Tagged with Writing

The hardest part is getting published

Writing a novel may seem like a big task. It is. Start to finish, including chapter re-writes, incorporating feedback from trusted editors and reviewing the whole thing 3 times over, You Might Just Meet Someone took about 2 years. That’s 2 years alternating between intense labouring and equally intense procrastination. You see, I love to write, but I … Continue reading

The Next Big Thing

I am cheating a little in posting this meme, as I was not tagged by the author who I follow via her blog, Charlotte’s Web, and that is part of the meme’s premise. That said, Charlotte Otter – a South African writer who lives with her family in Germany – has often inspired me to … Continue reading

Whidbey Island Retreat

The night was dark and stormy… Saturday night I was snuggled in my little corner room of the Captain Whidbey Inn while a storm raged outside. A screen door on the ground floor kept slamming in the wind, waking me throughout the night. Fellow guests had talked about the two ghosts that haunt the inn … Continue reading

Retreating to move ahead

Today I will be retreating to Whidbey Island for their Writers’ Association “Lockdown” Retreat. I will be locking myself away (voluntarily) with other writers – authors and poets – for two-and-a-half days on my absolute favorite of Puget Sound’s many islands. My aims: •    To get some ‘objective’ feedback on my book (the people attending … Continue reading

When I grow up…

I want to be an author. A published one. Who writes for a living. Books, in case you were wondering. I am talking a class with two published authors, who also worked in publishing. They have authored 40 books between them – and they are my age. They know stuff, and in one lesson I … Continue reading

Writing with abandon

I have been writing a book for nearly a decade. When I type out those words it seems impossible that it has been that long, but it is true. Nine years ago I started penning a travel biography about my time in the UK and Europe from ’96 to ’97.  I began this project old-school; … Continue reading

Write now!

I want to get back to writing my book.  Let me qualify that: I need to get back to writing my book. My book starts as a series of journal entries (both personal and travel) and letters in 1996 and ‘97, long before I know I will write a book. In 2001, I start writing … Continue reading

Compelled

I never do this – post twice in one day – but the first of today’s posts I started last night, and I have just read something that compels me to write again. Charlotte Otter is a South African woman living in Germany, and she write Charlotte’s Web, which is on my blogroll (check it … Continue reading

Writing Meme

Charlotte Otter writes a blog called ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (link on this page), and on occasion she posts a meme. I appropriated this meme from Charlotte, who appropriately appropriated it from someone else. If you’re a writer too, then pass it on. It is about my passion for writing. I am loving writing this blog, and … Continue reading