CP Elissa tipped me about twitter feed, #KindWriters. So glad she did. Mentors were giving away free critiques of either your first five pages or your query.

I was fortunate to win a critique by Ashley Leith and her suggestions for my query of When Mountains Weep was spot on.


Getting down to the actual writing

It takes about an hour each day to de-clutter my computer before I can start work on my ms – clean out emails, read the daily paper, check twitter (#PitchWars), read an article on writing, and then, maybe, actually write.

All day writing retreat

Setting: A coffee-house.
Participants: Me and my cp
Results: proud of what I’ve accomplished, craving an IPA.

Whoo, hoo!

Happy to have gotten four ‘likes’ on my PitMad Tweet. Sent required query, synopsis and first 10 pages to one of the agents, researching the others.

Then, like so many writers, my days will be filled with worry and self-doubt. Ah, the writing life! Whats not to love?

Writing retreat, happy face

My ever-so-smart CP set up a writing day at a local coffee house. Hubby doesn’t understand how I need to write away from home. The small distractions – a load of laundry, a knock at the door, they all add up.

Happily adding several thou to my ms in progress.

A fair-weather writer?

I’m one of those people who are burdened with SAD – seasonal affective disorder. In the winter I use a special lamp which provides strong light during gloomy, short days.

If the day is ¬†overcast and cool, I don’t feel creative, don’t feel like writing.

If the day is sunny and warm, I don’t want to write because I want to be outside.


No wifi is wawful

Sparse wifi for January and February. The reasons are not important, but the results are frustrating.

At least I can still work on my ms, Elegy for the Living which is coming along nicely.

And, my niece suggested a site where folks VOLUNTARILY workshop your work in progress. What a gift!

So, with bad wifi comes good things. Trying to stay pos