Friday, June 4, 2010

The blogosphere is amazing.

Thanks to all of you for your encouraging comments. I 've recovered and the critique is helping me. It was a great learning experience and I have become stronger from it. I've done a lot of thinking and have come up with a few things. Thanks to my CPs --when in doubt they know how to make me smile and bring me back to being me. I don't know where I would be without them. Probably a little on the crazy side, in therapy laying on some leather couch and talking to a doc with small glass who looks like he's listening but is probably thinking of something else.

I realize I have to make a few changes not only in my manuscript but my life. I know I've tried this before but I'm going to stick to a strict blog schedule. I will post M/W/F. Like a lot of you are doing. I will comment when I can.

My home life will change with certain days for certain things.

My WiP will continue. I love it too much. I love writing too much. I'm thinking of some changes but for now I will continue doing what I'm doing with it. Revisions. Also, those SNI (Sexy New Ideas--Thanks Frankie.) keep creeping in and out. All the voices in my head will not stop so I better listen or I may be put into a padded room.

You guys rock and when you need a shoulder I'll be here. The support all of my blogging buddies give me is priceless. You know this because I said it before.

I will still be doing Writing the Next Line once a month. I will be posting one in a couple of weeks.

My first author interview will be taking place the end of the month --right here. :)

I'm keeping it short today and will be commenting later.

I love this pic. Wish my kitties were still this small.

Oh and if you see Edward tell him I'm waiting. :)

This journey is full of ups and downs. It is great to have such great support. Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're feeling better and more in control with a plan. It sounds like you're really on top of things in terms of your journey and I'll be right here hanging out with you on it. Have a great weekend. :)

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  2. I'm so glad you're feeling better :)

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  3. Two thumbs up! Hmm... I've run out thumbs, but if I had any others, they'd be up as well. : j

    It sounds like you're doing what you got to do to keep going. Gambatte!

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  4. I'm glad that you are feeling a bit better! I know the trials that you're going through right now are rough but you'll get through the rough patch fully soon enough. I guess the saying is true "this will only make you stronger". If life was easy everyone would be a millionaire!

    Just remember if you need some extra love or encouragement I'm an email away and I can give you more than you could possibly handle! I'm full of encouragement when needed! I appreciate my crit buddies as well ;) You guys are great and without you I wouldn't have known half the stuff I know now! I can't wait to give you a few pieces of my latest WiP's!

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  5. My blogger didn't post your last post! I didn't see it until now! I'm sorry that was tough, but I'm glad you're feeling better and have a plan now. It's always good to have a plan.

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  6. It's a good feeling when you see what needs to be done to your wip and have a plan of attack.

    Have a great weekend!

    Love that kitty pic!

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  7. yay for feeling better!

    Also, don't ever feel afraid of taking a break from the WIP and playing with something else. Sometimes WIPs need a break

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  8. So glad your feeling better today! Sometimes not just one thing needs a good check but a few other things in life need to get organized again so the writing feels organized again. To some degree lol, I'm not sure my thoughts could ever be considered organized.
    Sometimes we forget how to just enjoy our WiP and it sounds like you got that back. :)

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  9. Good to see you've recovered and have a plan.

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  10. I am glad you are feeling better. I'd also say be wary of changing your whole story on the basis of one critique. The person who did it may be way talented etc, and of course worth listening to, but it is still one person's opinion. If there were cracks you were unsure of and they highlighted them, then do give them a second glance. However if there is something you love and they didn't, I'd keep on believing. You will get there as you are so dedicated to the journey, and everything is a learning curve. Keep your spirits up!

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  11. so glad to hear you're doing better!! we're all here to help each other, and it's so nice to see that our little community can work together to mend the aching hearts.

    i wish you all the best of luck, love!

    have a fabulous weekend!!

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  12. Having a plan always help make you feel more in control I find. All of this stuff can often be overwhelming - take care of yourself and your writing! We'll be here for you! :)

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  13. You *sound* so MUCH better! I'm so glad you got to think about everything and have now come up with a plan. Have a great weekend! xoxoxox

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  14. Glad you are feeling better & you are right: blog less and write more. I am no longer trying to come up with something interesting to say every day. Sometimes all I have in me is the ability to write my words for my story.

    I have struggled with my current MS. It's in its 4th revision, 3rd PLOT revision and I decided this was IT. No more. If this doesn't fly, time to move on. I can't be stuck trying to fix the same story for a bazillion years if no one is paying me to fix it.

    I am putting a partial together, synopsis and query and a pitch. I'm sending the queries out and the partials out in July. If I get a bite, then I know I am on the right track. If not, I'll move on to the next story and flesh it out.

    I hope you find the rhythm you need to manage all the elements of your life. I did find that once I cut back on my social media time, I had gobs of time to read again. And I've loved doing that.

    Hugs! And Happy Writing!

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  15. Schedules do work, for sure. And taking care of you is what keeps the creative well full, and ideas over-flowing. I believe you will always be guided to the perfect spot when you need to be uplifted. Just really important to let yourself go there. All the best with your writing and other such life stuff.

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  16. Sometimes, Christine, I feel like you're in my head, voicing my thoughts. Good luck with your WIP. I'm cheering you from the sidelines. And if you want a shoulder to cry on, you're more than welcome to email me. :D

    PS. Is that kittie really green? Or am I just losing it?

    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Glad you're feeling better about your WIP. I think every writer has been through something similar. I like that you're getting right back on the horse. Hang one because the ride gets better. :0)

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  18. I love that kitty picture, too - adorable!

    I'm also trying a MWF blogging schedule, I'm hoping it will help me get more in control of my blog instead of it controlling me.

    Good luck with your wip!

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  19. Christine, I've been absent in the blogging world for a few days, so I missed your last post, but I did read it thoroughly. I'm probably not saying anything that hasn't been said before, but what you're going/gone through is so understandable. I have totally been there. But I see such hope for you. You work hard and you write well (from what I've seen), and I know you'll get there. Glad to see that you seem a little better, and I hope you've had a good weekend!

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  20. Yay for feeling better. It's a rough road to take--authordom--but it's so worth the trouble. :)

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