Recovered from Romance Writers of Australia’s fantastic Conference in the Gold Coast with the High Five judges lists well underway I feel ready to write.
If you have a little time think about helping out RWA it’s great organization which helps writers improve their skills and reach publication.
On the home front I have been busy getting ready to head up to the wilds of the Far South Coast of New South Wales for a few weeks. I’ll be taking my trusty laptop with me to work on my chapters.
Below are some photos I’d like to share from the conference.
Here it is my first blog in a while but I have excuses...
As Romance Writers of Australia's judge coordinator I've been totally absorbed finding judges for the Valerie Parv Competition.
Now, I'm back writing and working on my latest story about a dippy genius and her billionaire lover. It's so much fun I'm just a touch in love with my hero already as my story unfurls in flashes and bursts.
Yes, I'm afraid I'm a 'panters' (a writer who writes without a detailed outline). I dash along never knowing for sure what will happen or where my characters will take me. It's an exciting ride but it can also be the pits when you come to a sudden halt after 20,000 or 30,000 words with no idea what happens next or where the big black moment is!
I envy fellow writers who use outlines. I've completed many courses on creating outlines, how to use them and how many re-writes you save but still I plod on - that was plod not plot!! I've tried plotting and have dozens of stories outlined and characterized to within an inch of their lives. My writing buddies tell me they are great ideas, I'm only 10,000 or 20,000 off completing them, yet I've lost interest, or is it the plot. If you're a writer, what sort of writer are you? A plotter, a pantser or somewhere in between?
Been talking to friends and writing buddies about traditions. My kids are in their twenties now, my baby just turned twenty-one, and they're all busy with friends. Makes me wish we had started family traditions - apart from the Easter Sunday egg hunt! Do you have traditions your family follow? I'd love to hear about them.
I'm meeting up for lunch tomorrow with the JEMS, my writing buddies, and looking forward to it! Lots of laughs, good food and great company.
Until next week have a lovely Easter, keep safe.
Bye for now,
Attended MRWG meeting today and got to spend a fun day of learning and sharing with fellow writers and friends. Of course there was lots of laughter and support and multi-published author Fiona Lowe presented an informative and thought provoking workshop. Thanks Fiona! Thanks ladies!
Goals set and only three weeks until our Christmas meeting!
Last Saturday I dined with my wonderful writing buddies, who are an inspiration.
Sunday we attended the monthly Melbourne Romance Writers Guild meeting, where we shared goals, ideas, critiquing, brainstorming and of course were rewarded with chocolate.
I came away with a week of being accountable for my writing and ready to work.
I started slow on Monday, but today I blocked my internal editor, put my writing first and completed revisions on my request.
I hope your muse is with you and you're writing up a storm. And remember you can't fix a blank page!
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Bye for now,