Saturday, December 11, 2010


I binged today on writing - meetings really..

I attended my regular Skyline meeting and learned a lot, as always. One of the things that I know, but needed reminding, was about characters. Making sure the verb you use to describe their actions is appropriate to the character. If you're writing about someone who's in their 70's - it's a little difficult to accept that person scampering. *smiles*  I knew that, I said to myself, but I definitely needed reminding.

Also, one of my other groups met today due to the holidays. I didn't think I could make it, but on the way home from the first meeting, I thought, 'why not?' - ended up going and learning more. As always. Sharing with others, listening to their writings, other people's critiques, and other people's struggles are such great tools. 

I'm so glad I went to both. Now, looking for a conference. One I can afford.

The book is done. Final edit complete. I want to give my editor the holidays for herself, so I'm sitting on my hands and NOT sending her the ms. Will wait till January comes around, but oh my goodness, it is difficult. 

However, Life Is Good. 


  1. Ah, yes, finding an affordable conference. Not easy! Good luck! And congratulations and being finished!! Whoohoo!! What a wonderful blessing after all the hard work.

  2. Applause for finishing at long last!
    But, you just HAD to say Life Is Good, didn't you. ;)

  3. I have to giggle though, if I were to be truthful. It will not be finished until the editor says it is - and then, of course, the publisher will have some say in it, too. But - for now... I will take what I get.

    And Yes, Pen, Life IS Good