Friday, July 30, 2010

Fortune Cookie

My hubby and I went out for Chinese yesterday. Yes, we do this nearly every week, so, why am I writing about yesterday's lunch? When the fortune cookies came I picked up one, then for some reason I set it back down and grabbed the other one. No idea why. Anyway, I cracked it open and popped a piece in my mouth while I withdrew the fortune. Hey! There are two, I said.

The first one said, You will be unusually successful in an enteratinment career.

The second one said, Your present plans are going to succeed within the year.

Usually I get fortunes with proverbs or Chinese saying. Not too many "fortunes."

Now, does that mean I'll finally start to see some success from my writing? LOL And what are my present plans? To finish Fire Dance and start and hopefully finish Visions or Knight Midman Dark. Will I do either? Well, I kinda have to finish Fire Dance. I promised Maria at SBP, I would. And both Visions and Midman are driving me nuts to be written. So, maybe, I'll see the second fortune come true. The first one, I can hope.

Friday, July 16, 2010

In Print Soon

The publisher of my Fugue Macabre trilogy, Sapphire Blue Publishing, is going print.  Yes!  Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance, Fugue Macabre: Bone Dance and Fugue Macabre: Fire Dance will be available in print in the near future.  To say I'm excited is an understatement.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Good Day

We all have days where we feel less, not as good at something as the next person.  I don't usually talk to my husband about such things.  He wouldn't understand, I say.  But last night I mutttered under my breath to myself.  "I'm never going to be a successful writer.  Everyone is better than me."

Forget about that person at the workshop, writers' group or the author on the NY Times best selling list.  I bet at one time or the other they have told themselves the same thing.  

Forget about what the market says.  Didn't you say that by the time you write something for the market, the market has changed? 

Forget about that editor or agent you dream of working with.  Worry about the next word, the next sentence, and that editor and agent will one day read your work.

Now, clear you mind. Relax.  Write for the sheer love it it.  Write from your heart.  Find the joy you discovered when you first started writing.  Do your best.  If you are happy then you are a success.  In my eyes you already are a success.

Okay, by this time I was in tears.  Okay, so he quoted all the things I've told other writer friends when they were feeling down on themselves.  The point is he's been listening! 

I'm a damned lucky woman.