#Wipmadness Week 2

This Saturday I was lucky enough to attend my local OCCRWA meeting where Entangled editor Candace Havens spoke.

Her 'First Draft' talk was just the thing I need to hear considering how I'd been feeling lately about my own writing.

Here's some key words she use:

JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN

GET RID OF NEGATIVITY

SEND THAT INNER EDITOR AWAY

GOT TO MAKE IT WORK

ROAD TO SUCCESS=DISCIPLINE

**See a pattern here?

***And the one I loved:

HAVE TO BELIEVE.



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I was so pepped up after listening to Havens, that when I got home I wrote for a couple hours!  I also searched in my stuff for that mini notebook to put in my purse for moments that I'm away from the computer.

My question this week is what has motivated you to stop stalling with your writing?  Any other bits of advice?

Another big thing I took away from the conference was:

Be kind to other writers out there.  Celebrate the successes and lift each other up.

**Isn't that what #wipmadness is all about?


The winner of a galley is:

Nicole Luiken


Please choose which one you'd like and email me at ixtumea@gmail.com




Next week I'll post some other galleys!

Comments

A change of direction motivated me. I made a huge decision to change course with this WIP and try something that is radically different from what I usually do. Now I am doing research and reading a lot to help me understand the new medium I am working with, so I fight the urge to put down the research and write, but I know I'm not ready yet.

Soon...very soon...
Kim Baccellia said…
Ooh, listen to your muse! Changing course with your WIP can be a good thing!

I just did that this morning. Realized I needed something else. So I just wrote it.

Thanks for popping in! Was worried everyone 'forgot' Wipmadness this week!
Denise Jaden said…
Thanks for the words of encouragement, Kim! I could use them. I haven't been writing.Life has taken over and is kicking my ass lately, but whenever I come by the WIPMadness check ins it really does help me put things back into perspective.
Kim Baccellia said…
I so understand, Denise. Thanks for checking in though!

**Sending some positive vibes your way!!!!

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