Thursday, February 18, 2010

And Now, Please Direct Your Attention To:

Okay, so I'm a little frazzled with trying to write and teach today. With that being said, I'd like to take the time to direct your attention to a couple of blog posts that I've loved this week.

First up is Rachelle Gardner's post "Where the Rubber Meets the road." Talk about a pep talk. I'm crediting this post with getting me out of my writing funk and starting a new novel. My favorite part is where she wrote :

"Those hard moments, the ones when you wonder why you're doing it, the moments when you think you want to give up... those are where the rubber meets the road. Those moments are when you prove to yourself who you are and what you're made of."

All very good, inspiring stuff!

The next is from Frankie Writes, a hilarious and oh so true post that the lovely Melanie directed me to yesterday titled "SNIS: Sexy New Idea Syndrome." Frankie writes:

"The next thing you know, you're thinking about the SNI, you're planning sub plots, naming your future characters together, shopping for titles and before you know've completely forgotten about your original WIP! It's just lying there, helpless in a word document, crying and wondering why you didn't open it up that night to edit."

This post had me cracking up the entire time. Thanks again Melanie for sharing. I swear, I won't leave my new WIP for a SNI. I know we've only just begun, but I'm all about commitment (two completed novels in 18 months attest to that).

And the last post I'd like to direct your attention to isn't really only a post, but a new blog titled "Holly and Molly's Writing Blog." Holly's been a follower of mine pretty much since the beginning, and I can't wait to read more on her new blog. Awesome job ladies!

Okay, now I must go back to teaching. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend (I can say that, my weekend officially begins in 8 hours!!!!!).

Oh, I'd also like to add, if you've loved someone else's blog post this past week, I'd love to hear about it. Direct me to it in the comment section. Maybe we could start an award--the best blog post of the week. Whatcha think?


Stephanie Thornton said...

I love the idea for the new award. I missed that post of Rachelle's- I'll have to go check it out.

And now I need to get back to grading essays.


Matthew Delman said...

Hooray for blog post recognition.

Must check those out when I get a chance.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great links, Steph! I loved Frankie's SNI post - it's one of my Frankie favorites. :-)

Wendy Sparrow said...

But... my SNI is just so sexy... Gah... okay... good point. :D I'm sorry you've been so busy.

kanishk said...

now I need to get back to grading essays.

Work from home India

Steph Damore said...

Steph, I think blog post recognition is a must. I'll have to make it a regular addition *thinking of best way to incorporate*.

Matt, yes, cheers all around for bloggers everywhere!

Steph Damore said...

Shannon, I was my first Frankie post and the blog is quickly becoming one of my favs.

Wendy, don't give in to SNI's temptation! Wait, who am I kinding? Will power has never been my forte.

As for being busy, my weekend has officially begun--no more stress for me!