Saturday, September 18, 2010

Conferences and One Liners

I have not been spending any time on here.

My blogging took place at work, at my big cold desk with the company ancient Dell computer that runs on a series of pulleys and solar panels which by the way isn't going to make it much longer with my WiPs and notes crowding up the memory. I miss blogging, I really do. I miss all of you but alas Web Sense and "company time" are precious things.

Not.


I still have not finished a novel. I still have not finished the laundry and I probably won't either. The novel is certainly doable. I think what beginning writers aren't told in the first days and months of their adventure to write a book is this:

It is and will be a learning process for you....and it will probably take a long time for you to finish something worth being published.

No one told me this. I am almost two years into writing and it has been a frustrating journey that I imagine I will struggle with for years to come.....but I'm still writing. In two years I have felt a mixture of feelings from excitement to utter failure. My self esteem has been sucked from my body more than once by critiques and the scowls of boredom from friends and neighbors. I have even had great responses to where I felt that I had something bestsellerish only to find that a fresh idea is like drinking a fifth of whiskey...the buzz is great but the morning after all you want to do is throw up.

I wouldn't have it any other way. Now that I've set out to finish a book I know that I will and I will keep at it until I get it right...even if all the odds are against me.

This coming Friday I will be going to a Conference to soak up the genius of those who have made their dreams come true and those who fight to keep theirs alive. I'm so excited I may never get this laundry done....I may just leave it for the baby sitter.

I put together a few one line pitches for my YA paranormal novel that I am still tweaking to death thought I'd throw it on here and see what you thought...

1.)Miracles and second chances go hand in hand, so do angels and death and so do Shane and Grace.

2.)Miracles exist and some of them come at a violent and painful price; it is Shane's task to prove to Grace her purpose in the world but will he convince her before she turns into the monster she was born to be?

3.)Miracles and second chances go hand in hand and 18 year old Grace learns with the help of a mysterious Shane, that some of those miracles require a violent and painful price, but with Shane's help she will discover the truth of death and life and also the horrible part she has to play.


Thanks for being here everybody! Hope you're having a great weekend.