Wednesday, May 1, 2013

1,286th time is the charm...

So, yesterday I remembered. Oh yeah...I have a blog. Perhaps I should make it a point to blog regularly so everyone else remembers that I have a blog, too. 

Then I forgot again. Now here I am.

I could end the post here and put you all out of your misery, BUT I'm not that merciful.

I want to share the exciting news! I think I've FINALLY figured out my first chapter. And it only took me 1, 286 times (give or take). Isn't that uber-jump-up-and-down-pee-your-pants fantastic?!

 Uncomfortable Young Woman Royalty Free Stock Photo

 Well, you may not think so yet, but I hope you will when you read it...someday...SOON. And I hope you look like the girl above until you get to read it because you're so pee-your-pants excited.

My thought for the week (or two, depending on when I remember to post again): There is the creative writer voice and the critical editor voice within all of us. Both roles have their place, but are counterproductive and work against each other when speaking at the same time. Only listen to the one who is quietly raising its hand.
Shrout Out. :)



8 comments:

  1. Alyssa, I feel I must warn you that I'm a member of the pea-sized bladder club. So. If you're going to make so pee-my-pants excited....just know I can't hold out for long.

    :)

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    1. :) If only the publishing world were faster! I'll allow you two potty breaks, Erin. But only because you're a favorite.

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  2. I have to admit, I'm getting pretty excited about this book of yours! Love the updates. Hope it gets picked up soon, so I can read it!!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! I'll keep you posted.

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  3. Hello hello Mrs Shrout,

    I will have to explore some to see about this book you are talking about. Nothing wrong with taking X amount of times to get it just right. The key is you kept trying and didn't fold :)

    Don't forget you have a blog!

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

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    1. Thanks, Jak! Maybe I'll try your tactic and go A to Z to help me remember. :)

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  4. Yay for figuring out the first chapter! Thanks very much for the good tip. Sadly, while my creative writer voice quietly raises its hand, the inner editor is yelling and making rude hand gestures at the teacher. :(

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    1. Hahaha! Too true, Lexa. So does mine.

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