Monday, July 26, 2010

Best Plans Gone Awry

I really was planning on revising last week. I even got through the first chapter (which I have been told is the hardest).

But then life happened.

My daughter was bit by a beloved pet...the pet died the next day. We spent that day on the phone with the pediatrician and disease control making sure everyone would survive. Plus there was a shot. I think we are through with pets for a while.

Another day was spent in the emergency room with my son, by no fault of his own. There were a few traumatic days but everything seems to be okay for now.

Things are finally settling down. I feel the urge to write, but I know that there are some things that need to come first. So many other things. But I can't seem to break the feeling.

So I am left juggling life and dreams. I believe I can achieve both, if I can find that perfect balance. But it's like walking on a tight wire.

So tell me...How do you juggle life and dreams? Do you set one or the other aside from time to time? Do you spend sleepless nights trying to achieve the dream? What do you do?

You might not see me again this week. I'm really going to push for that revision, unless I spend another week on the phone and in the rooms of medical people (whom I am so grateful for!!! They have seen so much of me, they even know me by first name).

Have a great week everyone! I hope the writing is going well.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Unplugged and Lovin' Every Minute of it!

Okay, well, maybe not every minute. But I taking an unplugged week this week!

I'm starting on my second round of revisions and I'm fired up to get it done! (This time I'm not going to take three months on it. I'm hoping only two months and one week...wish me luck!)

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Sweetness of the Interview

The Awesome February Grace (Bru) of Pitch Slapped has been gracious enough to interview me on her blog. (click here) (or here)

She is full of wisdom and humor. I like her a lot. Go check out her blog! She rocks! Plus you can find out a little about me and my ms.

What a great way to start the end of the week and the (almost) middle of revisions (okay, kind of the start).

Thanks again Bru! You are amazing!

Have a great week guys. (or you can even click here.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Because You Rock!

Okay, I’ve learned a couple of things about my awesome bloggy friends:

1. People do not like the word “Loser”. It’s true, it’s kind of a downer. I shall be erased from my blog terms. I will use anti-winner instead. That’s a little more positive.

2. I don’t write great blog posts at 5:30 in the morning. Things are misspelled and some things don’t even make sense. At least not to most people. That weird lady with the superhero cape doesn’t count (oh wait, that’s me).

3. I have super bloggy friends. Have I told you lately that I love you? (Remember that song?) Anyways, I do, I totally love having bloggy friends and I need to thank a few of you for the awesome blog awards that I have procrastinated posting (sorry about that). But I appreciate you all and all your great comments. *super hugs*

4. Strangely, you guys are okay with me posting about stinky shoes, football boy’s hemorrhoids and my chocolate cravings. Because you’re cool like that. I like that about you.

5. And finally, I get to glean from other awesome blog stuffs. Wow you guys are wise. I love reading about your writing goals, things you’ve learned and writing tips. It keeps me motivated and encourages me to move forward. Thanks guys! YOU TOTALLY ROCK!

And because of that, I want to pass on this award to all of ya! Woo hoo!

So tell me, what do you love about bloggy friends?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Learning You're a Loser

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What do you do when you lose? Point fingers, throw a temper tantrum, or do you try to get better?

I heard on the radio this week about a jr. sports team where they didn’t take score of the game. That way, no one would have his or her feelings hurt and no one would be called “loser”.

I found it very interesting.

Not that I would want people to be called loser, but I think losing builds character. People learn how to cope with one another, even when they feel bad about the way they have performed. They learn to be gracious winners, good sportsman or sometimes that they are jerks when they win and need to learn to be a little more humble.

The same thing goes for writing. We write, we get critiqued, we get rejected, we quit or we improve and start writing again. But this time, we learn what we are doing wrong in the craft and build upon that. See? Character building.

I just think losing gives me the drive to try harder, to improve myself to be the best I can. If I lose, I hope I’ll try again (Yeah, my mom had this try, try again rule in our house. I guess it stuck with me).

So the next time someone gives you that good old finger and thumb on the forehead, remember, it’s a good thing. It just means you are getting better and better. Sweet!

Have a great week guys, if you don’t hear from me much in the blog world, it’s because I’m using my super powers to conquer the pile of laundry overtaking my basement (I’m a little scared)!

JFYI: I’m going to start posting the same post from my personal blog as my group blog (at least through the summer). It just gives me more time to write. And I love the writing! =D