Monday, January 27, 2014

Melt Down

Yeah, I kind of had a writerly melt down the other day. It was bad. I texted Sarcastically Delicious (aka huzband) and said, I quit. And then he so wisely reminded me that if I love to write then I should continue writing--that's all that matters. And he's right.

And then one of my best friend's texted me and told me I was her hero and not to give up. And I about wanted to cry.

I knew I didn't really want to quit writing. I was just frustrated.

But sometimes I just get caught up in all of the...stuff. You know what I'm talking about. The stuff that comes with trying to make it as a writer in the big vast world of publishing. I think I was barely keeping my head above water and then I made a mistake with my WIP. I had forgotten about this new plot point that I had added. It was a very much needed plot point. But then, I had forgotten that I had added it and didn't remember it until about 10,000 words later.


I've got to go back and fix everything.

And I don't know why just this little thing got to me so much, because I don't mind revising or rewriting in the least bit. But, just with everything else; it was the straw that broke the camel's back (or knocked Anita off the camel and made her fall into a pile of camel poo.)

So I'm going to take a break from writing for a few days. Read some. Waste some time watching television. Learn how to do the Purl stitch finally so all my knitting doesn't just consist of one stitch, LOL.

I wish everyone a happy week!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Checking In

I know. I know. It's been a month or so since I've posted on the blog. Honestly, I've just been so busy writing and revising that I haven't had time to come up with anything witty or entertaining to say here. And after all, that's the point of all this, yeah? To first and foremost focus on the writing career, and then supplement with the blog. Unfortunately, the supplementing has gone to the wayside.

This past month I've read some fantastic books. ELEANOR & PARK and FAN GIRL, both by Rainbow Rowell. She's definitely becoming one of my fave authors. I highly recommend both if you enjoy YA contemporary.

I saw one of the most spectacular figure skating performances I've seen in a long time (basically since they changed the judging system), and it brought tears to my eyes to see this humble, talented man bring an arena to their feet. Definitely rooting for him at the Olympics.

I'd love to stay and share and chat more. But I've got to get back to work on my Book Map. I'm participating in Editor Cheryl Klein's (Arthur Levine Books) Plot Intensive at the SCBWI Springmingle in March. I'm so excited to take my MG Sci-Fi and strengthen its plot at this workshop.

I wish everyone a wonderful day and Happy Writing!