The Beautiful Woman Has Come

The Beautiful Woman Has Come
A Historical Novel by Debra Giuffrida

Monday, July 23, 2012

In the Heat of the Moment

Throughout the country a heat wave is searing the landscape. If a satellite photo were to be taken of the United States you would see heat waves shimmering up towards the heavens. Too bad my laptop isn't smokin' too. I seem to have a problem right now, one of boredom. I am transcribing my romance back onto my computer. You see, I lost it to a hard drive crash and my backup disappeared in my last move. I now have bald patches where I have pulled my hair out by the hands full.  The only bright spot was that I had a print out that I was using to edit. I can't seem to effectively edit on screen. Lucky me!

So, here I sit, taking a break from typing like a secretary, the only bright spot is my own writing and I enjoy reading my writing. Not too very vain am I? I feel that if a writer doesn't enjoy his own work, then who else will?

I have had a lot of help in the last few weeks. The Compuserve Writers Forum has been a second home for me, and all the wonderful members have taken time and effort to read my offerings and comment on them. And there is an added benefit. One of my favorite author is a mainstay--Diana Galbadon. What more can a reluctant author ask for? Oh yeah, a completed first draft would be nice.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Can You Believe That?

It seems that people actually like my writing! Can you believe that? Yeah, I almost didn't think that anyone would ever enjoy reading anything I wrote. Someone even said I was an imaginative story teller! Can you believe that too?

So, my reluctance is wearing thin lately and I think that if I put my fingers to the keyboard with more diligence than I have in the past I just may finish a first draft. Can you believe that?

I read an excellent blog about silencing ones inner editor. If I silenced my inner editor there would be no one in my head. Really, I am constantly censoring and editing myself, be it thoughts or the written word. Too bad I let words fly out of my mouth without thinking, though. My mouth has gotten me into a mess of trouble over the years. Hey, wait a minute! Get your mind out of the gutter... I didn't mean it that way.  Back to the inner editor, please. Zan Marie wrote this wonderful informative blog on her inner editor. She figured out, after a very nice conversation, that if she offered up the first book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series along with a cup of tea her inner editor would take a take a hike for awhile so she could finish a draft. It was a wonderful bit of writing.

Anyway, that's it... I just wanted to brag.