Back to The Creative Hour


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 28-03-2018

The past two terms at the local community College, RCC, I’ve been playing pickleball on Monday and Wednesday nights. Because of this, I’ve been a real slacker on working on “The Creative Hour”. Well, those school terms are complete, so here I am at Starbucks, spending time on my creative passion.

This week I’m back to working on a scene of “Misty’s Magical Shed. Tonight I need to work on a scene that costs a character his life. Sad, it’s because a main character can’t fully understand the need to follow through and use what he’s been taught.

I’ve been working on research, but not really putting in as much effort as I should on my writing. Well, that needs to stop. Hopefully next week I will continue with the story on a different scene.

I invite you all to join me every Wednesday from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to dedicate one hour to your passion.

For now I’m going to get back to my writing. Let me know how you did.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted.


Never Give Up


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 13-03-2018

I have thought many times about giving up on my book “Not Too Late Forever”. There are those who tell me that I need to either give up on it, or cut it up and throw half of it out. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately I am not able to do that. So many of the characters feel like friends and family. I can count on them when I need to build on their world. They stand together and believe on what they do. That’s something I’ve had to learn over the years. It’s much easier than hiding away from everything and everyone.

Once I took the Meyers Briggs personality test. I came to rest a tiny shade into the extrovert category. Since then I’ve had great opportunities to participate in many ways in my community. From serving on the local Chamber of Commerce Board to The Josephine Historical Society and with the local March of Dimes. All of it’s all been a wonderful experience. I’ve made many friends. The support I get for my writing is astounding. I just hope that, some day soon, I will prove the value of my writing to them and repay the confidence they’ve shown in me.

Each time I think of giving up on submitting, something happens to remind me of the support I’ve been given over the years. It seems that about when I get as low as I can, because of a comment, or lack of one about my writing, that one of my friends will ask, “Have you gotten published yet?” Or, “I’m waiting to buy that book”. With either of these comments, how can I give up on my writing, or rather the publishing of my writing? Well, I may be one of those who gets published after I die. If that be the case, I better get busy and finish some of the stories I’ve got started. That way there’ll be lots for the editor who sees my value to work on.

With that in mind, I better get back to work. Right now I’m building on the first draft of “Misty’s Magical Shed”. Next week I’m going to start another edit of “Not Too Late Forever” It’s complete, just needs a good strong edit. I’m going to give it a soft one until I find the right editor.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,