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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Life’s Moving Forward

Hope you all had a great week. I know I did as I got a lot of writing done and actually finished some projects. Not as much as I had hoped to mind you as this week my youngest graduated from high school. This means more time for travel and writing and me. Yippee! 

This week’s quote is:

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

I love this quote and I heard it a lot in my early writing years. Maybe because I read all those books on writing. Yet, after all these years, it is still a true phrase. You need to emotionally draw others into your world or they will never get the story you are trying to tell them.

I still read the writing books but with such a different eye. Today, I want help with marketing, saggy middles and how to fix all the little uglies which creep into a manuscript. The good thing is I have the hard part down as I do write every day. In the beginning even that was a challenge.

I can remember the first book I ever finished. I was on such an adrenaline high for weeks. I still get the high but it’s from a different perspective. I think every writer has a love/hate/love relationship with writing. The best thing to do is to overcome everything and just be the best writer you can be.

Here’s a little more for the writer in you. I came across these websites during the week and thought I would pass them on. You make get something from them which will make you a better writer.

Hope you all have a great writing week!



Anne said...

Hi, Lynn-

Congratulations on getting your last child through high school. Enjoy your activities so you don't get empty nest syndrome.

Kayelle Allen said...

What a true comment about overcome it and get on with business. That is exactly what it takes.

Burnout is not your friend! ^_^

SiNn said...

Hi Lynn!

congrats on ur young man for graduating thats so awesome

I agree about the comment overcome it and get on with business

is something that can work with everyday life not just writeing and career


Enjoy your time but you may find out that you are busy then ever.


Lynn Crain said...

Thanks, Anne! I sure do appreciate it!

And empty nest doesn't even enter the equation. I have twin grandsons born March 9th and the youngest is attending a local college.

All I really want is my own bathroom and a pool. LOL!


Lynn Crain said...


Burnout is no one's friend. And it really doesn't matter what profession one is in as it can happen anywhere, anytime.

Everyone has issues but the key is to know how to overcome those problems and move on.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn Crain said...

Thanks, SiNn!

Yup, he's out of school and going to drive me crazy all summer long...I'm sure...LOL!

Yes, overcoming one's problems is a life long process which people need to come to grips with as life is full of difficulties, all of which challenge us and make us grow.


Lynn Crain said...

I'll have to agree about being busier than ever, Loretta. I think it's already happened. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!


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