Thursday, December 5, 2013

Finally Feeling Like Writer Again These Days

Debra gets back into the swing of things.

Okay, so I can't claim I've written hundreds and hundreds of words this past week.

In fact, I can't even claim that I sat down at my computer to do any writing. Although I've posted a bunch of comments on blogs to support my fellow writers as I'm involved in not one, not two, but three holiday blog countdowns. If you want to check them out, here's where I'll be and when. There are also some fabulous prizes being given away by the other authors participating and from my publisher, The Wild Rose Press.

Twenty-five Days of Holiday Blogging at The Wild Rose Press (December 7):

Twenty-five Days of Christmas Stories at Melissa Snark's (December 22):

Holiday Cheer at Anna Kathryn's (December 29):

But I did do something to help me accomplish my goal of revising, editing, and submitting a mss to my editor by the beginning of the year.I made a list of things to do. Some items on the list were prep things like print out a copy of the entire mss. Other things on the list were ideas for some of the revising I want to do.

Even better, in my day to day goings on, little ideas and the desire to get down to writing keep popping into my head. Believe me, after a dry spell that has lasted for way too many months to count, this is a good, good thing.

I also took a peek at my WIP "One Great Night". I didn't do much with it, but read a few snippets here and there to get it in my mind again.

And I spent some time updating my web-site: adding my blog tour for The Vampire and the Vixen and adding links for This Feels Like Home.

All in all I'm pretty excited.

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



  1. Glad to hear your writing enthusiasm is coming back. Long dry periods are the pits, aren't they? :-)
    Happy holidays.

  2. It sounds like a lot has been brewing in your subconscious, Debra. I think a writer is always working on some facet of writing, even when it doesn't seem like it on the surface.

  3. Hoping you are able to use all these lovely new ideas.

  4. I'm so happy for you, Debra. I know how frustrating that can be. Good luck with your to-do list and your new spark of creativity!

  5. Debra, I'm more than impressed by everything you've achieved. The thinking and preparation for writing is every bit as important as the actual writing.

  6. Sherry...They certainly are the pits. Happy Holidays to you too, thanks for commenting!

    Ana...the subconscious is definitely 'speaking up' these days!

    Carole Ann...that's the next step, right? Making sure something gets put on paper. Thanks for commenting! definitely has been frustrating. school we call it prewriting! I guess that's what I'm doing, too!

  7. I love making lists! :D Every day I make a list of things I need to do from big to small. It works like a charm to help me get things done. :)
    I am so happy you're getting back into the swing of things. I hope it gets even better for you!