I'm so close to finishing the first draft of my WIP Hidden. I've been feeling nostalgic writing the end chapters. There's relief and at the same time, a sort of bittersweet moment where I'm thinking, My word, it's over...well, until editing comes around and I have to chop up this baby to pieces. But for now, I'm going to enjoy its wholeness. So thank you for the encouraging words and for staying with me even though I've been a bad blogger lately.
And to add to my good news, Angel of Mermaid Vision Books passed me the Brilliant Blogger Award. She's such a sweetie! Her blog has book reviews and general discussions about TV shows and movies. So if you're looking for a book to read, head on over there and peruse her selections.
The rules for this award are:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated me.
2. Share seven random facts about myself.
3. Pass the award along to 5 newfound blogging buddies
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.
Sounds familiar? Yep, I think I've got these rules tattoed on the inside of my skull since my first blog award. Ha! :D Instead of doing the 7 random things since I'm out of 7 new random things about myself, I give you random writerly advice that may or may not be based on my own writing experience. :D
~ Feed your brain. I mean, literally. Do not write while hungry or else your prose will suddenly find itself chock-full of metaphors with FOOD in it.
Her wet, limp hair reminded him of overly cooked spaghetti strands.
~If you write horror, don't write in your basement alone. Or way into the night. Even if you have all of the lights on, you eventually have to turn them off when you retire for the night. Those stairs look daunting now, don't they?
~When a writer says, "I'm cutting today" it doesn't mean they're cutting themselves. Don't be alarmed.
~It's okay to scream and yell and shimmy when your short story gets accepted for publication, or when you get an agent request. Even if your kids are staring at you as if you've sprouted horns on top of your head and have gone over to the "dark side".
~If you have a young kid, stock up on their favorite DVDs/movies/TV shows. Trust me, it's how I get my writing done. Don't forget to have a drink and a snack within your reach so at the first "Mommy!" wail, you have ammunition at your fingertips.
~Yes, the laundry can wait. But just know, if you leave wet clothes in the washer, they are going to STINK.
~And lastly, write with your heart.
I'm passing on this blog award to the following bloggers because I know they are BRILLIANT!
I'm a YA writer who loves to read. Also a mom of 3. My life is crazy but always fun. :) I'm a member of The YA Club, a group blog about YA books.
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Represented by the lovely Julia A. Weber of J. A. Weber Literaturagentur GmbH.
Thanks for stopping by!