This week I delved into Nora Roberts MacKade Brothers series on my Nook. She always put me in the mood for writing. I love her writing. She has a way about it and does it so smoothly. I discovered her books back in 2007 during National Novel Writing Month and have been hooked ever since. Her characters and stories draw me back time and again and every time I reread one of her series, I discover something new. And you are left with that feeling of warmth, strength, being a part of something. Don't know how to explain it. She's the master and in striving to write on that par, if I end up writing half as well as she does, well then I'll have something to be proud of. If that makes any sense.
This week I also read Changeling Moon (released June 1st) and Changeling Dream (released June 28th) by Dani Harper. Her debut paranormal series about werewolves. Both well done and will be reviewing soon. The third book in the series, Changeling Dawn won't be coming out until Jan 2012.
Plodding steadily along with my writing. Some days I think I should have a certain number of words to write and report, but then again, since I'm handwriting everything....hard to do. Setting a certain time frame seems to work better. I will write for half an hour. Doesn't seem like much does it? I get the feeling I'm behind the 8 ball and will never catch up. I should be doing more but with everything else, how going to accomplish that not quite sure yet. Our summer break is coming up in a couple weeks, so will be definitely be revising my goals.
Never know from one day to the next, whether the words are going to flow or be like pulling teeth. My internal editor has been playing havoc with me lately and I spent the past few day, writing and rewriting one scene before realizing the first take was the best and it'll all probably change when I get around to editing it. Then I had insight into what preceded the scene and who was involved. Now I'm thinking need to go back and write that scene, then this one will make more sense. Hmmm!
My goals for this week are simple:
1) complete morning pages
2) Write for at least half and hour or 2 pages front and back which ever comes first.
3) Sponsor duties - will be coming around and encouraging with my pom poms.
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Here's an interesting, thought provoking question for you. Would you give up the internet for 1 million dollars?
Honestly, I couldn't. My husband's answer - in a heartbeat. What about you?