Words Written Today: 585
What I’m listening to right now: Justin Timberlake ” Cry Me A river”
Kat Deluna “Whine Up”
What I read this week: I re-read Linnea Sinclair’s; Gabriel’s Ghost and Finders Keepers ( kept me from going insane while keeping the hubby company in the hospital)
So this entire episode with the hubby, has me cataloging feelings and ways they show up in my writing and my favorite authors writing. Sometimes I Tell and not Show, so I’ve been working on that in my latest scene. my heroine and her best friend are talking about a run in she’s just had with her ex. So I’m trying to show how her BFF (who’s male by the way) picks up on her agitation.
And since males have a completely different take on things I find have to adjust to the male way of thinking. So my question to you guys out there is this;
Do you have a standout passage from a favorite author, your own work, or a song; that grabs you and makes you feel no matter how many times you’ve read it or listened to it?
From Celine Dion ” Immortality”
So this is who I am,
And this is all I know,
And I must choose to live,
For all that I can give,
The spark that makes the power grow
written By Barry Gibbs (I think)
Whenever I hear the beginning of this song it always strikes a cord. I have a lot of others. But right now this one comes to mind.
Thanks to everybody. They released him from the hospital at 11pm . But , he still has to do a stress test on Monday. So keep your fingers crossed.
Thanks guys for the support. The results from the MRI came in and they were fine.He then had an Echo cardiogram done today and he’s still waiting for the results. So hopefully he will get out tomorrow.
I haven’t gotten any writing done since Tuesday, I just couldn’t focus. Just wanted to say thank you!
My Husband’s boss and friend Brian is participating in the St Baldrick’s Event http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/shavee_info.html?ParticipantKey=
this is to raise money for childhood cancer research. Apparently thousands of volunteers shave their head in a show of solidarity for children with cancer, while requesting donations. So if you can please give, or if you can’t please pass this on to someone who might.
Update on Josh:
Still waiting on results from the MRI. I have the kids today so I’m at home. But I’ll be going to the hospital later.
Ok , So The hubby has to stay another night at 1am the neurologist requested another MRI ( C Spine) . I didn’t get to the hospital until 9am this morning I didn’t leave until 5.30 pm and It still wasn’t done, until about an hour or so later. The neurologist doesn’t there until 11pm tonight. So I’m guessing that the hubby will probably not be released until tomorrow sometime. that being said they still don’t seem sure about what happened. But for all of you out there who care. Thank you!
OK So its, Thursday, Thanks Julie ! We’re waiting on another MRI. apparently they can’t make up their minds on what it was. So neurologist is having another look. in the mean time he’s back on his meds and I’m keeping him company. Thank God for laptops and Wireless. OH and Skype. Josh is amusing himself watching Myth busters and I’m attempting to get some writing done, since he’s in better spirits. We’re hoping they decide they were wrong and it is a pinched nerve. ( Did I mention this is really freaking me out)
OK! So I’m still at the hospital. Josh is having an MRI and it turns out he has had a TIA (http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4781). Its a mini stroke, so its not a pinched nerve as originally thought. Dara thanks . Will check in again
Words Written Today: 455
What I’m listening to: Nancy grace on a continuous loop ( Help Me Please)
Why live from the ER you ask? Well I of the continuous flu, while on the mend had to bring my husband in due to tingling in his arms. Now before you condemn me for writing at a time like this. We’ve been here for at least four hours, and they are thinking its a pinched nerve in his neck. this I can deal with, heart issues let just say I was a useless puddle for a while. So the kids are at the grandparents and since the hubby likes to pretend he’s independent, I sit here with only my laptop for company and have decided to do some work instead of worrying.
If all goes well we will be able to take care of this with the help of a chiropractor, and not with surgery like I had to go through with my dad. Trust me no fifteen year old wants to be in charge of their father. (Mommy had to hold down the fort so i got sent to Trinidad to do nurse duty for two weeks)
well back to my drama.
Words written today: Nada, Zip, Zilch
What I’m listening to this vey moment: The sounds of the kids playing and My dog snoring besides me.
I can’t remember what I read right now.
Alas I’ve struck down by the flu again. I can’t move and I feel horrible. This is as much writing as i will get done today. i have to start over on my hundred word a day challenge. TTYL. I hope to be better soon.
Words written today: 465
What I’m listening to this at this very moment: Lee Ann Rimes “Nothin’ Better to do”
Evanescence, “You never call me when you’re sober”
What I read last week: Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series
You’re probably wondering what the title to this weeks installment is about. The truth is I’m not even sure I know.
I’ve become a writing class junkie, I take every class I can, because, I want to be the best writer I can be. (Sounds like that old Army commercial doesn’t it) Most recently I signed up for Kelley St. Johns class “Power Pitching and promoting”. Why you ask? well the truth is that I have no idea how to promote myself. Added to that my confidence is some what battered, and now you’re thinking how can a woman who has a blog have confidence issues.
I have been a stay at home mom for four years for two of those years and for the most part I’ve had the dog and four walls for company. Not that I don’t love my dog, but she’s a little short on human conversation. In addition most of my friends are usually several hours or states away, if not on a completely different continent.
So it just takes a lot more now for me to put myself forward, and the thought of actually having to pitch my book made me sweat. Let me just say I was really happy and excited when I saw this class pop up on writersonlineclasses.com, there another site that I take classes from as well writeruniv.com. I’m half way through the class and this time I’ve done my homework, and now I’m beginning to feel more confident about it.
Though if someone asked me right now what my writing style is I couldn’t tell you.
I know, that I like Amy Tan, Nora Roberts, Beverly Barton, Lora Leigh, Linnea Sinclair and the list goes on. But who do I write like I have absolutely no clue.
to my writer friends out there : Who do you write like?(not that it’s fair to compare, but I’m asking out of curiosity)