If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Saturday, September 4, 2010

one writers thoughts

I find myself heavy these last few weeks. Heavy with ideas I want to write, but never manage to because of time, or kids, or because I'm doing homework instead. I know, it doesn't seem that way out here on the blogs, but in truth I have written only a few short pieces in the last year!

The things I've posted on blogfests are things I have either redone from previous stories, or something I just pulled up from a previous story. I keep looking at the same old ones for submissions, and most of them have gone out and come back. I do not consider every piece I write suitable for submission status, but there are a handful I've sent out, crazy thing is most of them I have sent out a couple times over the last few years.

 I know what I am going to do- I am going to participate in this years NaNo writing. I don't really care if I hit the goal- but I really do want to start something.

 Before I really sprung into the blog, getting involved with all of you, I mainly had just myself pushing me forward, telling me to keep writing, and for my own encouragement.

But because of all the wonderful writers I have met in the last few months, and all my followers reading and commenting, I want to soar higher. I want to challenge myself to reach out and do more for my writing. I want to write regularly- stories that are short, long, funny, horrible, what ever as long as I write. Problem is time management. Which I'm slowly working on, and hopefully by the time NaNo hits, I'll have the spare time to do it, and if I don't I'm going to push myself anyways. In the mean time, Blogfests!

I plan to use the blogfests for new ideas, as much as they seem just a fun way to spend time for some, I'm planning on taking them on with ideas in mind and hopefully spring boarding off of them!

 So everyone out there holding a blogfest, Thank you for holding them, thank you for encouraging the writing process, and giving the option to create!


Mason Canyon said...

Time management is a problem that is hard to solve. I love the fact that you are going to participate in NaNo even if you don't finish. You are trying and that is a MAJOR step. Best of luck.

Thoughts in Progress

Clarissa Draper said...

I know for me, that the blogging community is a wonderful way to keep motivated to write. I hope you can start your new project and use us to keep going.

Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Michelle said...

This are so powerful words! :)

I have also met some fabulous people who inspire and encourage me. Your writing is really fun and I honestly can't wait for that Magickal day when you tell us one of your books is headed for the shelf! I will be speeding to the book store that day!

On another note from one of your previous posts... I combed through all 109,000 of my words last night and deleted 717 'that's or words surrounding the 'that's. O.O So, yeah... I had a problem and you fixed me. I have successfully completed 'that' rehab.

LTM said...

ooo! I've been feeling the exact same way lately, AND I thought of the same solution!! :o)

If I do it, I'll keep an eye out for you~

Summer Ross said...

Mason~~ thank you

Clarissa~~ I hope I can too.

Miochelle~~ aww thank you for your kind words, and wow 717 thats a whole lot, but hey we all have problems in our writing! Keep going! Yay for that rehab LOL

LTM~~ I look for you too.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Hi Summer
Thank you for all the help and encouragement you have already provided.
Good luck with NaNoWriMo - I'll be happy to be a sounding board too.

WV: Ingle?!!! This name is crucial in NEAR EDGWARE and highlighted on my map for my wip! Fre-e-e-aky!

Summer Ross said...

Elaine~~ LOL thats just crazy!

Joanna St. James said...

just wanted to say i too shall participate in NaNo i'll be looking out for u , i just stopped by from Karen G's blog and now am off to ms Drapers'

RaShelle said...

Summer - I participated in nano for the first time last year and loved it (80,000 words loved it). The local community online is awesome too. Between you, Leigh and I, it could be a lot of FUN!!!

LReneeS said...

I know what you mean, Summer. Sometimes it is really difficult to round your characters, but by continuing to read and going into more depth on your characters you'll be all right. I suggest making character profiles; with them you can put as much detail or as little as you want because no one will see the profile but you.

Happy writing,

LReneeS said...

Ooh, I'm doing Nano this year as well. Message me so I can find you when it starts please?

Happy writing,

Jemi Fraser said...

I don't know if I'm doing NaNo or not this year. I've done it the past 2 years, but this year my time looks even more limited. I think I'll decide closer to the date.

Old Kitty said...

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by on my blog via the amazing KarenG's BBQ Blogfest!

Getting inspired with new ideas is something I too struggle with but I've found prompts to be very useful - kind of like writing blogfests (I've only ever joined one and had a thoroughly creative time of it - thanks to the prompts!!)So good luck with your blogfest writing and especially with the NaNo!
Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm thinking of doing NaNo as well. Besides, that might be the best time for me to complete the sequel to my upcoming book.

Amanda Sablan said...

That's the spirit! :D

I'm very happy I took up blogging too, because like you, I had only myself rooting me on until I did.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'd be hard pressed to do anything new for a blogfest right now...

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