Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day -26 and counting

Today I'm on my own again. It's been pouring rain all day and I've been just merrily typing away at my computer, finally getting some work done. I added to and hopefully have completed my book for my author friend Darlene Sabella at http://darsbooks.blogspot.com/ Check it out if you'd like to. The book she's written is a charming children's book. I look forward to helping her promote it.

I also started writing for the St. Louis Examiner.com today and I turned my first article in to be viewed and approved. I'll let you know when I get it officially published.

There seems to be a pattern with not getting much written on Mondays and I'm thinking that maybe I should learn to go with the flow more instead of trying to fight against what always seems to be going on Mondays. Stressing about the events of the day doesn't change them. It just makes them harder. I need to realize that I'm not going to get much written on Mondays and I need to be happy with what I've written that day, no matter how little it seems I've written. Eventually I do get what I want to written.

I am happy to report that I have checked off a couple more things from my big list of things I wanted to get done before the 2009 NaNoWriMo. I've also been meeting a lot of new friends in preparation for the event. One thing I've noticed is that I'm a lot older than most of the other participants. I'm over fifty and most of the participants I've come across are in their early twenties. (Take that to mean they are around the same age as my middle son and step daughter who are in college.)Another thing I've noticed is that most of them are writing fantasy or science fiction. I write historical fiction. I guess that most people who write historical fiction either can't write that fast or they just don't get into writing in NaNoWriMo. Another possibility is that the Nano-er's in my age group and genre are just not in my regional group. Not that I mind,I really do enjoy the idea of being unique.I like the idea of being one of a kind.

I've got to tell you something funny. Today my husband signed up for eHow basically because he was looking for some information about how to change a fuel pump in our car. He just joined to find out information and I'm not sure that he intends to write any articles. (He's actually a better writer than I am) but last I knew he already had 20 friends. He told me that he was just there to check out the chicks. I'm happy to know that eHow doesn't allow pornography or the like so I'm sure I'm safe there.

I've heard a lot of bad press lately about eHow and I've even complained myself but I've learned a lot on eHow. I probably have improved my writing skills 100% and I've met a lot of wonderful people there too. It was from eHow that the web started opening up for me. Even though I've started expanding my territory on the web, I still make more money on eHow than I do anywhere else. That may change in the near future but it is still true.

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