Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2006 My year as a writer

Sounds like the beginning of a memoir. Too bad that is about all there is to my career...aside from the rejection letter that arrived in November. Not that I am complaining, that launched me into 'professional' status and marked the beginning of my rejection binder *G*

I will be peppering this blog a bit more with writing flavoured pieces but don't look to me for advice. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I'm just following the lemming in front of me.

The historical workshop is proving to be very interesting. I've read some unique ideas just through the general discussion. For example:

Frances Housden made this comment during one discussion. "...Near the end of my first book, I had a scene from a secondary character's POV where because of the seemingly stupid actions of the woman he was with, he got shot. Those two became the hero and heroine in book two, where I rewrote the scene as a prologue - this time from the heroine's POV, which makes her
look heroic instead of stupid. The same things occurred but the second time I
knew the heroine's motivation."

That just hit me as an absolutely brilliant idea!! You never know what you will learn when you sign up for stuff. *G*

Also the HeSaid/SheSaid blog has changed a bit. Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer have reworked it to be more of a writing workshop as well. They are both very talented and very different writers with different writing styles. Which mean that there is a TON of experience they are going to be sharing over the coming year.

I don't expect that I will be published or anything by this time next year, but it is my hope that I will have a couple of books finished and editor ready. I have learned so much in the past year, a small amount of what I need to know but I'm a stronger writer now. Thanks to a great number of patient people that I have pestered. *G* You know who you are, and please you can lift the restraining order now. I promise to be good.



happy new year

FeyRhi said...

Thanks Chic, May yours be wonderful too

Suzan said...

Now this I like!
This is elegant and class with a hint of mystery, very nice choice.

Marissa Alwin said...

Happy New Year! Like the new look!great attitude too. Keep setting goals and striving! as one of my fav songs from Santa Claus Is Coming to Town says "Put one foot in front of the other!" I ahve been learning so much this past year too. Like I still have so much to learn.

The workshop sounds interesting. I am taking the Writer U course, Defeating self-defeating behaviors with Margie Lawson. LOL something i really need help with!