Sunday, January 9, 2011
You have realized you are a writer... But no one else seems on-board???
Yes, I have heard you loud and clear on the stream.
Maybe you have even embraced my "Absolutely No Excuse" campaign and are determined to write and publish a book this year.
No one else in your world thinks that's a good idea. Maybe your parents think it is a total waste of time. Your kids see it as a real inconvenience to their taxi service, and let's face it even the dog wants to go on more walks.
So what do you do? Give up? Throw up your hands and let yet another year go by in which you dream of writing, but you know... don't write?
Or is this the year you figure it out? You figure out how to politely nod to those nay-sayers yet still apply some time management skills to your life and find the time to write... consistently?
It would be wonderful (and for those of you who do have support on the home front, I am a little jealous so just count your blessings and don't rub it in :-) for everyone in our lives to embrace our writing and help us in any way possible.
Ya, right! Most of us have family and friends that look at us like we are crazy and either exude a kind of apathy at helping you achieve your goals, or sometimes are downright determined to sabotage you.
Yes, that sucks. But hey, that's life.
Remember your story is YOURS. It was given to you by whatever muse you believe in. It was not a small gift, but an extraordinary one. No one else in the world has one exactly like it.
It isn't your family or friends decision to see that story through to the published end. It is yours.
So... you know... write it.
I am here to help you in any way possible :-) :-) :-)
How can I help you ask (ok, you didn't ask, but throw me a bone :-) ...
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I am also offering on-line writing classes for the new year. Actually more like coaching. No lectures per se but evaluating work and giving advice/critique/techniques to take your writing to the next level :-)
If you want more info on the classes just @ or DM me on Twitter @writingnodrama or email me at writingnodrama (at) aol (dot) com. I offer group/semi private/private classes!
And on a final note, next week I will be hosting my stop on the #BlogTourDeForce blog tour for my new paranormal romance HeartsBlood. Please stop by the blog will be fun and there are a ton of prizes up for grabs including a brand spanking new KINDLE!
For more info just hit up www.BlogTourDeForce.com
Until next week!