I can not believe it has been nearly six months since I was last here. Since I checked in last my new grandson has been born. My condominium closed, been remodeled and I have moved in. I have taken a trip to Holland with my cousins and attended a writing conference.
That writing conference is the reason I am back. I forgot in the busy-ness of life that I have a goal and to achieve it I have to find a quiet peaceful place for my muse to find me. Today has been one of those days. And for that I am grateful.
I started the morning with the newspaper and coffee. I read a bit of Stephen King's On Writing. He inspired me to get off my hamster wheel, put on some Butt Glue and start writing again. I spent four hours revising my memior. It was brilliant. I was cutting out unnecessary words and killing adverbs left and right.
I got a couple of bites on my memior at the writer's conference so I need to get it ready to send it out.
Alas no one seems to be interested in my novel. However there is a local outfit called Long Tale Press. They publish the first few chapters of your book and see the reader response. I am thinking about using them to get a feel for the market. I have also considered serializing it here ala Stephanie Meyer. I am going to give it a bit of thought before I do anything rash. However I feel compeled to do something. I think the right answer will come to me very soon.
Anyway, it is good to be feeling the muse.