Sunday, August 29, 2010

My opinon of EAT, PRAY, LOVE

I've finished the EAT portion of EAT, PRAY, LOVE . . . 3stars. The parts about her life are great - interesting - well written BUT then you hit the food part. I love eating, and I love Italian food, but there is too many details about each and every piece of food she eats, thinks about eating, has eaten, or will ever eat. Then there is the descriptions of Italy. I have been there and loved it. I would go back in a heartbeat, but is she the president or major stock holder of the Italian tourist bureau?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

50ish pages of new book

I've begun and I'm loving it. Writing fiction is so free . . . so creative. I am trying to write it all out quickly, then I will be go back and perfect, expound, etc. until it is done. I'm on my way and loving it.

Friday, August 13, 2010

And so it begins . . . Book #2

Well, I tried procrastination, avoidance, housecleaning, self doubt and now I have gone back to the first 8 pages of my next book. I had written them a few months ago and then put them down. After suffering bouts of "I'll start tomorrow. . . " I picked it back up and, and after reading it again . . . DAM IT'S GOOD! If I do say so myself. Now all I need to do is write, do research and write some more. As for Broken Birds, I am still working hard on getting an agent and my book widely released.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Motivation vs/ Procrastination

When I wrote Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila, my first book, the words came to me quickly. Luckily I type really really fast. My motivation . . . pain. The hurt I was experiencing had to come out some place and they did on the pages of that book. I am now suffering from procrastination. My second book, which is totally finished in my mind, is coming up against procrastination. That long P word in reality is fear of failure. What if I can't write a "successful" book again? No I haven't sold millions of copies, I'm sorry to say, but the reviews are very good. What if I write this next book, and people don't like it?
If I want to write again, and I do, then I have to face my fear of failure and get down to some real writing.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Out of the Transylvania Night

I was asked to review a book. It is a strange feeling to have someone seek you out to ask you your opinion of a book, but I was flattered and read the book carefully. Out of the Transylvania Night is a good book, a really good book. Aura Imbarus is a beautiful writer. She has the knack of writing it quick and to the point, yet description so you can see and feel what she writes.
Writing isn't easy, but she makes it seem so.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The writing process

Writing is hard word. It takes thought and certain discipline that sometimes comes and sometimes wanes. I don't know if it is the summer breezes, my grandson, Saturday night, but I just can't do it today. Every had a day like that???

The trouble with procrastination

I am on the verge of beginning in earnest my next book, but I am finding that I am procrastinating. This is not good and I will kick my own self in the buttocks to get me moving. Fear not. It will be done.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm #28 in Kindle books for Siblings

I am very excited. I have advanced to #28 in Kindle books regarding Siblings, etc. HAPPY ME!