Monday, February 25, 2013

Fine I'll Read Another Book

So I love reading. Surprise :) 

My girls read and a couple have even been writing as well. (I so love this! When they read their work my chest puffs up and a batter from the world series couldn't knock the smile off my face.) 

Reading allows me to escape but writing swallows me whole. When I start writing I can't escape my story for days. My characters follow me around and every conversation inspires something. Unfortunately that inspiration can be less than focused and I usually get several new book ideas while listening to peoples own epiphanies, but, what's been strange for me, is when reading becomes work. 

I currently have a stack of books to read. Granted, much smaller than an editors, but way larger than I'm used to piling up and my rainy days are seriously lacking! So I've got to knock some of them out. Not to mention the fifteen million other things on my list such as, taxes, kid pick ups, kid drop offs, taxes (April is coming really fast this year), bills, dinner, lunch, breakfast, clean up from the previous three, etc. And, my kids like to imagine that some day I might stop and play with them! How dare they :) 

I don't know what people are talking about when they say that time flies! OK that's a lie, but how else am I supposed to justify sticking my kid in front of a video game or saying "Mommy will be down in a minute!" When I really mean a few hours, if I can escape the computer by then, and not have some other urgent to-do item come up. 
So what to do because the weather has taken a turn for the worse and I'm looking at some rainy days, and frankly I'd like to put the to-do list away, shove the stack of books behind the piano, and just write. 

The picture has no real tie to my post :) I just happen to love old bookstores, old bikes, the architecture. 
Well it looks kinda rainy, so there, I tied it in!

Friday, February 8, 2013

The problem with spinning theories.

Seriously, I get way to caught up in theory spinning. Fan fic flies in my head the minute I finish a good book.
Right now it's driving me nuts, I'm supposed to be packing and instead I'm surfing around looking for people reading Inevitable, by Tamara Hart Heiner and spinning theories anywhere someone will listen to me. 

That's the real problem with reading a good book. It makes me spend way to much time on the internet and I waste my day away... 


...so, anyone want to dish? :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ode to the Pen

I've been struggling with a laptop that doesn't want to cooperate with my on the move style of writing.

  • I want to write everywhere. It prefers being plugged into the wall.
  • I want to access my work in a more easily view-able format. It doesn't like to save in dropbox. (Or maybe it just refuses to update what it does save. I can't decide)
  • I move from one thought to the next very quickly. It thinks I need time. Probably to contemplate the nature of every possible story line before continuing on with the plot. (Jerk. I guess it doesn't trust me.)
Oh well, in any case I was inspired by a post at  QueryTracker Blog by Jane Lebak She wrote about writing in notebooks and after reading it I stared at my stack of neglected notebooks and was kinda surprised at how similar my feelings are about writing in them. 

I still need the computer, obviously, but I really believe I write better when it's come from my brain, to the paper. Like somehow my heart is attached to those tools and when I insert a keyboard between my fingers and the story, I lose feeling. Maybe I think about things to much, or not enough, but in any case I'm pulling out the notebooks and pens and going to work... again :) 

Go check out her post and her friends posts as well if we want to be all unbiased and junk, and get inspired!

If you really want that ode...
Oh the glory of this thine ink!
Why must the words thou holds be hid from me?
Spill them, spill them forth that I might joy in their wonder!
Share thy secrets with us all.
The glory that thou holds.

Hehe, Share an ode with me! I'm totally not being serious in writing that. Honestly...
 I don't even know what an ode really is! So don't think just write and share your ode to writing!

Current WIP - Today I'm hoping to find out some dynamics in the conflict between Chloe and her father. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Movement for the hips, Makes time for the hands

I've been Zumba-ing like crazy lately and while it's made me feel incredibly busy all this week, today... 
all I want to do is write!!! 
All week I've been stressing over not being home long enough to brush my teeth and shower so today it's now 10 o'clock and I've barely tiptoed out of bed, but my laptop is looking pretty darn good!

My little people are cuddled in the bed with me and if you ask me it's shaping up to be a pretty darn good day!

So hurrah for all those busy, crazy, things we do! They wear us out and exhaust us but, maybe when that day off comes, it will mean more writing for you!

What are some of the things that keep you to way to busy! 
You know it's happened at least once!