Polishing My Craft

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 26-02-2020

This week I got very strongly reminded that I had not spent the proper amount of time posting something, anything to my webpage.

Life has gotten away from me. As with many others who would love to be published authors, there is so much going on in my life. A fulltime job and part of another takes up much of my time. However I also realize that if I didn’t have them there would be things missing in my life, like paying for the things I want to enjoy and need to survive. That sounds like an excuse, because there are many out there who are living the dream and dedicating much more time to fulfilling the requirements of the craft I pursue.

Despite the fact that I have not completed, at least to my satisfaction, what is needed to be published, I cannot and will not give up.

I guess one of the main things that I’m trying to say here is that I am getting so much out of the learning process. Along with that, there is also the fact that I don’t need to pay for a psychiatrist to deal with all the trials and tribulations that life is throwing at me.

The time is getting closer when I will put my book out into the world. Until then I will take as much advantage as I can afford to learn and polish my craft.

Keep the coffee and wine flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

Life Continues

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Something that touched my life | Posted on 22-12-2019

I have finished NaNoWriMo 2019 without success. After that I worked on and sent in my latest submission.

Now I have another rejection to add to my writing resume. This agent made comments that will help me in the continuing edit of my book.

My goal for this coming year is to finish this edit and put “Not Too Late Forever” away for a while. I want to work on my next book, “Naldo Calls”, and get the first draft built.

I’m not sure how soon I will be comfortable enough to send another submission. Each time I get a rejection, there is the feeling of failure. Maybe I am not good enough to really get published. One thing I do know is that I will work on my writing for as long as I take a breath. Submission, now that’s a different story.

Keep the coffee and wind flowing.

Respectfully submit,

Jodi

And Life Continues

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in From Bean Counter to Author | Posted on 02-11-2019

Life is rolling right along. Last weekend at The Surrey International Writers’ Conference went by so very quickly. I left early, because I wanted to make sure that I could get through customs and be on the plane that would take me home. It gave me time to think about the workshops and masterclass that I had attended. It also let me work on the revision of my query letter.

This weekend I start the task of the next book in “The Naldo Series” for @NaNoWriMo. I will also make time to continue the edit of my current book, so I’ll be more prepared to publish it.

There is so much to do. To think I used to go home and whine that I was bored and that there was nothing to do. I’m happy that is no longer the case. Thanks to my writing and my community I have plenty to do.

Respectfully submitted.

Keep the coffee and wine flowing,

Jodi

And Life Goes On

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 01-10-2019

I continue to work on the edit of my first book, “Not Too Late Forever”. It’s my passion. In the meantime Siwc19 is approaching. Revolving around writing and writers, what a great added dimension to my life.

Now I’ve added another dimension. I’m going to participate in the Siwc at Sea. It’s a chance to spend more time on my writing and participating with other writers in workshops to improve my writing.

As usual, tonight I’m at The VinFarm working on my writing for @The Creative Hour at The VinFarm

It’s always the right thing to live life and the dream now.

Keep the coffee and wine flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

 

 

 

Back on Track

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 21-09-2019

I haven’t posted here in a while. There is no good reason, but still I just didn’t find the time to follow through. Like everyone else there is so much going on in my life. Besides my regular job and my activity in the community, I am working on another edit of my first book. Each week I take six to ten pages of my firstĀ  book. After that I am working to go through the recommendations of those in my critique group.

I will work more diligently to post here every week, even if it’s only a few sentences.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi