Monday, October 19, 2009

Baby steps

I took two baby steps in the right direction this week.
One, I joined ACFW ( American Christian Fiction Writers).
The other is I signed up for
National Novel Writing Month.
The goal is to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th.
I feel similar to my youngest child the first time she rode a Tilt-a-whirl.
right when the bars locked up in place, she scream, "I feel scared, excited and little freaked out all at the same time!"
That pretty much sums it up for me!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Putting the words to paper

"I became a writer shortly after I started putting words on paper..."

I can't remember where I read that recently, but it really struck a nerve.
I am good at putting words on paper. I know that, but the more I try to explore this hobby as a career, the less I find myself putting the words on the paper.

I read websites and blogs about writing and publishing. I participate in online forums about writing. But tonight, as I am sitting here with a blank word document and a cursor taunting me... I find I am struggling. The other stuff is unimportant. I just need to put the words on the paper.