Thursday, June 17, 2010

Greetings From Thursdays Child

Do any of you remember this poem:

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

How appropriate I'm Thrusdays child. I have far to go in my writing but I'm working it.

I love to write. My writing may not be good or change the world but I get such a lift from writing. When I turn off my computer after meeting my goals, I feel recharged and the mommy juice is full again. My family should be grateful I take time to write. Alas, it also means many things fall by the wayside like a clean house. But who cares when mommy is happy?
If I'm not editing, I'm blogging, writing poems, eating chocolate, weeding the garden, being a mom and wife.
I'm excited, nervous and grateful to be a blogger for Utah Children's Writers.

I have four stories I've written; two are YA, one is sci-fi and one, historical romance. The sci-fi is in critique right now.

I'm in an awesome critique group. Two others write on this blog as well. Hi Julie and Scott!

I've learned many great lessons from my group (and not just that I stink at grammar):
We all write on different levels.
Every story is unique, just like the person who wrote it.
I trust their critiques and ideas.
It's up to me which way my story will go.
It's up to me how hard I work.

What is the best advice you received as a writer?


T.J. said...

Best advice I think I've received comes from Brandon Sanderson. He once said at a writers conference where he was the keynote speaker: "Sometimes, you've gotta ignore the bozo on the stage."
People go to writers conferences expecting the answer to get themselves published and sometimes, the answer isn't going to come from the person on the stage.

Taffy said...

I love Brandon! He gives excellent advice and is smart. He amazes me.

Anonymous said...

1. write
2. write
3. read
4. write
5. write
6. read
7. write
8. write
9. read
10. write

Scott said...

Welcome to blog! Good to see you posting with us.

Taffy said...

Susanne! Excellent advice!
Hi Scott. Hope you don't get sick of me :)