Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pass it on!

I'm energized today.

My writers group on Monday was such a blessing. We had two more people come through the doors and add their own wonderful personalities to our mix.After two hours of listening to similar writing concerns and challenges---I left knowing once more, I'm not alone in this journey to put on paper the stories that ramble around in my head.

Now I knew that--but there is something about sitting across a conference table with another writer and feeling that real-life connection that they get it. They understand the need to share not only with our voices but with our writing.

So yesterday, while Florida was experiencing record breaking temperatures--not in the direction I like--I stayed half the day under my blankets and wrote on my manuscript.

I'm back in the game and love it.

I also have some good news. My friend Angie from the Gumbo Writer blog suggested I submit one of my blogging posts. I changed it up some and sent it off and it was accepted on Monday from a Christian Writers magazine. Thanks!

Several of you commented that sometimes we need those down times to re-energize and clean out our brains and all sorts of things. I think you're right---again!

Are you energized today? Do you have a plan to put on paper all those stored up thoughts? Do you have a list waiting to be checked off? Do you have a story to be sent out?

I'm not sitting across a library table today from you but I'm here on your computer screen. Hopefully you can grab a little encouragement from me.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Hot diggity dawg, girlie! Congrats on that quick acceptance. Hey, maybe you got energized by the "cold" snap. :)

Janna Qualman said...

Terri, I'm so glad you feel back in the groove! And congrats on the accepted essay. Keep us posted as to its details.

No, I'm not energetic. I'm having a funk-filled day (and it's not even 9!), and it's left me cranky. I'm hoping I can turn my day around, and find some good in it.

Janna Qualman said...

Oh, and I meant to comment about your comment... I'm sorry you couldn't view the video! Are you able to view things on YouTube at all? If so, you can look up the title and artist and find it there.

Otherwise... you just may have to contact the Geek Squad. :) Actually, it's free (I'm fairly certain) and painless to download the flash player. Might be worth checking into!

Ang said...

Congratulations Terri on the acceptance.

I feel more energized today than yesterday so there is improvement. My lists are long and lacking checkmarks, but I keep hope. Everyday gets better and better.

By the way, we are having very "chilly" weather here in Alabama...went from 70s to 50s in a day. Not very prepared for that and now we are waking to frost on the windshields of our cars...rather "ease" on into the cold weather but the scenery is beautiful with all the changing leaves.

Tracy said...

I'm so glad you're back on track and ready to go! What a motivator you are! I have big plans that I'll be revealing soon on my own writing journey. I'm doing something - finally!

AnooCre8ion said...

Hi Terri, glad to hear you are energized. I am energized just reading your words.

I have just started on something that God has laid on my heart for a while and I am pleased with the progress. I spent all day yesterday working on it.

So praise God.

Paul says in Titus 3:5&6 He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ.
our Savior.

He is our motivator and our re-energizer and He is willing to do it over and over and over again, all we need do is ask. Apart from Him we are nothing so let's not forget to ask Him for whatever we need.

Have a blessed day

AnooCre8ion said...

Forgot to say congratulations as well on the acceptance of your piece. I am very happy for you.


Pat's Place said...

Whew! I needed that boost to continue working on my book. You are right--it just takes a push sometimes to get on with the task. Thanks!

Melissa Marsh said...

Congrats on the acceptance! Woo hoo! Now see, God knew that you needed this little blessing after experiencing some frustration and burn-out. :-)

I am in the midst of moving, so writing is on the back burner right now, but I can't WAIT to dive back in!

Jessica said...

Energized? Not really. But I hear you on the Florida weather. *sigh* At least it's sunny.
Kudos to you for writing despite the chill :-)

Kasie West said...

Congrats on the acceptance. That's great. I need some of your energy, I'm feeling *blah* today. So thanks for the pick me up. :)