Congratulations Mrs. Pierce, you have just COMPLETED your novel, Quiet, with an additional 50,000 word challenge with http://nanowrimo.org online writing community. After all of the late nights of writing and pressing on tirelessly, even when you thought you wasn’t going to make it, how will you top that?
If I could, I would be going to Disney World but since that’s not on the itinerary, I’m going to my living room and relax with a good book and get geared up for my next challenge.
And your next challenge is?
To revise my novel, Atypical Woman.
Folks, you heard it here first, a good book and a new challenge sounds better than Disney World to me. DISCLAIMER: Only sounds good because I too am a writer.
A little fun from the…
Voice Of A Writer.
Oh, how they evolve and take on a life of their own; becoming more – and less, for that matter. Literary characters are a lot like real flesh and blood counterparts — never know what to anticipate.
How I thank God for giving me an idea, a keyboard and the desire to write!
Happy Writing from the…
Voice Of A Writer.
Make pressure work and write that novel! You can do it with an entire community of other writers. Check it out for yourself at nanowrimo.com.
Many writers start and continue with nano and most importantly — go on and get published.
So, if you’ve ever wanted to write the great American novel then, do it. This will be my third year and I’ve never been so excited about pressure. The pressure to write 50,000 words in 1 month is a race worth joining. It’s a writer’s version of a marathon.
See in you in the race!
Voice of a Writer
Ira Glass says it well:
A repost from blogger, Wendy Strukus of The Next Small Thing.
Strong Words of Encouragement….
Voice of A Writer
There is plenty of pressure to perform and do those things we must do in order to:
- Wear clean clothes
- Pass a class
- Clean our house
- Get a paycheck
- Have a finished product
- Finish reading that book
- Look presentable (as opposed to being unkempt)
- Ecetera, ecetera, you get the hint
But, oh how efficient it is! Pressure gets the adrenalin pumped and then there’s nothing to do but to do.
Now, true, there are some of us whose doing looks more like couch potato riding or fighting hot air. Say what you may — it’s still some kind of doing, some type of performing. Might be a sad, bad act, but nevertheless — something’s happening. The end result might not be so pleasant, but, possibly, over time, enough unpleasant results may cause new pressure and kick up the performance, changing it from a sad act to a determined act.
When we reach the point that a combination of laughter, sweat and tears is how we stare pressure down, we are in a good place. Why? Because we know then that the pressure is useful. It gets us revved up, causes us to dig deep and pull out things we probably could have never done absent of our pal, Mr. Pressure.
Pressure might sometimes appear heartless, but it sure can be good. One thing for certain, it will produce something; whether it’s a good something or not so good something. It will get it’s money’s worth and will have left something to show for it’s presence/trouble. Success or failure, it has a face.
With the help of pressure, we are given a nudge to go deep and pull out absolutely incredible, unique and unexpected gems; GEMS that we would have never known existed had there been a lack of pressure. Pressure’s alright. It let’s the genius out. Oftentimes it’s the ingredient that turns the just average or simply good into the … well — PHENOMENAL. When pressure comes… dig in deep, then enjoy the results!
Toast with me: To pressure — and what it produces!
Voice of a Writer.