Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cutting it close!!

I know I'm cutting it close! But, I did make it back here (finally) in one week.

Life has been a tad crazy. I just started full time at a local motel as manager. And let me tell you, there are some very interesting people staying there that would make interesting characters! I'm sure I will be able to use them in a couple of the manuscripts that I am working on.

I'm also trying hard to keep up with my critique group. That's challenging but I always have loved a challenge. Keeping myself busy keeps me out of trouble, lol.

This week I haven't had a chance to work on my current manuscript, but since I have today and tomorrow off, it's time to play catch up. No rest for the wicked.

As for everything else in my life, well let's just say it's blah. Hubby and I can't seem to see eye to eye on anything, but hopefully this will pass. Another good reason to keep myself busy!

Going back to work on my critiques and my manuscript. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Yup, just like the title implies-My real world on writing. Some may have this thought that writers just kick out a story and next thing they know, the story is sitting on bookshelves everywhere. I wish it were that way lol. But, it's not that easy.

I've created my own blog for several reasons. One, it's my own space to write down my thoughts and feelings on writing. Two, maybe some can learn from my experiences as I stumble my way through writing. Three, I believe this could be a stress reliever when needed. Four, if I post some goals on here, I'm held more accountable for them.

With all of that said, I am currently working on a manuscript targeted for Harlequin Intrigue. And with my new critique partners, I think I have a chance to succeed. So, the first thing to learn from me: if you're currently or about to begin working on any type of writing, find a critique partner(s). This was the best thing I could have done. The input is great. The little things that are being pointed out about my manuscript I didn't notice. I'm glad these were pointed out to me.

I'm going to start off by making my goals simple. 1) Work on my current manuscript and get it submitted this year. 2) Attempt to enter as many of the writing challenges on Harlequin that I can. 3) At least try to enter with Date with Destiny one time to see how it goes. (yeah some of these are a little intimidating to me). 4) To blog here at least once a week.

Now, off to start keeping up with my goals.