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When I first started, I thought all you had to do is write a book. Can you say *naive*, boys and girls? Join me on my journey as a pre- published writer looking to see my name on the cover of a book. I'll talk about all the bumps, bruises, joys and frustrations I encounter along the way.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

Lynn, Meet the Grindstone

Yes, I'm reintroducing myself to that proverbial grindstone today. I took the day off yesterday. No writing. Instead, I trucked my kids around for after-school activities, got caught up at Romance Divas, and did some reading.

Finished The Pleasure Slave. Loved it. But I knew I would. Congratulations, Gena Showalter, you've just elevated yourself to my auto-buy list. Then I picked up Rocki St. Claire's Hit Reply. The buzz on this book had me curious for a while, and it's another I'll recommend to my friends. Especially since I read it in one sitting. It's unusual in that the entire book is comprised of e-mail messages and IM conversations. No narration. No description, other than what the characters type to each other. And the author pulls it off beautifully. Definitely going on my keeper shelf.

Today, though, it's back to business. I have one more crit to get out, so that's first on the list. Then it's back to finishing worksheet 7 (summarizing the end of my book) in the FDi30D method. And I'm determined to get that worksheet done today.

I also had a nice surprise yesterday. Karen S. Wiesner, author of First Draft in 30 Days, apparently found out about the fact that I've been blogging my progress with her method, and has linked both me and Lady Tess (who has also started blogging her progress with this method) from her First Draft in 30 Days site. I can't even begin to express how flattered I am. It's always nice to be noticed.

Could that have been what pushed me into getting back to work today? *g*


MOOD: Determined
MUSIC: None right now. Just finished watching Finding Neverland
WHAT I'M READING: The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards


  • That was pretty cool of Karen to link your blog to her website. =) And congrats on your writing progress! You're kicking some serious wiggly butt here.

    By Blogger Silma, at 10:26 PM  

  • Lynn - I know what you mean about putting your nose to the grindstone. I need to do that too *g*. And yes, it was way cool of Karen to link to us from her website :-)

    By Blogger Tess, at 10:17 AM  

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