Browncoat in training

Psst...what's next?

Writing angst
Frustration seems to be the reigning emotion for the week. I've had so many mundane things to do this week, that I've not had more than a few hours to work on my novel. It's completely frustrating!!! Scenes are running through my head while I'm driving, or while I'm sitting in line to pick up my son from school. Granted, I've been taking a journal with me to try and jot these notes down, but now they are everywhere! I have boxes filled with napkins and bits of paper with stuff written on them, conflict scenes or paragrahs of action scenes scribbled down in a hurry, because mortal life is inteferring. Blah!!! I need a day to do nothing but write! Rats. They've found me. Back to being a mom.

Crits and writing
I have finally finished crits for my friends and now I'm on to writing. The characters are running wild in my head demanding attention. I've been so busy with life this week, that I've barely had time to bring up my computer.  I rarely watch TV anymore, which I'm not sure is a bad thing, in fact, considering the shows on TV nowadays, I'm probably not missing much. Onward!

Write, write, and more writing

36000 words and writing! Woo hoo!!!

Dead people, blood, violence, sex, the supernatural, and a motorcyle. What more could one ask for. :)

Working on a new career
Well, the chemist job played out (THANK GOD!). Ten years stuck in a lab playing go between for lab and production plant people was enough to last me a life time. My husband, bless his heart, has decided that I should spend a little time honing the writing skills. Yeah! I have a least a year to produce something interesting or at the least, something that I am proud of.

I have the blessing of being a part of a great writing/crit group, the DragonWriters, of which I owe my current writing chance. Without their encouragement, I don't think that I would have ever put a story on paper again, much less finish one. Due to a very bad experience in a creative writing class at UGA (my first writing class ever), I was determined to never write again. That changed when I decided, on a whim, to take an intro writing class at DragonCon (Big Con in Atlanta). The teacher was very encouraging and I met the most fantastic group of people there. We got together and decided, hey, we should all stick together and help each other. Ta Da! The DragonWriters were born. Since then, a large number of our group has been published. We get together a couple of times during the year to talk, chat, critique and encourage. We also meet at the Con, on-line and even send a few IM's to each other for support. We've been together since 2002.

No one could ask for a better bunch of people. Now, I write everyday. When I'm not writing, I'm thinking about it. I'm having the time of my life at the moment and I wouldn't change a thing. Well, I wouldn't slap a winning lotto ticket out the house if it just happened to appear, but you get my drift. DragonWriters Rock! Thanks for the second change.

Writer's Block: Been There, Done That
If you could live one day in your life over and over, which day would it be?
None. Past is the past, I'm all for something new.


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