Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Little Rest Can Do Wonders

I had a late day at work this week, and the next day I went back to my regular early schedule. Consequently, I was ridiculously tired last night because my sleep schedule was so muddled. Last night, no lie. Went to bed at like 7:00 PM. And slept straight through.

Hello, what's this? Well-rested? I can actually think to write this morning! Yay! It's funny how easy it is to write yourself out of the corner you wrote yourself INTO when you look at it on a little more sleep.

Have a great (rest of the) week, everyone!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Setback, Regroup, Retry

Every writer has the occasional setback. I experienced one recently, and felt sorry for myself for a couple of days, but after the two days, I bucked up and got back on the horse.

The truth is, getting back on the horse is not the hard part.

The hard part is those couple of days of feeling bad. You have to face the problem, think about it, dwell on it, and look at it from each angle. That's the non-action part, where all you see is Obstacle. The action part, where you have the opportunity to do something about said Obstacle, is the easier of the two by far. Because now you are in motion, and moving toward a solution (or, paraphrasing Edison, not another failure but another way it won't work).

I have heard the phrase "Don't give up" so many times, it's probably engraved on my eardrums by now. But it's true. You can't publish if you don't write something. You can't get that dream job if you don't apply. You can't get through that door, but by gosh, you can try the window. And failing that, grab a reciprocating saw and cut yourself a hole through the wall, darn it.

Keep writing. Keep trying. Stay on that horse, and if you can't stay on it the first time, get back on!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why Cats Rock

I really don't even need to preface this one with any words. Maru. Funniest cat ever.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Off To A Rolling Start

A week into the New Year already, and so far I have managed to get some (key word, SOME) productive stuff done. Add to that a sick toddler, though. Ah, winter. Snowing like crazy here in NY, and not even the good stuff you can pack. What a bummer! I keep waiting for one good snowman-worthy snow. The days are starting to get longer (or is that just me being hopeful?), and this is the year I get published - so yay!

I will also be planning some giveaways and book signings following EARTH's release on April 2nd, so look for announcements regarding those. My resolution this year is to get ALL of my current writing projects finished. Wish me luck!