The title of this post is not for my latest book. Don't get excited for me as my writing world is as humdrum as the sand in the cracks of my driveway outside.... except, I think even the sand has some sparkly sediment to it that makes it quite interesting. If I were writing, there may be some spark in my writing world too. But, I'm not and it's not.
The title of this post simply represents where I am right now. I've got ideas in my head, but when I sit down at the computer, it just won't happen. I spend too long wasting time on things that produce intangible things that will fade as quickly as they are written or read. I'm speaking of Facebook status messages, emails, blah, blah, blah...
So here I am, on my blog where I can whine and either you'll read it and move on, or read it and comment. It is your choice and I'm not requiring either.
A bit of writing-related news is that the Maggie Contest is about to draw to a close for entries. The deadline is June 10. That's a Friday and I believe is only about 2 weeks away, or less. I would love to enter my historical. Last I heard, there were no Inspirational entries and Charlene Patterson of Bethany House is the editor who would be the final judge AND will be at our M&M conference this year. So, if you have any sort of inspirational story, I say get your entry in soon. It's the first 35 pages, and that includes a synopsis in that page count. The website is
What are you waiting on?
Please don't wait on me... I may not happen.
So I'm thinking I will begin to post my progress again.... Writing progress that is... The good or the ugly, I will post what I'm up to. June 10 is the deadline for the Maggie. Can I have 30 pages ready to go with a synopsis?
If you want to participate, share what you will be working on...
On a side note, I learned a friend of mine gave up on contests. She was frustrated with the feedback she received and decided to start querying agents. After about 10-15 rejections out of 50 that she was planning to query, she heard back from an agent and got an offer. How wonderful for her! Waving at Melanie!
What do you think? Query, Query, Query, or do Contests, Contests, Contests to secure success?
I think the first step is writing. You've got to write the best book you know how.
And we all know how that's going for me....