My Weekly Update – Touched Me

imagesI watched The Word last night.  The movie was strange, but as  a writer, it was interesting and it touched me. It made me rethink what I was doing and why I was doing it. Some of the lines that made me think:

“I’m not who I thought I was and I’m terrified that I never will be.”
“Words ruin everything.”
“I wanted so badly for it to come from me.”
“I loved words more than the women who inspired me to write.”
“At some point you’ll have to choose between life and fiction.  The two are very close, but they never actually touch.  They’re 2 very, very different things.”

Have you seen it? Have you ever thought what if it doesn’t happen for you? Why do you write? 

Editing

I have on my list to edit my first novel. My issue, I can’t get started. Now I think I know why. I am too focused on what I hope it’s supposed to look like.  Really, I mean what if I waste all this time editing and the book still isn’t good enough.

Reading

As writers, we are supposed to read, and I love to read. Lately, reading has been an emotional freeway for me.  There are times when I read something so amazing, it inspires me. Then other times, I read something and am totally defeated.  No way will I ever be that good. I finished The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien and Gabriel’s Redemption by Steve Umstead.  Highly recommend them both.

You might be surprised about which one made me feel what?  Have a guess? 

Site Changes

I added a few new pages. Check them out and let me know what you think.

    • Sydney Reads – my reading list and reviews of the books I’ve read in 2013.
    • Sydney Watches – my list of movies seen in 2013
    • Sydney Edits – my goal is to record a daily edit journal under this tab.

This change was inspired by Angi Black’s post – The Break-up – Angi writers a letter to herself.  The letter starts – “Dear Old Me, I’m sorry darling. You have to go.” Good stuff, give it a read.

Post to Revisit

Passive vs. Active Voice – The Most Effective Tip I’ve Ever Read – Me, too.  My CP tells me to watch my passive all the time. These tips helped me identify my passive’s better.
New Look and Balancing Life – I am job hunting and have to much time on my hands, but when I do find a job these are good tips to finding the balance.
All Things in Moderation – Even Writing Advice – I am trying to focus the writing advice I am acquiring. If that makes sense.  That is why I am so excited with the Progressive Book Club.  It’s a book club were to discuss writing books.
New Followers
My Side of the Story
The Art of Storytelling by Leslie I. Benson
Debra’s Written Words
Lufira
Amicia Rai
 

Next Week’s Schedule

I’ve got two Blog Tour Post coming up created by The Masquerade Crew.

A Court Room Drama Blog Tour – The Homicide Chronicles by Ralph Shamas
A Post Apocalyptic Blog Tour – Since Tomorrow by Morgan Nyberg

100books

Here’s another blog challenge I’ve joined for 2013.  I hope it’s ok to join more then one.  Whatever motivates me, right?

How was your week?  Anything you’re looking forward to in the coming weeks? 

7 thoughts on “My Weekly Update – Touched Me

  1. I’d love to see The Words…it’ll be on one of my movie channels, soon.

    100 books/year? That’s about two a week! No…I certainly couldn’t do it. Possibly, if I didn’t do anything else! Good luck!

  2. i definitely feel those same ups and downs about my writing – especially when reading other writers. and sometimes it’s the fear of success that can stop me in my tracks. i’ve been told by so many that my writing is excellent and that i’m so close to making it, that sometime i feel an overwhelming sense of panic. strange, eh?

    1. That’s not strange. I think it’s normal. Once you have success then you have to maintain it. That’s a whole new kind of scary, but I wouldn’t mind that kind of scary for a change.

  3. I wouldn’t mind that kind of scary either. I’m self-published but hoping and still trying to become traditionally published. I question myself daily, sometimes it amazes me to think I ever considered myself a writer, and then I write — and my characters speak, and I love the world and the story they tell through me. Writing is something I do because I have too, it’s a curse, a gift, and the greatest source of rejection in my life — still I keep on going on. You will too!

    It nice to meet you via The Healthy Writers Club, I will be back often. Your post was very informative!

  4. At times, getting the words out is hard, even for professional writers. Only practice makes writing easier. If you need to write for your job, set aside 25 minutes every day, just to write.

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