Monday, August 16, 2010
I read a ton of blogs each day. Some I skim through. Some I read casually and some I am compelled to cry or laugh from the very first sentence.
I use my blogger dashboard much like I do the back of a book jacket. If the first few sentences catch my eye, I stop.
I write posts to hopefully encourage writers no matter what stage of writing they are in. But sometimes, I think, what more can I write about? I’ve done posts on almost everything connected with writing (except THE CALL). So has everyone else.
I wanted to keep this blog real and the reality is that the writing process can be slow. Extremely slow. Last week I wrote over 10,000 words on my new novel and read two books by Elizabeth Berg (my new favorite author).
You probably did the same.
We all get to similar crossroads in our writing. That’s the beauty of this journey. Should I query yet? Should I choose another agent to target? Should I get this book edited by a professional and hope it is worth it? Should I stick to short stories or non-fiction? Should I attend a conference?
We’ve all got so much in common.
But some days all I can write is this:
Just write. Just wait. Just keep trying. Just believe.
What are your writing plans this week?