Friday, October 29, 2010

Girlfriends Book Club

Stop by and see me today at the Girlfriends Book Club where I post about my march through the trenches of Hollywood.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


All week I've been busy writing and taking care of the kiddies. This, has been the busiest week so far this school year. Back to school night, gymnastics, parents meeting for gymnastics, school pictures, sectionals on Saturday. Whew! I am the worlds best juggler this week.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Funny

I love Coco. I also love this ad.

Happy Weekend!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Magical Musings

I am a guest blogger at Magical Musings today. Please stop by and read my post about losing my voice as a writer and then, hopefully, regaining it.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quiet Please: Silencing Your Inner Critic

One of the *major* perks of being VP of Programming at RWA-WF is getting to schedule our online workshops. I am particularly thrilled that this month we have Melissa Clark presenting Quiet Please: Silencing Your Inner Critic.

As an author I am constantly fighting the nasty little voice whispering in my ear that tells me: That Sucks! You can't write! No way that works! What are you thinking?!

You know this voice, right? The little demon that forever has you second guessing your plot, your characterization...well really just your entire *being* as a writer.

Melissa's workshop silences that nasty little bugger! Quiet Please: Silencing Your Inner Critic is a workshop designed to help writers get around this voice filled with fear and self-doubt.

And Guess What? This RWA-WF workshop is open to EVERYONE! Yes everyone! Any writer that is interested in strapping a muzzle onto that nasty little non-muse is welcome to attend. But here is the kicker--Registration Closes THIS Friday.

Please join Melissa Clark and RWA-WF while we silence our inner critic! You can register here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Flux, limbo, or *sigh* just plain waiting.

Sometimes a writer waits. And waits and waits and waits. We wait for edits, we wait for notes, we wait for 'the call', we wait. But the one thing I can't wait for is inspiration. I've discovered that if I wait for inspiration I might spend my whole life wordless. Inspiration comes by planting my butt in the chair and writing. Writing is my job. In my life I've had a number of jobs. I am an attorney, although I don't currently practice. I was also a motion picture agent. Whenever I find myself wanting to put off writing because I don't feel 'inspired' I have to giggle with the idea of what a judge would have said if I'd shown up in their courtroom on a trial date and said...

"Eh, don't want to go to trial today. I'm not feeling inspired."

Hmm. I think a contempt of court citation might have been in order and perhaps even a night in the hooskow. So although as a writer I may spend a lot of time waiting for others to get back to me about a specific project I don't have the luxury of waiting for inspiration to write. My stories don't write themselves (oh if they did!). These little golden nuggets only get written if I have the discipline to sit down and make my fingers do the tippity-tappity dance across my keyboard. Even on a bad day, when pulling words out of my mind is akin to shoving toothpicks under my fingernails, I still get words onto the page. These stories can't wait for my flitter flutter Muse to make an appearance. I figure while my Muse dances over a rainbow somewhere I can at least get the first draft finished and then maybe (hopefully) my Muse will be around to help me edit.

Have a Happy Weekend!