Thursday, November 25, 2010

May I Introduce My Latest and Greatest Work In Progess...

Yep, I'm working on a baby. I'm 3 months into this project and so far so good. I'm a bit tired, naturally worried for a multitude of mommy-to-be reasons. And I feel impossibly happy everytime I think him/her/strange little space alien in my tummy.

I think this may be my greatest work ever.
Happy Holidays!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Sermon Under the Steps: A Poor Trade Off

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.' Benjamin Franklin, 'Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor,' November 11, 1755."

I'd say this makes as much sense today as it did in Ben's time. Keep these words in mind now and in the days to come.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Journey to a Unknown Destination NANOWRIMO

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: …so long as I get somewhere.
The Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

This is sort of how I'm seeing NaNoWriMo this time. And I am very happy with that!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday Sermon on a Monday Because I Can. SO THERE! ;-P

I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.

- Clarence Budington Kelland

My intention is to continue to do just that this week! To continue the pursuit of my story with a wild combination of violent aggression and love, making it succumb to my desire to make it more than words on a page...

Now I need a cigarette.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Veterans Day Reminder

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."

~G.K. Chesterton

Through ink lines and key strokes, some of us labor to create men and women who epitomize noble courage. Tomorrow, remember that there are those of flesh and bone who 'are' courage.

Honor our vets by remembering them tomorrow. Let their courage be your muse.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Musings from Under the Steps: Take Heart on Your Creative Journey

"The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible."
Steven Spielberg

And yet what we most easily digest is what's closest to our hearts. Remember, whenever, wherever or whatever place you take your story, do not go there without the understanding of the human heart.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WIP Wednesday: It's Elementary Dear Watson!

Like a WIP...

"Good books don't give up all their secrets at once."
— Stephen King

So be patient while you type away at that WIP. Keep writing--I've told myself and now I'm telling you. It does pay off and when it does--when you've excavated away the filler in your WIP, made the connections, and deduced a mountain of scattered ideas into a story--you feel like the most brilliant detective on Earth. Move over Sherlock!

It is amazing to be not only the asker of the mysteries, but the answerer as well. Our writing and our writing hangups/issues come from us, so essentially we are fixing "us' while we write... I think? I hope?

Good luck with all of your WIP mysteries.


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