Heading off to see one of my daughters today. Going to hang out with the grandbabies, one of whom says, "Grandma! I am not a baby."
Before I do, though, I am taking some moments to do some blogging, writing, and giveaway-ing reflections/round-ups.
On the blogging and giveaway front:
The Power of Play in Writing-I used to warm-up with exercises all the time. Somewhere along the line I got it into my head that it was not worth my time. Probably because many do feel that way. The one thing I know after all these years of writing is? We are all different...for me playing, exercising etc before I write works. Relaxes me, gets the inner critter relaxed and out of the way, too! Gets those creative juices flowing. In other words--time to play!
MMGM-CIRCLE OF SECRETS by Kimberly Griffiths Little (Giveaway too!)-I love middle grade novels. They've been a part of my reading and writing life for a long time now. So needless to say I LOVE talking and sharing some of my favourites. CIRCLE OF SECRETS is rich with character, plot and setting-good book to read and just plain old enjoy-great book to read as a writer to see how it's done. Plus...you can win a signed hardcover from Kimberly!
Friends Along the Writing Trail and a Giveaway-We've been talking about meeting those special friends on our writing journey that keep us going. It amazes me that we do seem to often meet the right person at the right time, the one who helps us make the next step just as we are about to give up and head back. The giveaway is for a writing resource book of choice for you and one for a friend. And yep...it's hard to pick just one because I think we've met many. But if you had to pick...who would it be?
Must say, I've been enjoying exploring and thinking on how to add more content to my blog--it's like writing the first draft of your book, then going in for the first round revisions, setting it aside for a while, then going back for the second round of revisions. I'm ready for the second round of revisions on the blog!
On the writing front I am into major revisions on HAPPY MEDIUM and ZIP ZOOM JAKE AND THE QUIET TIME. Exploring character motivation has been HUGE in giving me the depth both were missing. Well, that and fantabulous crit partners!
Enjoy the long weekend. See you all for MMGM-I'll have a post here, announce the winner of CIRCLE OF SECRETS and be guest posting over at Shannon's again (love being there, and LOVE that she always has a giveaway for you...) Hah, I am just filled with love :) Ciao!