Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Things that happen

What I'm Reading: Dark Seduction by Brenda Joyce

What I'm Working On: Things that happen in Slayer, part 2

Well, alot of my writing buds left for San Francisco today (or yesterday). I'm sad I'm not going. I went last year and it was amazing. This year, I don't have the funds, but I'm dealing with it.

My friends promised to pick up some books I requested along with some others just to surprise me. I'm very excited about that! (The free books and the not-so-free books are two of the best parts of the RWA National Conference.

However, on the bright side of things, my anger over not being able to go has spurred new writing momentum. I've got character grids that work for a change. I've got turning points. I've got a "list of things that happen" in the novel -- a long list. My local critique/goal/brainstorming buddy is "excited" about my book. I'm excited about my book again. (And that's saying something since I'm rewriting!)

Maybe NOT going to RWA was the best thing that could have happened to my writing right now.

(At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)



Katie Reus said...

You're not alone! I wish I had been able to go too :(

Dara Edmondson said...

Good for you for making lemonade out of those lemons!

Terry Odell said...

Good for you being so productive. I was at RWA, and although there was motivation, it was sensory overload. We're in Oregon decompressing with dh's sister and her husband, and it took me about 3 days to be able to string two thoughts together. Thank goodness his sister had to work, and the guys didn't mind leaving me home while they went and did guy stuff.

I did use that quiet time to read, and it cleared out some brain pathways, and I, too, got some good ideas for my mystery 'motives' in my WIP.