Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ahern State Park, Near Laconia, NH

  Enjoy some pics from a state park that nobody knows about and you NEED a 4x4 to access.  There was only the lap of the water, an angry squirrel and a lone bird.  Bliss.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Writing and Moving Forward

You can't share words without writing them.
The glamorous part of writing is actually the writing...the creating.  That's when your muse is set free to explore all your fears, dreams, wants and needs and translates them onto the screen.  It's exhilarating.  It is fleeting.

The rest of the writing process is downright torture, and yet without it, all those glorious words would be locked in my computer for all time.  Anybody who has ever read a book, knows keeping words to yourself is a crime.

In order to participate with the rest of humanity the best way I know how, I keep writing.  And then I have to edit those footloose words.  And then (lol...yes, and then!) I must send them somewhere for judgement.  It's called submitting.

Currently I'm trapped in the submitting portion, while I should be moving forward with the editing so I can submit the next story.  It's circular.  Round and round we go.  But on the occasion we do get stuck.  How to unstick?

The answer is as simple as it is difficult.  Just do it.  Take out that rough manuscript and start searching for the plot/pacing flaws.  Go back and check for continuity.  Go back again to clean up the inevitable grammatical errors.

Guess what I need to do this week?  Yep.  Get out my dear "Mistress" and go back so I can go forward.

I love writing.  I do! Can't you tell?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The lure of the Facebook

Fresh Air, Blue computer in sight. 
I did it.  I added Facebook to my social media presence.  And now that I'm there ( ) I may never leave.

It's like a child in a toy store.  And I realize I'm probably preaching to the converted, as I may be one of the last people on the planet to hand over my info to this decade's version of Big Brother, but the genius of The Creator cannot be dismissed.

People to see. Links to click on. Games to play.  My favorite products, shows, books....aaaah!

I am supposed to use this magical place for the purpose of reaching out to readers, both for NASCAR and Romance, but it wants me to jump down the hole, doesn't it?  I can hear the white rabbit disappearing around the next corner, "Click! You don't want to miss anything!"

Is there a Facebook Anonymous?  There should be, cause I am about to turn into an addict.

What are the tricks you use to keep your online time in control?  I think I need some suggestions.