Monday, April 2, 2012

Back In The Saddle

An old cowboy colloquialism. I used to be such a huge fan of cowboy stories. Then I 'met' Paul French, aka Isaac Asimov. I was hooked on science fiction. Then, onto The Lord of the Rings. Fantasy captured me. I love it.

Getting back in the saddle... If you note, I put on the 'progress' section of this page that I sent off a few chapters to my editor. My gosh - that felt sooo good.

I had to re-read these chapters to make sure they were 'up to snuff' for her. No errors, good writing, characters in character (*g*). As I re-read, I felt good about the chapters. That is such a wonderful feeling. To like what you've written. I think it's a kind of barometer for whether my readers will like it or not. They will like these chapters. *g*

Lot of colloquialisms in this posting. My favorite....  "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand."

I have to keep getting involved with other writers, other critique groups, other conferences and other blogs in order to understand. I need it for my craft, but more importantly, I need it for life.

Life is never dull.


  1. I'm looking forward to my first conference at the end of this month, the Desert Dreams Writers' Conference.

  2. You should have a ball. Whoo hoo!