Thursday, June 2, 2011

* A Wonderful, Writerly Day *

Yesterday was a really productive day, again! If this keeps up much longer I'll believe I'm actually a New Woman. One who is getting organized and accomplishing minor tasks around the house. And I'm writing so much more. And yes, it's still a struggle most times, and yes, it's hard work. But I've learned from a favorite blogger and very intelligent woman, C. Hope Clark, to keep at it. To make your writing your Number One priority.

I've had quite a hard time fighting off self-sabotage, like so many writers do, but Hope and others like her, have taught me to keep at it. Just...Keep...Writing! I'd like to share part of Hope's blog of May 24th:

"Every day you make choices what to accomplish and what to put off. Chances are, your writing is in the latter category. Simply swap it with another task. Neglect something else.

One day you'll look back. You'll see all those precious moments spent dusting, watching American Idol, and eating seconds. The times you gossipped too long, cleaned unnecessarily, and Facebooked beyond reason. And you'll wish you'd written."

Amen, Sister! I think I finally have the resolve, the determination, and the tenacity to complete my book before the end of summer. Please send well wishes and good karma my way! ☺

I'll have more writerly news tomorrow, so please check back then.

I'd like to say a special Thank You to Mo at Rose Petals from Heaven. She is so happy and excited with her winning prizes from my 200th Follower Contest, she wrote an entire post about it. Please stop by and say hello to her!

Hello & Welcome to Ali, Antiques and Teacups, prettylace4me, and Michelle Ridgway.. my four newest followers! I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you so much!

"Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any." - Orson Scott Card


  1. Oh I like this, so true writing get pushed to the side, so now I too will neglect another task!

  2. Hi Krysten! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting! Yay...another writer takes a stand! :)

  3. Thanks for quoting me! Yep, keep at it and it amazingly comes together.

    Hope Clark

  4. Lots of positive thoughts and good karma winging its way to you from over here in England! Good for you is what I say my friend!

  5. Hi Becky,

    I love how you write!!!



  6. This was such wonderful advice to read. I'll have to take it to heart.

  7. Congratulations! Very inspiring!!

  8. Good quote from Orson Scott Card.

    Good luck with your writing!


  9. I have little choice about some of the tasks I must do. Writing always comes last and too often doesn't make it off my "to do" list. Today, I'll make writing a priority. Thanks Becky. Glad you're doing so well.

  10. I used to do a lot of my housework while the kids were in school, instead of taking advantage of the quiet time to write. Now I do many of those chores while the kids work on homework and I am getting so much more writing done! Good luck with your writing!!

  11. Sending you lots of good wishes for finishing your book. I know you can do it!

  12. The easy ones to avoid are vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the bathrooms. LOL Going back for seconds and chatting with my pals...that's gonna be a little tougher to give up. But I'll try. *sigh*

  13. Hi Hope! You are so welcome! You know how much your blog posts inspire me! Thanks very much.

    Oh Thisisme! Thanks so much. I feel the karma!!

    Hi Mo! Thanks! You're a sweetie!

    Hi Viki! Thank you! Hope always has wonderful advice for us writers!

    Hi Tammy! Thanks!

    Hey Sue! Thanks! And that quote is a favorite of mine, too!

    Hi Myrna! In your case, I totally understand writing being pushed aside, but as you said...make it priority sometimes!!

    Hi Janel! I know what you mean! It's so hard most of the time for women to make time for themselves! I'm happy for you! Thanks!

    Hi Melissa! I'm getting those good wishes!! Thanks!

    Hi Lisa! Thanks! LOL. You're always so sweet and funny!!

  14. Love the quote by Orson Scott Card - it's true - if you have your eyes open and looking - there are wonderful things all around you to see and write!

  15. Hey Becky,
    I'm anxiously awaiting to hear the next installment at critique group. Will you bring it on Tuesday?
    Donna v.

  16. Hi Becky,

    Glad to hear that you are getting so much done. It always feels so good to be in the groove.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Kathy M.

  17. Hi Chatty-Sandie! Thank you. And even if you're not a writer, there's so much to really "see", isn't there? I know you do, and you take time to smell the roses! Good for you!

    Hey Donna! Thanks! I hope to have something "ready enough" for that!

    Hi Kathy! Thanks! It sure does, and I know you're ALWAY in the groove!! :)


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