My self-imposed hiatus from writing is over. I needed to take a break because I’d just published another novel and wanted to get caught up on things I’d neglected while working on that book. I stepped away from the keyboard, did some housework, and started reading again. So did I cheat by writing? Well, I… Continue reading My Month of No Writing
A letter from my Muse
Listen up, Linda! I’ve taken all I can take these last three weeks. Your emotional roller coaster is making me sick. Chill the heck out. You’re a writer. Writers write. And writers, if they’re smart, let trusted writers read their work and give them feedback. And if those writers are any help at all, they give you… Continue reading A letter from my Muse
This writer is looking forward
Looking back at my life during the past year, I can see losses and gains, but I can’t yet judge the long-term effects. Every year at this time, psychics make predictions for the coming year. I have no such gift. I can only make resolutions, affirming to myself and all, my intent for the future.
The spirit of giving to writers
can give to writers. A couple of days ago, someone sent me an email in which she wrote some lovely things about my writing. This person is a published author whose writing I admire, and her comments on specific elements of my writing that she liked gave me a much-needed lift.
Ooo … ooo … I know this one!
Let’s play a little game, shall we? Linda: I’ll take felicitous discoveries for a thousand. Alex: I do have writing talent. Linda? Linda: What is … What did I discover while editing? Alex: Correct! If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know I suffer from a lack of confidence in my writing… Continue reading Ooo … ooo … I know this one!