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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday's Thoughts and Tips.

Today we’ll start with Tips and making the best of your writing experience. I don’t believe that to be a successful writer one must suffer. You really should enjoy writing, there has to be something to keep you pushing forward!

Be One With The Writer.

The writer within needs to be taken care of, inside and out…if you feel like shit, have been going through issues or are overwhelmed by anything it will have an effect on your writing. Take care of yourself by eating right, exercising and caring for your body. Then there’s the inner, get out in the world, read books and do things you enjoy. Taking care of yourself and being in tune to your needs and the needs of your inner creativity will help out more than you could imagine.

Do Not Be One.

Don’t be your only support group, trust me it’s not easy or fun to go about writing a novel alone. It’s not impossible…but it’s not nice either. Have a writer support group…these people don’t have to be writers either. Anyone that supports you and your writing can work. Someone that will listen to you whine about your latest plot hole, or fight you had with a character. If these people can offer insight and advice, all the better, but if not they are listening because they care and know you will work through it.


Why are you writing? Is this a hobby of yours or do you dream of your name on a shiny new cover on a bookshelf? Perhaps both but you need to know what you're aiming for.

Are you in it hoping to make some money? Finding the big bucks in the writing industry is hard…not impossible but *hard*…okay so it may be near impossible, this should not be your sole motivation for writing.


This is the fun stuff. Did you have The Dream? Wake up and find yourself with an amazing novel, or you’re driving down the road and it hits you a potential #1 Hit! Or you could even do something like change a diaper and go…it’s an angel, and oh wow…here we go…And BAM! You’re off to write it in a frenzy with a diaper in one hand, a child in your lap and wondering how you got yourself into this…

You got yourself into this because you are a Writer and That’s How We Roll!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Favorite Quotes From My Favorite Books

Ok, so it's supposed to be my favorite quote of all time but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't narrow it down to just one. It was hard enough to keep from putting in every single one that popped into my head when I read a similar blog title on Practice of Maddness. Reading this put into mind all of the lines in my favorite books that I look forward to reading when I open those books for the millionth time. Some of them are funny, some of them will probably make no sense to you when you read them, but they all have one thing in common in that they are a part of the reason I go back to those books again and again.

This is by no means the entire list, just a few of the ones I thought should make it here today. So, without further ado, let's get to it.......

"As we stood smiling at each other, I told her that I have always known hers is a tattoo. This doesn't trouble me. The fact that she wanted so much to prove that we share a destiny only deepens my love for her." Odd Thomas - Odd Thomas

"No! I don't want to go over!" - Jack Sawyer - Black House - upon returning to the Territories

"You are God's fool, that's what you are. You who possessed the dark secret that soared above everything, rendered everything meaningless, and what did you do with it, in those months when you ruled alone from Magnus's tower, but try to live like a good man! A good man!" - Nicki - The Vampire Lestat

"No, little one, you're not dying. You're coming now into my protection and perhaps if the stars are with us, if they are kind to us, you'll never die at all." - Marius - The Vampire Armand

"Why didn't I just walk away? Oh right, because I'm an idiot." - Jacob - Breaking Dawn

That should be good for now. Of course if I feel others should have made it here that I didn't think of while writing this then I will be adding those as well. And for those of you smirking at me due to the last quote allow me to just say I am fully aware of all the flaws of this series that people out there like to point out but I would also like to say that I really could care less. I have loved the Twilight books since I read the first one and I make no secret about being a fan. :)

Feel free to comment and leave your own favorite quote as well. I would love to see what others have to say!

If you liked this post please check out these similar posts on the same subject:
Pretty Opinionated
Words in Sync

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Revamps and Rewrites

Well, this is going to be short, sweet, and to the point.... which coming from me is quite a feat :)

Revamping both blogs, though admittedly I haven't even made it to the other one yet, to refresh the look a wee bit...not too much though because if I try changing too much I'll just end up changing everything and I won't like it as much as I do now. Anyway, also added another author to this one because when it comes to writing she is as we always say, the other half of my brain. We just work so well together, I figured why not? Plus I can think of no other person in the world that I would entrust to write on my baby. Admittedly it's not a very popular blog but I take a certain amount of pride in it for some reason. I'm strange that way though. :D Allow me to introduce Christine, sometimes referred to as Greeny ;), and say that I'm glad she agreed to post here and I know she will be a valuable contribution here at My Fantasy Life. Ok, enough of my cheesy moment...

So, after the revamp is finished (a new post is already in the works also) I am also going back to the two stories I left behind. The Occult Collection and Immortal are going to be pulled from their graves......thankfully. I say this because they are my two favorite stories I've ever had ideas for and written. Something about them appeals to me more than any other WIP has and I did not like that I had to let them least for a little while. And since their voices have not only been living in my head this whole time, but recently screaming to be let out, I must do as they wish. Just as an aside, Immortal is being revised, not edited. After taking a look at about three chapters of it I realized that it wasn't coming across as well as I originally thought so we are going back to do it the way it wants to be done.

Off we go........................................