Saturday, January 29, 2011

I AM FREE!

I have finally finished my job at the college and I guess it's no secret that I am very happy about it. I am just not the kind of person to work as a receptionist. I don't have the personality for it. Stick me in a office with lots of paperwork and tons of data capturing and I am happy. I suppose that's why I love writing. In the end it's just me and the computer and at times even blank pages. Writing can be a very solitary thing and that's what I love about it, but I also blog, therefore I get to interact with other writers and that makes me feel hopeful. It let's me know that I am not the only one out there.

Next week I am going on a week long holiday by the beach. I am looking forward to it. I can hardly wait. I am not taking a computer with me so I will be writing most of my stories freehand.

I finally got my novel bellow the 100 000 word mark! I am very chuffed about that. I was surprised how many times I used certain words over and over. I am reading through it again to make sure it still makes sense and that I didn't change too much of the original storyline which I love. I am also on the look out for more things I can cut from the manuscript. I am yet to rewrite my query letters. I am trying to find a better hook. I am also redoing the synopsis. This time I will be doing a long and short version. I didn't do a long version of my synopsis before because I couldn't make it sound good. So I am working on it.

I was thinking of entering a blog hop the other day but in the end I chickened out. I was so afraid to let more people read my blog posts and writing. I lack confidence in the writing department. Having people read my blogs as it is now doesn't bother me because I know almost nobody reads it. But when I would be part of a blog hop and people do read my stuff and hate it, well, there would be no hiding then.

2 comments :

  1. Your vacation plans sound very nice and I hope you have a great time.

    As for the blogfest/hop, you should join the A to Z April Challenge - http://tossingitout.blogspot.com

    Don't focus on the negative, focus on the positive. You have plenty of time to prepare and who knows what might happen? Who knows who might start following you? Who knows? It could be a lot of fun and you would miss out on that because maybe someone would read it and not like it? Maybe? Feh!

    Think about it.

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