Will be back next week possibly with a new look or a whole new blog…
We are needing change my dears…still in thinking stages…
Happy 4th everyone…
…see you on the other side…
Photo: Kate Moss on vacation
This was nice to find this weekend. The very beautiful Jensinewall has given me this very inspiring award and what can I say but thank you.
A few bits about me as of June 18.2012 :
1. I love getting awards. Seriously, just when I’m thinking I might be wasting too much time here and should maybe abandon the Wit ship, someone wonderful tells me that I inspire them and then, well,…you know the rest…Who hasn’t thought about quitting too?
2. Tomorrow’s my birthday. Though I won’t reveal my age, and all you know not to ask a woman her age, I can say that I certainly don’t feel my age, that people are all the time shocked when I tell them how old I am. I feel like I’m 26 years old. (God, how I wish I was 26!) If you’re 26 and you feel like you’re getting old come over here and I’ll slap you right out of it!
3. I’m a writer. I’m working on revising my novel. I have countless short stories in files on paper and in my computer. I’ve lost count. For some reason they are all unpublished…I wonder why….
4. I dream all the time about living in Italy, or Paris or on some incredible island with white sand and blue water that never ends. I’ll write in Italy and Paris, and send plenty of Instagram pics out there to Twitter, etc. I won’t bother to write in the sand.
5. I love old books, typewriters, cameras, cars, and vintage photography.
6. I’m writing from my dining room table right now, because I’m sick of my computer desk in my room without a door.
7. I think I’ll go slice up an apple to snack on…and when I’m done here I’ll be working on that revision.
Here are my Very Inspiring Blogger Award nominees:
I’m so happy to have found you Robin. You’re a brilliant writer and very inspiring. The bookshop and vintage typewriter posts are my favorites.
Gorgeous photography from David Hall at A Monkeyhanger’s Motley Medley – Seriously, you’re here almost every day, clicking that like button. Don’t you have anything better to do?;)
Theodora Black at People, Places and Bling! Take me to France with you!!! Please!
More great photography here at A Hectic World of Art. I think I see you more on Instagram now baby!
Russel Ray Photos Great photos, but your music on Mondays has me feeling quite witty!
Settle and Chase – Cath, your work just stuns me!
Jump for Joy! Photo Project…. You have me jumping for joy! The beauty of the human spirit shines here.
Thank you to all my followers for keeping me inspired. I wish, truly, that I had to time to shout out to all of you!!
Here I am writing away yesterday…it was bit cool so fur was a must along with my vintage desk and typewriter (seriously, I’m finding typewriters now, thanks to Robin Coyle, as well as bicycles…call me a freak…).
So I’m editing and revising the novel I’m writing and it’s going well so far. A good thing. I took a moment to open a book on writing, a thing I try not to do too much, or too often, because then I end up reading more than writing, but I love when I open to a page of inspiration, a page to keep you on track.
Here’s a segment from On Writing by Stephen King. Whether you’re a fan of his work or not, it doesn’t matter. It’s one of the best damn books on writing a writer can read.
I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words. That’s 180,000 words over a three-month span, a goodish length for a book – something in which the reader can get happily lost, if the tale is done well and stays fresh. On some days those ten pages come easily; I’m up and out and doing errands by eleven-thirty in the morning, perky as a rat in liverwurst. More frequently, as I grow older, I find myself eating lunch at my desk and finishing the day’s work around one-thirty in the afternoon. Sometimes, when the words come hard, I’m still fiddling around at teatime. Either way is fine with me, but only under dire circumstances do I allow myself to shut down before I get my 2,000 words.
I don’t know how to apply the 2,000 words a day to revision and editing, but I’ve been sticking with a chapter a day, which is working out fine. But I love SK’s goal of the ten page day. Four to six has always been mine.
What are some of your writing goals? Pages? Word count?
A special thanks of this Tuesday to Jensine for another Sunshine Award!
May the sun be with you!