Thursday, October 2, 2008

Writing Again!


So, a friend of mine told me that one of our online groups was starting a B.I.A.M. (Book In A Month) for the month of October and asked if I wanted to join. I've been desperate to write for ages and just needed an excuse, I guess, because I started today and wrote 2,295 words! How cool is that? It feels so good to be writing again, I can't even tell you. It's a great way to fill those sleepless hours I can't seem to get away from. Hey, if my brain is awake at one and two a.m., why not use it?

Quote of the Day: "The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home."

John W. Campbell

13 comments:

Jill Ann said...

WOW! You go girl!

Rebecca Talley said...

Good for you. Keep writing!

DEe said...

I have seen this biam challenge on a few blogs. Good for you. Looks fun. Good luck.

Pink Ink said...

Keep up the good work, Karen!

ali said...

YAY for you!

And man, that quote at the bottom was a bop to my hard noggin'. I have three manuscripts that I'm doing just that to. I can't seem to get over my fear of how to write a query and ... just all that stuff that happens next.

Thanks for the kick in the pants!

And good luck on your book! You can do it!

Karen Hoover said...

Thanks, you guys! It sure helps to have the support.

Ali, I'm having the same problem. I even have a query letter and synopsis done and I'm still afraid to send the darn thing. I'm glad you found the quote helpful as well. Good luck!

Laurel said...

Way to go Karen! That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you writing again. Back to my lurking again... :)
- Michael

Julie Wright said...

Hooray! I'm writing too!!! Doesn't it feel so good? After the first day when I'd REALLY started, I stared at the screen filled with thousands of words and said out loud, "Oh there you are Julie!" I found myself again! And I am so glad you are finding yourself again.

Shari said...

CONGRATULATIONS Friend! I am so glad for you. Hope this week is going great. Keep going.

P.S. I love your Jon Schmidt music.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Good work, Karen! And I know what you mean about those wee night hours.

Gabapple said...

Woo hoo! I am so glad that you are writing again. :) Keep it up!

Rachelle said...

Karen,
I'm so glad to see your great progress! I hope you are doing okay with the rough patch you've had--just wanted you to know I've been thinking of you.