I 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?
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.
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?
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
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?