I hope my ‘Fess Up Friday (see May 4 post) isn’t going to be a series of lame and somewhat masochistic reports of inactivity. But Week 2 is certainly no poster child for Successful Authorship.
1. Last Sat. I met a friend at a mystery bookstore for a signing and reading of two local writers I’m very interested in. The event, however, was cancelled. I did manage to find a lovely collection of James Cain novels and an Inspector Maigret paperback. But not meeting one writer in particular, Domenic Stanberry, was very disappointing.
2. I managed to open my draft of my novel. It was like a vampire hunter opening Dracula’s crypt — the light burned my eyes. Had to back away.
Here is a writing tip for everyone else who can maybe actually benefit from it. Courtesy of BlogLily’s Writing Stats, which is fabulously inspirational:
Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers.
Oh, and I’m adding this from Yogamum. There are some FABULOUS’Fess Up posts out there, everyone. I’m so glad…they are really going to help me, for one.
Today’s exercise is this: in five minutes, write as many beginnings as you can that have to do with food. Write one, two, eleven, whatever you can do. Again, by a “beginning” I mean anything from a sentence fragment to three full sentences, but no more than that per beginning.