Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Where do you want to be in 10 years?

This is a question writer/editor Dean Wesley Smith asked recently. Where did we, as writers, want to be 10 years from now?

If we didn't want anything to change, then we shouldn't change anything.

If we wanted to be best selling authors, then we should begin to make changes towards that now.

I am still working towards that. But every now and then I need to be reminded of this stuff.

10 years from now I want to be a best selling author.

What am I doing now to make that happen?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Time flies...

Some writing done this week, not as much as I would have liked. A trip to visit family (and to beat my older sister's computer into submission), a light attack of a bug that ran through my family, and a trip to help out my in-laws all cut into the writing time.

Except for the bug, I don't feel bad about those reasons. I do wish I hadn't goofed around so much as well - had a bad case of the "I don't want to work" a day or two.

But I can't believe 2/3 of June is already gone! It doesn't feel like it should be so late in the month...

Monday, June 12, 2006


Well, that's the number of unfinished stories STILL on my laptop. I got two finished and some readers gave their opinions on them - they go out in the mail sometime this week.

The other three will take a little longer to finish...they were not as far along as the first 2.

Also working on Chapter 6 of my novel now. Got very bogged down with it, then realized what I needed this chapter to do and have some decent ideas for it.

Also watching a bunch of rain fall as Alberto plays in the isn't too bad, we really need the wet stuff given the drought we've been going through here in Central Florida!

:-) It all goes well...

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Five is the number of unfinished stories on my hard drive at the moment. One is a potential entry to Strange New Worlds, the other 4 are of various genres. Actually, I may have MORE than 5 unfinished stories, but I think one of THOSE is just going to be torn up and restarted - it's a Strange New Worlds Story that I just think won't work in its present condition.

But the five in question bother me. I'm pretty sure I can finish them, not sure why I haven't. Well, I just started the Strange New Worlds one. But why do I keep starting stories and not finishing them?

Well, I set a goal. By the end of this week I plan to have all these unfinished stories done. Hopefully setting a goal will give me the motivation I haven't had to finish them.