Tuesday, February 28, 2012

IT DOES HELP, ACTUALLY

I know that many of us always ask ourselves, "why did this happen to me?". But the true question is, "why not you?" I know that at times things can get very tough, but there is not one experience that we writers cannot benefit from, by turning it into motivation or inspiration.

Whether you have to clean dog poop constantly, or get your children to behave or if you are just struggling with a very hectic life. You can use each and everyone of those experiences. All you have to do is be open minded.

Hobbies tend to be a very helpful thing too. I know that most of us just want to write and cut ourselves off from the world, or at least hat is what I do. I find that I am the most creative when there are more aspects to my life then just writing. After starting with my freelance career, nothing is tougher than having to just write and not doing much else. Somehow not living life, makes my writing lifeless.

So the next time you think why me, use that train of thought to achieve your writing brilliance. Nothing is worse then nothing happening...ever.

Do I make any sense? What do you guys think?

Monday, February 20, 2012

I AM MENTIONING IT

I have decided to leave the whole www.purebloggers.com thing. I deleted my account, as is expected. It is just not my thing and I do not feel comfortable using it. Besides, I barely have time to blog these days and I actually like blogging.

These days I have been thinking about trying to write books that are aimed at other genre's. Not because I have no hope in my current genre, but more out of the sake of curiosity. Have you never wanted to just write a gruesome horror or thriller, wherein everyone that has ever been awful towards you, dies? Of course you have the decency to rename them and everything.

I think it is Mary Higgins Clark who said in an interview that she keeps killing her ex husband over and over in her books. Because it is not like I am a psycho or anything, just saying.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

WHAT AM I DOING?

I can be really stupid sometimes. I recently joined this social network for bloggers over at www.purebloggers.com, because I received a ton of invites from anonymous bloggers, which I thought might be some of you guys, and I actually thought that I would join and keep in touch with you guys there.

I have no idea what I am doing there, I have no idea how to use the thing and I don't know anyone there. Unless some of you are on the website, in which case, come and save me, please.

I barely have time to blog, so why I joined this site I have no idea. Are any of you pureblogger users at all? Am I alone in that social media universe?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

YOU CAN MAKE A BIT OF EXTRA MONEY

I know for a fact that there are a lot of you out there that are great at photography, whether you know it or not. I have seen some of your pictures and you guys are talented.

There is this website called istockphoto, over at www.istockphoto.com, which allows you to join their website for free and sells your photographs for you. You get paid in royalties and of course you pay them a small commission as well. I joined them recently and only after I had successfully registered, did I find out that my photographs are not good enough.

For the individuals that do not know, I usually take photographs of trees. Unfortunately my normal photos did not have the proper pixel count and I had to rely on other pictures. Anyway, it is a legitimate income and if you are looking for a way to get a few extra bucks, well you can try selling your photographs.

I am going to take a few new pictures to see if they are good enough. But with the website itself, I have not had any problems yet.

Monday, February 13, 2012

IT IS NOTHING TO BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT

Have you ever found yourself in that awkward situation, where you are attending a dinner party or are in the middle of a conversation, when people start questioning you about whether you have actually read certain books? After all, you just told them that you are a writer, so that must mean that you have read most of the books on the market today, not to mention in existence.

Well friends, that has happened to me a lot and I am here to say that it is impossible to have read every single book in existence. There are millions of books in print these days, not to mention the various genres out there. Usually you only read books that are of interest to you. So sometimes, like my sister, you only read romance novels. Other times you read mystery books, and perhaps a little bit of a thriller when you have time. So why would you expect any of the individuals who I have just named to know what the best selling books in the Sci-Fi genre is, if they do not read those books?

It should not matter what books anybody reads or which ones they do not read. It is their choice and book snobs should not gauge. I will admit that there are many classics that I have never read. I also do not always read, but it does not mean that I am a literary moron either.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

IT CAN GET WEIRD

I know that I have been a very bad blogger lately. I do not post regularly and to make matters worse, I do not visit half as many blogs as I would like to, which is a very jerky thing of me to do. Though, I am working on it, yet again. I am determined to work it all out so that I can get my blogging life back to normal.

The really weird part is that a few months ago, all I wanted was this freelance job. Now I finally have it and I have no time to do any writing that is not work related and I end up starting to neglect the people who are always there for me...you guys. I am really sorry for that.

I really do like my job, I get to write and I get paid for it. Though, I would still love to be a novel writer too. It is my first love. So, I am not abandoning you guys. I am still the same person, with the same hopes and dreams. Just letting you guys know.

Also, I might not always comment on your posts, but it does not mean that I do not read them.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

EAT THAT HUMBLE PIE

Sometimes were are beyond the power to control certain things in our life. Of course, when we overcome and conquer that obstacle, we do our happy dance and we end up smiling the whole day long, which is always a good things. But, what is not required, is for you to start thinking that you can part the sea's and bring the dead back to life.

I have heard a few of my beta readers mention that they absolutely enjoyed my book. Of course that made me smile, but I knew that there had to be a few things that they did not like and I was ready for a reality check. That is what life and writing should be like. Never once, did I start acting as if I am already a published writer. I know I still have a long way to go.

I always think that no matter what we do, no matter how big or small our achievements might be, we should always stay humble. It is ok to enjoy your successes in life, but every now and then, even Karma lets you eat a piece of humble pie when you get out of line.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NOT SO SURE TODAY

If you had asked me a few months ago, whether or not I was a talented writer, I would have said no. If you ask me today, then the best answer that I can give you is that I do me, perfectly. My writing is not perfect, I know that, but I like the way I write. I like the ideas I have and like how I interpret it. So far, I like my work a lot. In fact, the day I stop writing things that I don’t like, I will have to quit.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderful and talented author and blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh. You guys can visit Alex over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com.