Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sparks From Other Writers Will Light Your Fire, Baby!
Oops, I forgot today is my day to blog. Sorry it's late. I didn't sleep last night because I didn't feel well and my littlest didn't feel good either, so we were up commiserating together. After I got four of the five off to school this morning, I went back to my bed and crashed until Noon. So this just proved to me that having a DH who works at home has its advantages. I didn't hear a peep out of them for three hours!
At last night's MWVRWA meeting, Lisa Pullium did a fabulous presentation on Promotion and Marketing. Go Lisa! Her handout is great and I'm excited for a time when I'll actually be ready to use the information she gave us and get my books out into the world for people to read.
It's fun to attend our chapter's monthly meeting and catch up on what everyone's doing, see their progression and renew your own writing spirit by feeding off of the enthusiasm of the group.
I've been thinking about this lately and it's become obvious to me that when I stay in touch with other writers who are passionate and excited everyday to get up and write, I end up catching some of the sparks they emit and it helps me to ignite my own fire so I can get and stay excited about my own writing. When I hide in my cave at home and don't participate in dialogue with other writers, I really fall behind and get out of the writing frame of mind.
So, what are some things we can do to keep in touch with one another in-between our monthly meeting to keep our momentum going in the "write" direction?
My list would include the following...
1. This Blog
2. Instant Messaging
3. Read the Loop emails
4. Email your chapter mates a few times a week for brainstorming help and pep talks
5. Go on-line and read other writer's blogs and websites
This is just a small list that popped into my head.
For me personally, I have to stay in touch with the writing world or I too easily let it slip away. Yeah, I'm easily side-tracked. :)
Do you use any of these methods to help keep yourself focused, or do have your own way of staying in tune with your writing without hanging out in the world of fellow writers? Share your ideas with us!
Posted by Piper Lee at 12:01 PM