I write to keep me sane. I write so that my words may outlive my life. I write to find redemption

Friday, February 17, 2006


This week I have been struggling with a comman problem of mine. I have let my writing take a backseat to the daily drama in my life. I have had time to write but my mind is filled with family drama and stress and I can not concentrate.
What I am reading - Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard
Song of the Day
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
And all I needed
was a simple man
So I could be a wife
I'm so ashamed,
I've been so mean
I don't know how it got to this point
I always was the one with all the love
You came along,
I'm hunting you down
Like a sick domestic abuser
looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
No Doubt Song

Friday, February 03, 2006

Trying to Start

This last week I have been trying to start a new project . The only idea that excites me is same project I almost used for NaNoWriMo- the tale of a middle aged man released from prison who must reconnect with his family as told from his point of view, his grandmother, his ex-wife, and maybe others in his life. But, of course, I have no clue HOW to write this. Starting out is always the hardest for me. I struggle to slip into a voice to use for the story. In Tripping Over Myself Jaspers voice yelled at me. He was an angry, lost, punk of a kid but also lonely and lovable. Andre, the main character for my prison idea, is only whispering to me right now. I can't start until he is screaming, beating down the barriers in my brain and throwing himself onto the page.

What I am Reading- The Daddy Clock by Judy Markley

Online friends

I have tried to cultivate online friendships with other inspiring writers. I started my msn group, (which can go months without anyone posting anything), I signed up to be a critique partner with someone from ( who stopped responding to my emails after I gave her one line of negative critism) and joined a yahoo group for new writer. The yahoo group was the most helpful but now it is at the point where everyone stopped posting and the group may be dieing. I think the Christmas holiday is what cause the slow down. I know it is hard for me to focus on anything but the holidays from Halloween till mid- Jan. Hopefully this yahoo group will stay together because I would hate to start over in a new group at this point.
Check out this website. It is the site of a online writing friend.

Song Lyrics of the day
Another turning point
A fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist
Directs you where to go
So make the best of this test
And don’t ask why
It’s not a question
But a lesson learned in time
It’s something unpredictable
But in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life

green day song