Posts Tagged ‘NARWA’
I want to know why I seem to get more writing done at Starbucks than I do in my own home.
I guess it’s the distraction factor. At Starbucks, the TV is not on (though there is music), so I don’t get sucked into the lives of those poor hapless guests on “Jerry Springer,” and there are no dogs running around trying to sniff my keyboard every five seconds, so I’m not constantly yelling at them to behave.
Plus, there’s no Internet to distract me from the real reason I turned on my computer. I have gotten better about working first and playing later, but I still let the siren’s call of Facebook get the better of me from time to time.
With the Golden Heart deadline looming and lots of work to do, I have a feeling I’m going to be spending a lot of time at Starbucks. I know I’ll be there Wednesday. It’s my birthday, and some of the gals from NARWA are having a write-in for me.
I can’t wait!
As I get more involved in rewriting Brad and Erin’s story, I’m finding less and less time to blog — both here and on my other blog.
I guess I should take that as a good sign, eh? 😀
Today, I had a pleasant lunch (complete with sinful dessert) with a writer friend from NARWA. We’re both entering the 2010 Golden Heart (in different categories) and met to talk about our progress.
I passed along some of the tips I got in my critique, because they seemed to apply to her manuscript, too.
It’d be fantastic if we both were able to final in the contest … but I’m not counting on it, especially since I’ve never entered before. I’ve heard some people enter for years before finally getting the call that they’ve finaled.
Guess it’s a good thing that I’m still relatively young. I still have long years of writing ahead of me!
The next meeting of my RWA chapter, Northern Arizona Romance Writers of America, is on Saturday, and I can’t wait.
We’re going to have a guest speaker, Linda Style, talk to us about layering stories and subplots.
It should be interesting. It will pose a challenge for my diet, because restaurant meals always do. But I think I’m up for it.
Not much progress to report on the GH entry today. I shipped off my first 15 pages for the critique I won, and am now waiting for it.
I’m beginning to wonder if I get straight to the action quickly enough, though. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.