April 2012 Archive

U is for Uhhh….

Oh man, I’m sorry guys. This idea of the A to Z blogfest is awesome, completely and absolutely, but I definitely wasn’t aware of how much work it would be. If I do this again, I will definitely think of a theme first.

The wedding weekend was AMAZING and 100% perfectly beautiful, but after five non-stop days, my brain is pooped, hence the Uhhh…. above.

I promise, tomorrow, I will do better :)

T is for Time

I’ve come to realize whole-heartedly that there is no point to rushing the process of writing. When I first began on this journey, I had the most difficult time accepting that it takes time to finish a book, time to edit, time to wait for critiques to come back, time to wait for answers to submissions, time time time and even more time.

I hope I’ve learned at least a little patience through this process, though if it extends to other areas of my life, I’m not sure ;)

How do you all deal with the time-issue of writing?

 

((I do apologize for my absence from the internet-waves. I will be home on vacation for my sister’s wedding until Tuesday.))

S is for Snodgrass

Jack Snodgrass, that is.

Have you ever heard a name that, when you heard it, felt like you’d been hit over the head by its awesomeness? Jack Snodgrass did that to me. It still does even after knowing his name for a year. There’s something about the normalcy of the first name, Jack, combined with the¬†peculiarity¬†of Snodgrass that gets my imagination all sorts of inspired. I dearly wish I could use his name for a character in a book.

What real world names have left you inspired?

(Jack Snodgrass is a former pitcher for Austin Peay who is in the Minors now. I first watched him pitch during the Atlanta regional, last year).

((I do apologize for my absence from the internet-waves. I will be home on vacation for my sister’s wedding until Tuesday.))

R is for the Right Words

The right words can make us feel anything. I adore this picture because it describes exactly that. I only hope my own writing is able to give this feeling to someone.

 

 

((I do apologize for my absence from the internet-waves. I will be home on vacation for my sister’s wedding until Tuesday.))

Q is for Questions

I love asking questions. I think it’s something all writers are good at. And, I don’t just mean questions in general, I mean questions about books. On of my biggest inspirations are other books I read. When I finish the last pages (if it’s a good book), I’m left wanting to ask more questions about the world. Eventually, these questions evolve and as I try to find answers for them, I end up inspiring an entirely new story of my own.

Does this ever happen to you after you read a good book?

 

((I do apologize for my absence from the internet-waves. I will be home on vacation for my sister’s wedding until Tuesday.))