I want to run away! December is going entirely too quickly and I’m getting nothing accomplished. I have a sub due for my critique group on Monday & I don’t know if I’m going to have time to get it ready. Aaaahhhhhh!I better get busy.

Well I had every intention of getting the draft of my article done today, but that didn’t happen.  Other than a few notes I got nowhere.  I did get an interview lined up for it and made some notes of other people to talk to.  So it wasn’t a total waste.  Tomorrow is another day
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We all have so many things to be thankful for.  I am thankful that I don’t have to cook turkey (or eat it).  I’m thankful for all of the wonderful friends I’ve made both in person and on the net.  I’m thankful that I’m finally getting somewhere with my writing.  Even if my progress is
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Everyone out and away from writing for….two days.  I am taking a break from my WIP until Thanksgiving when I’ll be home alone with no interruptions.  I can get both my article assignments done and edit my YA novel.  I’m not quite to chapter 3 yet.  Reading is going much slower than I had planned. 
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When I was young, writing was just for fun.  There was no worrying about grammar or punctuation, I just wrote.  As an adult, writing is so much harder.  In order to be published you have to worry about silly things like grammar and punctuation.  And your story has to capture readers and keep them reading. 
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Well I’ve started reading Make a Scene and it is amazingly helpful.  I am learning all kinds of things that I didn’t know before.  For example there are four lines between scenes in a book.  And I learned a concise definition for “Show don’t tell” that I actually understand.  (it’s on page 9) The best
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There is nothing worse as a writer than to have lots of ideas.  You’d think it would be a blessing to beable to come up with ideas on whim.  You’d be wrong.  Ideas are nothing without the discipline, structure and skill.  Until those ideas are on paper; fleshed out and finished, they are nothing.  The book
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It is already been almost a week since the conference ended and I’ve already gone back to my “lazy” ways.  This weekend I’ll be starting the research for my article due in January.  I want to have the ruff draft done by the middle of November so that I have plenty of time to edit
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Well the Conference is starting to wind down…or rather I am.  I’m pooped!  It’s hard work thinking.  But with the end also comes the sadness.  I’m going to miss the stress and excitement of seeing where my writing is going.  And I’ve learned so many new things that I don’t want it all to end. 
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