My Head Is Whirling

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The days are flying by. I’m eating too much, thinking too much about how to market Behind The Mask, waiting for more comments and feedback and not doing any exercise. That pretty much sums up my last couple of weeks.

I’m still taking orders for Mask, mailing a few every day. It’s not on Amazon, yet.

Today I had my writing club, Anthem Authors, or as my husband fondly says, “My wife is going to AA today.” I love the variety of stories, memoirs, essays, novels read by my fellow writers. Unfortunately, I haven’t been reading anything new, because I haven’t been writing.

When I get into this kind of writing slump, I write lists. Or take words out of the thesaurus and write a short story using disjointed words. One of the best short stories I wrote stemmed from the words: bum, bookstore and one other that I can’t remember.

Lists are great. They can be to-do lists, word lists, lists that bring forth memories for writing your memoirs, any kind of list will do. I’ll share some of mine with you from time to time.

Another kind of writing I love to do is write First Lines. Instead of facing a blank page and wondering what to write about, I keep several first lines available. I can share them with you if you like, writing is a great hobby, and a great healer.

Tomorrow I’m going for a computer lesson. Then it’s off to the knitting store. A favorite place to hang out, buy beautiful new yarn, and not think about the things I should be doing.

Come back soon, and I’ll have a list of my lists written down, and I’d welcome any feedback as to what you do with your lists.

Until next time. Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene