Tuesday, February 12, 2013

For the Love of Writing

In honor of Valentine's Day, ten reasons to love writing.
  1. Reading. It adds a whole new dimension to one of my favorite activities.
  2. Friends. I have found writers, editors and publishers to be some of the kindest, most fascinating friends.
  3. Adventure. All researched and imagined from a comfortable living room chair. No need to pack or rummage for food.
  4. A pleasant detachment. When I have an uncomfortable conversation with someone who claims to be a hit man with an abusive father and a fear of needles, I can channel my panic into that part of my brain that takes notes on potential characters. (How DO I always find myself in these sorts of situations?)
  5. Making people happy. It's just one of the simple pleasures in life to create things other people like.
  6. Getting paid. Which does actually happen on occasion.
  7. Challenge. Writing gets easier only right before it gets harder. My challenges are limited only by my imagination.
  8. Playing God. What's better than that?
  9. Daydreaming is working. Night dreaming is working. Dreaming is working.
  10. Fun. Writing is just flat out fun. 
So here's to writing and love and the two combined. Happy Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Business as Usual

Well, the Typo Agent never got back to me. Sad, but honestly, I hope she's okay. Is that weird of me? Word is that she hasn't answered certain other emails I'm aware of, soooo...

Anyway. Like I said, I hope she's okay.

As for me, it's back to writing as usual, and I'm having a blast.

I'm hoping these Snoopy cartoons aren't copyrighted somewhere.
(Yet another reason professional advice would be a good thing.)