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Sunday, November 14, 2004

I'm Back!

Yup, been gone a while, at least from the world of blogging. What've I been doing?

Well, two of my critique partners had requests for full manuscripts, so I've been critting my butt off. Sure wish I meant that literally. [g] But they've both sent them out, so now it's just down to the waiting on them.

I have another critique partner I owe a crit to, I'm hoping to get that out today.

I took a workshop at RWAOL ( RWA Online Chapter ) given by BJ Daniels called Adding Suspense to Hooks. A great workshop. I learned a lot, including the fact that although I haven't been doing any of my own writing lately, I haven't forgotten how.

Right now I'm taking a workshop through the From the Heart Online Chapter given by Arwen called Tarot For Writers. So far, we're learning the basics of the Tarot. Eventually, we'll learn how to use it with our writing.

I dabbled in the Tarot a few years ago, but life got in the way and I put it aside. Now that I've picked it up again, my amazement with this particular divination tool has returned full force. The day we started the workshop was the day after I finished all those crits I mentioned. The "mind card" card I drew in the Mind/Body/Spirit spread (as homework from the workshop) was The Hanged Man. Arwen gave the keywords for that card as "withdrawal and rest". The keywords she gave us for the daily card I drew two days in a row (The Magician) were creative energy.

Think the cards were trying to tell me something?

So I took a break from writing. My husband came home after a two week business trip in Las Vegas, and we took the kids hiking yesterday. And I've been reading the Harlequin Flipside "Undercover With the Mob". No writing. Almost.

In my spare time (*snort*) I've been jotting down a long synopsis of Irresistible Harmony, just writing down the basics of the story as I might describe it to a friend. I've been working on this for a good week, and I'm almost done. But then I have to type it into the computer and try to arrange it into some sort of cohesive document that would be understood by somebody other than me. That'll be the tough part.


  • The Tarot sounds fascinating. And I can just imagine how cool that workshop has been. I still plan on joining the online groups.

    Take it easy. Are you feeling any better?

    By Blogger Teresa, at 8:42 AM  

  • Hey, T! Yup, the workshop's been very interesting. Finally got our first spread for character GMC. I haven't tried it yet, though. And yeah, I'm feeling a little better. :)

    By Blogger Lynn, at 10:02 AM  

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