Friday, 15 October 2010

End Notes

My new version of Friday Five because sometimes I have five things to say, sometimes one thing and sometimes many things!

I have been away from the internet this week both blogging and commenting (I'm about to try and catch up but my google reader overspillith). Instead of blogging I've been WRITING! Finally, after three false starts, this story is headed in the right direction. I'm excited and buzzing and I hope it continues into November for NaNoWriMo.

One of the few blog posts I did read this week though was by Sarah Dessen and it was all about how hard she finds writing.  You can read it here, if you haven't already. I love when authors share about their writing because part of me still believes that writers, like Sarah Dessen, just sit down, turn on the computer  and the words flow. And it's all perfect the first time around, no plot holes, no under developed characters, no adverbs running amok, no clunky dialogue or dull descriptions. Just perfection. So it's nice to know even NYT bestsellers have days (and books) when their souls get shattered.


I won't be around much next week either as I am going to Florida. You know, to escape this terrible cold Fall we're having in DC. I'm very excited to see Disney again, I may need some Micky Ears. I've stocked up the Kindle. I have Ascendant, Beautiful Darkness and The Spell Book of Listen Taylor. The kindle does kind of come into it's own on trips, but I think I might miss seeing the covers of these books, especially as they are all wonderful.






Enjoy you're weekends. Do come around next week as I have two reviews, an interview and a giveaway scheduled!

5 comments:

  1. just read the sarah dessen article. i so needed that. whew. thanks.

    i have a different cover for Listen Taylor - i first read it as her adult fiction book 'i have a bed of buttermilk pancakes' but i own the YA version.

    have a good time and yay about the writing. that's what i hope to report soon - writing going strong and on track. at the moment i'm scared to start as i dont have a firm grasp on what my book is really going to be about...

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  2. It's so true! I hammer out my first drafts and as I'm writing them, I'm certain they're great. When I go back to re-read and realise (how is this a surprise every time?) that they need a whole lotta love before they can see the light of day, one of the things that gets me through is knowing that it's true for everybody, even NYT bestsellers!

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  3. Good luck with all the writing! So glad it's going well for you :) And you have such an awesome reading list for your trip--enjoy it!

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  4. Oh, have so much fun in Florida! Are you going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter by chance? I want to go there SO badly!

    Thank you too for the link to Sarah Dessen's blog. Very insightful and encouraging!

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  5. Nomes - Oh I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Good to know, right?

    I didn't realize Listen and buttermilk pancakes were the same book. I wonder why they re named it.

    I think that's what first drafts are for getting a firm grasp :) Good Luck!

    Amie - It is really good to know that everyone has to edit :)

    Meredith - Thanks. I will not sure how much I will actually get read. I always think of holidays and reading but that was before the baby :)

    Caroline - Oooh maybe we'll see how things go. there will be Photos if I do!

    You're welcome I love Sarah's blog. She had another great quote on it yesterday.

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