Friday, October 30, 2015

Sharing a few of my writing quotes

Thank you for all your wishes. They pepped me up big time.

I am slowly limping back into my writing and blogging. My over stressed brain needs some time to come up with blogging topics. That’s why I decided to give it a little rest and resorted to cheating.

I made a small list of a few of my writing related Tweets and am sharing them with you.

A book a day keeps boredom away! Invade a bookstore as soon as possible!!

Write what you love to read!

Create a character that readers will love and want to get to know better and hang out with!

Write the first draft as though no one will read it, edit the final draft as though everyone will read it!

Show your support to an author by buying their book/s to read and gift them to others!

A writer's pick up line : "wanna get bookish with me?"

Is reading a book by an unknown/unheard author like going on a blind date?

The most wasted day of a writer's life is the one in which we haven't written or thought about our story!

Writing a book is dreaming with the eyes open!

Stories give the readers a glimpse into the writer's mind!

Writing prompts are yoga for the mind!

Hope you all enjoyed reading my writing Tweets. Let me know which are your favourite writing quotes.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thinking of new Manuscripts and Gratitude

I had mentioned a few weeks back that two ideas are jostling in my mind for attention. Both are ideas for adult novels; one is Young Adult and the other is a Adult thriller. Though I have just jotted down a few points for each, both the ideas are sending me their own thoughts about how they want to be written.

The Young Adult novel ofcourse wants to be written in first person, while the adult thriller is screaming that it wants to be written in the third person. Both the ideas have very sweetly even come up with decent titles. I am actually quite surprised that with all the family health issues I am handling, my brain is still in my thinking of my new manuscripts mode.

Though I have actually not sat before my laptop, even then bits and pieces of the stories are cropping up in my mind. Sadly for me, I have not had the time to write them down. I only hope I won't forget them. Its at times like this that I am grateful to my God and my Spiritual Master -Amma for my writer's mind.

I did steal a little time and start my revisions for my current Middle Grade novel. And I managed to edit and revise 6 chapters. So, I am quite happy with it.

Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. I will be visiting all your blogs in the next few days.

P.S. I feel like the squirrel, grateful for everything that God and my Spiritual Master are doing for me and my family.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG Post- When life interrupts our writing

From the past few days, life has constantly interrupted my writing, in one way or the other. And as the Internet was down from the past one week, I could not visit any blogs or access my emails from my laptop. I had my doubts whether I would be able to make the IWSG post on time. But, thankfully the Internet connection has been restored and here I am.

I have somehow got addicted to meeting the deadline for the IWSG posts.  IWSG is an online group for writers. We post on the first Wednesday of every month. This amazing group was started by Alex Cavanaugh - Author of Amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. IWSG is a place where we writers discuss all about our writing and the million and one insecurities that afflict us in our writing and publishing journey. We also support and encourage other writers. Remember to check out the IWSG Website for awesome writing tips.

This month my main worry is when life interrupts our writing. From the past few days my writing has been going slow, due to a variety of reasons: family health issues, my viral infection and ofcourse the Internet being down (I could not research for my MS). Initially, I was quite upset with myself for not being able to meet my writing deadlines. But, things are really not in my hands. After the family health issue was sorted, I developed a viral fever; the cough is so bad that I am in no mood to even read, forget about writing my book.

I have decided to go easy on myself and not worry about the word count. I am going to take it slow for the next few days and will work on my manuscript after I recover. In the meanwhile, I am going to reread a few of my favourite books.

I am looking forward to visiting all your blogs and seeing what you all have been doing in my absence.