I love this time of year; the days are noticeably shorter and there is a slight chill in the air in the evening, and quite frankly I find it much easier to write when the temperature is comfortable.
I’m all over the place today trying to decide what to write about, and yes, that is the topic for today…randomness.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Thank you Robert Frost. I thought I was the only one who wrote like that.
Here’s a look inside my writing process. I see something….here something….think of something….and I’ll think huh, that would make a good article. I then write a working title down and save it. Eventually I go back to that working title and the article starts writing itself. I have no clue how it is going to end, and it always manages to come to some point without too much of my help.
I love that process. As Frost points out, it is a process of discovery and I find it exciting as hell.
PASSAGE OF THE DAY
“Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Yep, Frost again, and that, my friends, is writing at its finest. If I even approach that kind of writing….if I ever get within a sniff of that quality of writing…I will be a very satisfied writer indeed!
PROMPT OF THE DAY
You don’t need me to tell you what to do with this….the road less traveled.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
The Miami University Press Novella Contest is back and the deadline for a previously unpublished novella is October 14th. You can find the submission guidelines here.
TIP OF THE DAY
Throw nothing away. Delete nothing. Every single piece of writing you have done is valuable and who knows when you will find inspiration and need that short story you wrote ten years ago.
When I was a teen, records used to come out and the singles would have an A side and a B side. The A side was the big “hit,” the one the radio stations would be pushing, and the B side was supposed to be a nice tune but not of the quality of the A side tune.
I can’t tell you the number of times the B side tune became a huge hit while the A side tune sank into obscurity.
Throw nothing away!
SITE OF THE DAY
Bubblews is the talk of the writing community right now, supposedly a site where passive income is made much faster than on sites like HubPages. Give it a look here and see for yourself.
THAT’S IT FOR TODAY
So much to do and so little time…welcome to my world, and your world, and yours, and yours…..
May you find all the time you need to chase your dreams.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”