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  • January 5th, 2009 | 2:22 PM
In which the writer writes

Why is it that when you are in the midst of a writing drought you forget how absolutely wonderful it is to write? Sigh.

Not a lot of words, but new words. I opened my first three chapters that I had sent in for the conference critique, reread them with the intent to then move on to chapter 4. As I had hoped, when I got to the end of chapter 3 I knew what was coming next. I wrote it out and realized it was really a new, better and stronger, ending to chapter 3. A nice hook that after reading I dare someone not to turn the page.

A good morning's work. I am pleased.


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January 5th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yay, words!
January 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Indeed! It takes so little, really, to make me happy.
January 5th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Wonderful. Welcome back. :)
January 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks. what a long, strange trip its been. :)
January 6th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
I intend to get back to writing tomorrow morning. :-) You've inspired me once again.
January 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you!
January 6th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Well done!
January 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks.
January 6th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Oh boy, I hear ya! The joy that comes with putting new words on paper leaves me speechless< almost, lol!

CONGRATS on those new words, and continued good writing wishes, Susan...
January 6th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
It's a great feeling, isn't it?
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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