Are You Avoiding Revision?

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As a writer with a pencil pouch full of highlighters, sticky notes, pens of many colors, and an insatiable need organize (even when it’s really not necessary), I know what it is to procrastinate. While procrastinating on Facebook, I found this quiz to be spot on hysterical. Whether you’re writing the next classic novel or the essay that’s due tomorrow, take a little time to laugh …

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Writer’s are notorious for procrastinating, or is that just me? I tend to work in bursts of feverish writing mixed with moments of wandering off. My wanderings usually take me to Pinterest, Facebook, or an online thesaurus, which then makes me think of shopping for yarn, (I’m a writer who can’t stop knitting).

It’s a wonder I get anything done! How about you?

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c.b.w. 2014

2014 Goals: May Status Report

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May has been all about endings and beginnings. The end of the school year brings about a summer of relaxation and freedom, but also a revived sense of creativity. As my muse continues to pull me in different directions,   I’m enjoying the journey.

1) Pitch The Muse.

Research continues on agents and query letter layouts. The May/June edition of Writer’s Digest and the Spring 2014 edition of Writing Basics have fantastic articles about the Young Adult genre and pitching the perfect query. I’m taking notes and making changes in my approach!

2) Outline and start writing The Muse: Lineage

I’m starting to feel the creative flow begin for this project. I heard a song the other day that made me think of one of my main characters. I could see her reacting to a situation and the vision is continuing to grow. This is pretty exciting as it’s been a while since my muse has even considered working on this story.

3) Submit writing.

I posted two poems on Poetic Asides. Every Wednesday a prompt is posted and writers are encouraged to post their work. It’s not a competition, but I enjoy the camaraderie among poets. It’s very inspiring.

4) Continue to build author platform.

From the looks of things around here, I’ve been busy. I’m giving my entire online presence an overhaul. At the moment, my blog remodel is at the top of my priority list, but I’ll soon be making some changes on Facebook and Twitter. Creativity and writing will still be the focus, but with a new look! Thanks for sticking around as I experiment with layouts, color, and details!

Facebook likes grew from 365 to 366

Twitter followers grew from 549 to 553

Thanks so much to everyone for clicking those follow and like buttons! Your support is greatly appreciated.

5) Inspire others.

As always, I hope I am a positive presence.

The invisible goal:

6) Be flexible.

The idea of changing the look of my blog was tough to consider, but I’m glad I took the plunge. The new layout is already challenging me to try new things with photography and creative writing.

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c.b.w. 2014