5 September 2008

Catching up and Catch of the Week

Quote of the day:
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

1053108_smile Oh wow, it has been a week since I have last blogged. Bad, bad bunny. I have actually not written a thing this week. Not a single word, other than two small reviews on Google Chrome (here and here). I know I have a fair amount of catching up to do. I need to get back onto the writing wagon (and I have some new stories brewing), and I also need to finish the polishing of The Novel – but, at the moment, life is just getting in the way of the words.

There must be a way to balance writing with a life

Daily Writing Tips listed seven things to do when you don’t feel like writing this week. They are great tips to get start writing again. Just remember that even writers need a break every now and again. And be sure to take a break from everything every now and again, and do something completely different. Work in the garden, go for walks, go watch a movie, read books you would normally not read.

A friend of mine sent me this link yesterday to Learn from the Greats – 7 habits of amazing writers. The writer covers a habit from 7 different writers, who each describe how they get their best writing done. It is important to note that the writing is the focus. Personally, I write better in the late afternoon and evening, and often go for walks when I am stuck on a scene. What are your writing habits?

I know I could do with some extra money, and I am sure most (if not all) of you can too. Laurie Kendrick wrote this great article recently on finding a paying writing gig. She lists some great sites that pay for articles, and explains how each of them work. I have started scoping out some of the sites, and may even sign up for one or two of them soon.

And then, if this site is to be believed, I need to start saving up a lot of money before 2010, so I can be at the unveiling of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Maybe I really should follow all the advice I just linked to *grin*

And lastly, I have migrated all the RSS feeds I read to Google Reader, and have started sharing some articles there. You can read them here. You can also view all the pages I have Stumbled here.

2 comments:

anniegirl1138 said...

Thanks for the links. I am trying to get back to my "the kid's in school again" schedule because summer shot it all to hell.

Kay said...

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu"

Awesome quote.

thanks for the links as well.

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