Becoming a writer

With the numerous re-writes I have done to part 1 of my great American love story I wonder if I will ever finish it!

No one ever says to you when you aspire to be a writer that it is going to be a series of writes and re-writes and more re-writes.  The movies and books I have read about authors all paint it as easy as sitting in front of a window with a view and having it all pour out of them right into a best seller – HA!  Not so much!

It’s hard work!  Of course it’s hard work that I love and had no idea I would love.  I have always known since I was a little girl that I wanted to tell my stories in the written form, but editing and trying to make them better were always so much of a bother to me.  Now that I really have something of substance to work with it’s actually kind of fun!  And I have to give my friends at CW props, because they are helping me through this step by step. 

Just as so many other times in my life I thought I knew everything, I realize now how very little I know:)  Just part of growing up I guess.  Being 32 I thought I was grown, but apparently I have a lot to learn yet!  Be patient my name will be in enormous block letters at the top of a best selling novel yet!  One can dream anyway:)

Econ 101

I am beginning to wonder if the media is responsible for most of the economic hardships that people are having.  They are directly responsible for people thinking they can afford all of the stuff we know we can’t afford.  They are directly responsible for putting a negative doomsday spin on everything that comes out.  They are directly responsible for reporting every rotten and horrid story and not reporting anything positive or good these days.  Hmmm…I wonder why people are so depressed and not wanting to spend money?  Maybe because they think the world is coming to an end soon and there is no point! 

We at our house have decided to downsize everything.  We are giving the basics a go and we are surviving just fine!  As for pumping money back into the economy to stimulate it – I don’t think so!  Things can not be that bad when on a Saturday two weeks ago we were in Grand Forks and went to eat lunch at the Golden Corral, we could barely find a seat.  Not to mention when we left there was a line waiting to get in all the way out the door. 

I think we need to just plain start being sensible about what we are watching, listening to and buying.  We don’t need every new thing that comes out.  Our kids do not need every video game or action figure or motorized toy that you can find!  They need love and guidence and sunshine!  Beyond that something new should be a treat not expected! 

Rememer they can only play with so much stuff at one time and the rest just sits and waits for it’s turn.  It’s really no wonder why there are so many kids with attention problems.  We shove so many video games and so many toys at them to keep them busy while we as adults are trying to just live our own lives.  Well why did we become parents?  We need stop being so selfish and get with the program!  Get back to the basics and get back to God!

My love story

My love story is coming along so nicely!  I worked on it again this morning and I feel really good about the outcome.  My friends on CW are so awsome for helping me through some of the technical stuff of writing.  Which I don’t have that much experience with.  I can plop a story out on paper no problem, but there is so much more than the creative side to making a story really good!  I am working on it.  I really need an editor!  Who knows maybe some time soon you will be reading my e-book on the Wild Rose Press website!

Another snow storm

I don’t know exactly how many inches of snow has fallen in our region this winter, but it has to be getting close to a record!  My goodness!  We are going to be having another blizzard tomorrow.  That is the third for this winter.  We get a lot of snow, but it usually comes steady.  This year we are having these bouts of 6-10 inches at one time.  I don’t know how much more of this I can handle.  Unless of course it comes before I leave for work and I get a free day off!  That would be ok:)

Barbara

For quite awhile now I have been reading a series of novels by one woman.  She has captured everything I aspire to be as a writer!  Barbara Dlinsky is a master at making me feel like her scenery is right outside my window.  I can see it with my own eyes.  She is a gifted individual and exactly the type of writer I love to read.  I hope she never stops!  And the greatest tid bit is that she did not start wrtiting novels until late in life.  I have time.  I am not to late:)

Thank you Barbara!

Catch up

It seems like it is catch-up week for me.  I have been away to long!  My CW friends probably think I have left the planet, but they probably thought that before:)

I caught up with a couple of people on Face Book the other day, so hopefully that will suffice!  Now for my blog and my CW comrades.

It has been crazy busy at my “real” job lately, so I have been coming home and falling into my sofa, or davenport, as my grandma used to call it. 

I bet she never once fell into her sofa after a long day.  That woman had the energy of that pink bunny!  Right up until her body started to fail her she would be fluffing and preparing the entire time you were sitting and enjoying her home made goodies!

What a woman to look up to!  I love you grandma and I miss you terribly!