Thursday, May 13, 2010
The same with writing. I certainly applaud those who actually write every day. About two years ago I wrote nearly every day, trying to meet a personal deadline, and it was awesome. But my life/schedule has changed, and with three young kiddos, it's much harder to do that. But I do advocate doing something writer-ish every day, even if it's small. That might be working on your WIP, researching agents, reading books in the genres you're writing, editing, getting ready for critique group or critiquing others stuff, blogging, etc. Then, like my exercise routine, you're putting in the effort every day toward your writing career/journey and one day you'll see the results.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Yesterday I DELIBERATELY put off doing some of the things on my to-do list until today or later in the week. Did I feel like I failure? Nope. Instead I felt totally liberated! I got stuff done, but I didn't have to get it ALL done. Wish I'd figured this out a little earlier in life.
This could apply to writing back story in a novel. You don't have to rush and stick it all in the first paragraph, first page, first chapter. Savor getting some of it in, but feel the liberation of not having "everything done in one day." You'll feel happy (really, you will, in the end) and your readers will feel happy too!
- Stacy Henrie
- I'm a stay-at-home mom to three kids and an author of inspirational historical romance. I love laughing with my family, reading, interior decorating, and chocolate.
Lady Outlaw, published by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical in 2012, is my first novel.
I am represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC.
No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family's ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.
Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she's fought so hard to save and a future by his side.
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I blog on Wednesdays - about life, motherhood, writing or my recommendations for inspirational romance books.