Friday, August 19, 2011

Five For Friday

1. My poor laptop bit the dust this week, it's actually pretty surprising that it's lasted this long. I'm typing this from my desktop and I have to say that it's just not the same. They never warn you when you decide to have kids that your electronics are most likely going to end up fried, beaten, broken, name it, it's going to happen with little ones around. But now we are well on our way to purchasing a tablet! How exciting, also kinda scary when you take into account how small and breakable those little buggers are, yeah...hopefully Tabby lasts longer than Lappy.

2.I found out that I am with child this past week and that's exciting, but mostly I'm freaking out when it comes to my writing. Last time I was pregnant I think I wrote maybe ten thousand words at the most because of how much my brain resembled a pile of jello that's been sitting out all day- gross and mushy. I'm going to try my hardest to stimulate it with good reading, blogging, and writing that hopefully won't be too awful.

3. I'm thinking about entering the query trenches, which is another thing that is frightening yet also exciting. I worked on my letter and it's definitely better than before, but there's always that hint of doubt that keeps you chained down in the fear. I've been revising like crazy so I know that my manuscript is in better shape than it was the last time I took the plunge (prematurely). Here's hoping I can overcome that doubt and continue to have faith in my story and writing ability.

4. I'm more than halfway through the books that I purchased recently and I can't believe it...I'm a little sad about it. Maybe I should have taken a little more time savoring them instead of reading in such a mad, happy, delerium- that's what it's always like when I buy a bunch of books at once. So far I've enjoyed most of them. There were a couple that didn't quite hold up to the reviews I read, but they weren't awful by any means.

5.One thing you'll never see on my blog is criticism over someone else's work (So if I totally can't stand a book, you aren't going to hear it from me). It's not okay to put someone else down when there are plenty out there who would rip me to shreds as well. It just doesn't seem very professional, especially when you know how much hard work, blood, sweat, and tears you put into the written word. Respect is big in this industry and I respect ANYONE brave enough to enter it, and succeed. More power to you!
ALright, that's all for today, I hope everyone has a great weekend, filled with inspiration, family, and loved ones!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, this brought back memories of the action figures that made it into our VCR back in the day. Congrats on the new baby. Baby trumps word count any day.