Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to all

May we all have a moment to remember all we have to be thankful for.
No matter how big, no matter how small, the fact that we are thankful unleashes more for us to be thankful for.

Ironically, Thanksgiving Day often has the least amount of time available for us to acknowledge, really acknowledge that we are thankful, and have so much to be thankful for.

May we all have much to be thankful for.

A peaceful heart, answers for our questions, love and support when we need it.

May the beginning of this holiday season find us all with much to be thankful for.
And may we find time to appreciate and be thankful for everything we are blessed with. Even more than and beyond this Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, November 24, 2008

NaNo Lobotomy

Does NaNo cause lobotomies?

I mean really! Yes I understand that the real lobotomies NaNo can cause come from whacking your head too many times on your keyboard.

But I’m beginning to think NaNo can sure cause mental lobotomies! Or excuse me I am sure thinking it can. No contractions for NaNo after all.

But it sure does seem to make your brain go really dead at times.

Or maybe that’s just mine. Pthhhhhtttt. Contraction again. The bane of my NaNo.

Not to mention all the brain leakage that’s going on. Maybe that was the warning signs!!! OH NO!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snow and Leaves!

It’s been snowing today! Can you believe it? Before Thanksgiving! In Richmond, Virginia.
Snowflakes were just lazily drifting down like crazy outside my window. Thank God it wasn’t inside! Then there’d Really be a problem.
But even outside it was disconcerting, especially when the wind was blowing. Snowflakes were all mixed up in with all the leaves blowing around.
At least the snowflakes weren’t as big as the leaves! And didn’t stick as much.
I’m not ready for all the cold and snow. I feel like I’ve not even had an autumn yet! You know, the warm days followed by cool nights. Or even sunny brisk days that still make a jacket enough to wear for warmth.
I feel cheated!
As I do by all the non-NaNo that I’ve not managed to get ahead on.
Ah well, soldiering on. Which according to all the advice we get at the Writing Shows and James River Writers Conferences is what a lot of this writing life is all about anyway.
Does anyone hear a tune being whistled?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bemused at Time Passing

Where does all the time go? I turn around and it's been forever since I've posted anything. What is with all that?! Sure doesn't seem that long, that's for sure!
I'm certainly bemused by that!
Bemused Writer sitting bemused by life at the moment. All the unexpected things that come at you.

According to definition I found Bemused is 1) to make confused : Puzzle, Bewilder 2) to occupy the attention of : Distract, Absorb.

Which all apply right now. I’m Bewildered that I am a writer to begin with, how did I come to find myself in this place? Sometimes I’m bewildered by all the wonderful writers I know and have come in contact with. Which I do know is because of James River Writers in Richmond, Virginia.
And 2) I am distracted by all those musings etc.. from working on my books.

Okay, so part of that is maybe partly excuse. Writing is Really hard work! Or at least it is for me! As one of my writing group members, Dragon Queen, and I were talking, it’s like having brilliant flashes of a few brilliant words strewn with a few-to-bunch of words of mediocrity. Not what I’m aiming for! But I’m trying to learn to live with some of it just to get the story out of my head onto the paper [or screen, since my husband has pushed me from the writing on paper to the writing on computer. For the most part.] As everyone keeps saying, especially all those currently in the mid-throes of NaNo writing right now, you can’t edit a blank page. Which if you don’t know about NaNo and all that, do check it out. November is NaNo month, after all.


Is writing easy for Anyone?

And do I want to know? Really want to know?

Well, I Think I’d like to know what they do that makes it easier for them to write.

If there is such an answer.

I’ll have to see if anyone’s ever done a poll of writers and asked them that – Is writing easy or hard for them?

But I guess I should wait to do that until I get back to the task of writing myself.

Since I really do want to get the book I’m currently working on done so I can get back to some of the other books I have waiting on the back burner ready to simmer forth.

So for this November NaNo time, or just any writer in the midst of writing, I wish you Happy Writing!
Or at least an easier time, if like me you find it really hard work.

And if you have ideas for what makes it easier for you Please Post!!!