Sunday, June 14, 2009
Obviously, I've been in mourning over the Red Wings, but I'm going to try and be a big girl about the whole debacle and know that the Stanley will return to us next year. Check out all the cool new things at Motor City Burning Press -- I'm working on stationary and responding to submissions this week.
In other odds and ends, Charles of Razored Zen has had some great posts on writing advice. I used to be a writing book junkie but have laid off them in recent days, probably because I have read damn near every single one. So I give you this question on a lovely Sunday afternoon -- What is the best or worse piece of writing advice you have received? For me, the best is simple -- spend as much time in your writing space as possible. I mean this in literally as I find that it's much easier to slip into work if you're already there both physically and emotionally. Read as much as possible. And find someone you trust to read your work and give you feedback. The worst advice for me usually involves going to cafes to work (not suited for my particular work habits) or something kind of artificial, like making character sketches (can't do it as I don't think of people like that) or keeping a journal (not my thing either). I do write almost every single day as a way of keeping the momentum going (although this doesn't work for some people) and try to stay out of my own way with my every-changing feelings (this sucks, I'm a genius, this sucks, rinse, lather, repeat). What works or doesn't work for you guys?
And most importantly, a big happy birthday wish to the lovely Robin of R's Musings! Check out her beautiful pictures and poems. Much love to you, Miss R!