It’s raining outside and it’s wonderful! I love hearing it as it falls on the roof and pitter patters against the sunlight. Fortunately I am appreciating the rain, which we’ve greatly needed. I’m not usually so appreciative as the rain often makes me sad for some reason. One of those great mysteries of me. I’m also glad that though it’s raining outside and continually seems to keep raining more in my life, somehow I’m still looking out for rainbows.
Just thought I would share some about several random things, hence the rainy day mish-mash. One is something just for fun, because everyone can do with something to put a little smile on their face. I know I can. I ran across a comic for writers yesterday during my surfing the net time and got such a kick out of it. The strip was called Will Write for Chocolate by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. I loved the title and think it’s brilliant, but go check it out. Chocolate? I am so there.
I’m still working on the freelance writing, but it seems to be taking a bit to get going. Baby steps one at a time. I’ve worked on an idea list for articles this week. There are submissions still out that I’m waiting to hear back on. Yesterday I finally ordered some business cards through Vistaprint. I’ve been considering the thought of making a website, which seems everyone in the writing world recommends having, but so far have decided against it.
This week has gone by in a blur as I’ve been working a little more. I am no where near being one of those people blessed to be able to write full time. I would love to be and will continue plodding away on writing projects as I enjoy it so much. I have spent a bit of time working on my main WIP, a memoir, and now have a whopping 24,100 words! It’s my pet project right now just because I feel I’ve got to finish writing it while things are still reasonably fresh in my memory. Time can make things a little less painful, but it seems to make memories a bit fuzzy.
Another big accomplishment for this week was I finished my submission to Memoir Journal. They have a contest for memoirs in prose or poetry and there is no entry fee, which works for my minimal budget at the time. The deadline is August 16th. The downside is winners will not be announced until March 1st of next year, so a very long wait and I thought a few months was a long time. I had been working on a memoir in prose for a while and was glad to get it done in time.
There are a few other projects on my to do list in the next couple of weeks. One thing I think will help to keep me focused a bit is to put up a dry erase board near my computer and write a list of potential writing contests as well as other writing projects to work on with the deadline dates if they have one. The other thing I need to do is find a writing group and/or an editor or something as I feel I desperately need some feed back on some of my writing. The writing group I had gone to for a few times fizzled and is no longer in existence. Any ideas?
Best wishes and happy writing…