not I sometimes I hate it.
It causes me to have to pull out old feelings, open nasty wounds and re-taste bitter tears I have cried in the past. Why? Because of realism, your characters have to become tangible for the reader or guess what, they become phony, shallow and boring. I know that sounds horrible and why would anyone in their right mind, do that to themselves. The life of a writer is bittersweet. (More about that another day)
I have finally... I hope, come to a place in my own realism that if the only people to ever read or have my novels, short stories or poetry are my kids and grand-kids. It's okay, because through all my characters and the places that I have created, they will hear my voice.
That is immortality...write to the Edge.


Monday, May 3, 2010

What is in a Name?

I believe I have decided on a name for my new friend (laptop)...
"ELVIRA" my very own little Mistress of the Dark ;)
Now I still need to work a spell or two, perhaps light a candle or two, for my beautiful new friend.
All of this for WHY? So she will become my magical tool and serve me well!!!!
Does anyone know when the next full moon is? How about a cool incantation?
muahahahahaha (evil laugh inserted here)


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Laptop or Bust !

Well from the advice of several of my writing friends, I have a new Laptop :)
I have done the happy dance all day! It is charging as we speak. She is beautiful, black and shiny, with little sparkles. Now I can write my book, notes and nonsense from anywhere. I feel like a teenager with a new drivers license. So we will just have to see how much trouble I can get into with my new TOY!!! For those of you who know the story, I hope you are sharing in my overwhelming JOY:) I'm half tempted to name my newest friend (Laptop) any suggestions?


The Blog Gods

The Blog Gods have been appeased :) I have comments! Awesome, now I can get back to writing about writing, complaining about writing, laughing about my writing... and
Oh Yeah, and sharing all the insane, crazy, profound and sometimes totally useless ideas,
I have about writing.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Blog is Haunted

Well I have tried everything to get my comment button to work.I think it is broken.
Who broke the button? I have reset the settings AGAIN...and nothing has happened yet.
So until the forces at work (blogspot) or the comment button Gods, decide they are going to turn it back on, I guess I will have to be patient (not my strongest attribute.)
So please keep following- I may need to move and start again.
I hope not I liked this spot. Maybe I have a Ghost following my blog...that would be cool, but not that cool.

Peace and Patience