Monday, January 23, 2012

Having Fun

I recently blogged about my new blog/website and having patience in my process. I'm not having much patience with it myself and have decided I will just keep on posting here until such time as I get it all figured out.

I have been thinking about all of the things I am supposed to do in this writing life...write, edit, read, blog, market, submit, build a platform, create products and services by which to generate income, etc. I've been so caught up in all the things to do, that I have totally lost sight of what drove me to this life in the first place--the love of writing.

When I started my first ICL class and began writing in earnest (or as much as possible with small children), I focused on writing and had fun. I recently realized I am not having fun anymore. And, I'm barely writing.

There is only so much time in the day I can dedicate to writing (and writing related activities), so the snipets of time here and there seem to get taken up by email, blog reading or something besides writing. I want to go back to that fun place. I want to enjoy writing just for writing sake again. Publication has always been and will remain my ultimate goal, but I realized I need to spend some time just writing to see what I can churn out. One of my goals for this year is to generate income with my writing, but, unless I actually produce some writing, that won't even be a possiblity.

So, here's to heading back to having fun. I'll keep you updated along the way.

Anyone else out there having a similar problem?

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Writing Contest

Hello All,

For those of you who do not receive the ICL newsletter and may not have seen this, there is a new Children's Writer contest to check out. It is a Middle Grade Mystery Contest, and you can find the information here:

Happy Writing!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Please bear with me all. I'm in the process of creating a new blog and/or website to either replace or support this one. I'm not exactly sure how or what is going to happen yet as I have help in the journey (most of you are aware of my fairly technologically inept self:-)). As I work out all the kinks and figure it all out, I'll pass along my new URL and fill you in on my new posting plans and schedule.

Thanks for your patience!