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Over on Heroines of Fantasy today, Mark talks about writerly resolutions. I'm not a big 'resolution' sort of person, but I do have one--I have to stop being so hard on myself about writing time. It's just not the same as it was while writing Finder, or even A Time Never Lived. Between promotion-stuff and editing, all things HRB family and family, I just don't have the six hours a day to dedicate to actually writing. Like I said in a prior post--this is what it was all for! This is what I worked for. So my resolution this year is to enjoy it rather than bemoan it, even if it seems like my heading is whiny.

I thought today was the day I would get back to writing The Shadows One Walks. I finished up an edit on a book (an incredible, amazing, I-can't-wait-to-have-this-in-my-hands book!) so that once the holidays were over, I could snuggle in with Fraeda and Cal and the big climax of this book. BUT--what must I do this week? It's really horrible. No writer should have to suffer this. I must...

CREATE A PRONUNCIATION KEY FOR THE ACTORS READING MY NOVELS FOR AUDIBLES!!

Yup, HRB is going Audible. I've already had a bunch of auditions come through for Finder, and we've chosen the one I've actually had my heart set on since publication (more on that story once the contract is signed!) There are several others who read for Finder that we want to have read ATNL and BTG, It's so exciting to HEAR my story. Completely different experience. It gives me chills just thinking about it.

And this is why I cannot be hard on myself for not writing. Sometimes, it's not "fun" stuff coming in between me and my story. And sometimes it is.

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msstacy13
Jan. 6th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
While it may only be a convenient excuse for cowardice,
I'm inclined to think that this whole success thing
is a big part of my not writing much any more.
bogwitch64
Jan. 7th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
:( Well, that would be terrible!
writerdoc
Jan. 7th, 2014 01:43 am (UTC)
Listening to your own novel being read to you sounds exciting! Eee, so happy for you!
bogwitch64
Jan. 7th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, baby!

Hey, will we see you in January?
writerdoc
Jan. 7th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
If it's on Jan 18, I will be there! :)
bogwitch64
Jan. 7th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
It IS! Yaaaaaaaaaay!
writerdoc
Jan. 8th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
YAY! I will try to bring some home baked goodness! :)
readthisandweep
Jan. 7th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
Great news, Terri!

As for the rest - you have, in my view, the right attitude. Enjoy it. And just because we enjoy what we do when we can, it's okay to lament the times when we can't. :)
bogwitch64
Jan. 7th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling!
peadarog
Jan. 7th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
A pronunciation key? How exciting is that!
bogwitch64
Jan. 7th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
I thought it was pretty cool. :)
nineteen68
Jan. 7th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Audible! How exciting!!
bogwitch64
Jan. 8th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
Totally stoked.
sallymn
Jan. 8th, 2014 05:56 am (UTC)
I think I broke my (admittedly vague and unserious) resolutions in three days flat...
bogwitch64
Jan. 8th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Well,at least THAT is over with! ;)
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