Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Letting Ideas Percolate and Cook

Well I am excited about the new course because it's giving me time to float with my new ideas, come up with random thoughts, and just mess around with the theme. I am curious if I will be able to muster up a 50,000 word story in a week... probably but it won't be grammatically correct! I worry about grammar after the story is written down.

Last night I heard about another course I might want to take, Story Magicians. I believe it might take me to the next level of my writing. And yesterday I learned that I am, if not published, definitely a writer. I have finished 3 books! And I am actively pursuing writing my fourth book idea. I have the qualities necessary to write and finish a book. Now I just need to get it published, and I am not there yet. But that no longer matters to me. I don't have control over the whims of the publishing industry or contest judges. I only have control over what I do.

April Kihlstrom's course is really good for me in determining that I will always write. And one day, given the right circumstances, I will publish a book. Then the rest will fall into place.

Today I have written down random thoughts floating in my head regarding book 4. I have read blogs I follow, and I have blogged. Now I await my course work. Meanwhile, working out and cleaning are the order for the day.

I am proud that I blog almost every day. No one reads it, but I feel good about writing it. Gets me in the mood to keep up the real writing I do every day.


Anonymous said...

I read it! I have been re-reading my old journals starting in 1994. This kind of reads like my journal! Although not as much personal stuff


Christine said...

Awe, thax for commenting! I feel special... it's really just me working through the days of writing... and not being published... yet...

BTW, do you want me to send you the book?