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A hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean buyer
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~Shel Silverstein

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Small Things...

So, today is my first week of the weekly "celebrate the small things blog-hop," hosted by VikLit's Writing Blog. I love the idea of celebrating small things that I've achieved and I'm happy about every week. It's always easy to think of things to be down about--particularly during the querying/contest process, but it's not as often that I get a reminder to give myself a pat on the back.

This week it's really easy for me to think of what I'm happy about because I'm a little over 40K in to my new book. It was pretty hard for me to get invested in a whole new story/new characters after working on the last book for over a year. And then, earlier this week, it all clicked and, suddenly, I had this book just pouring out of me like the easiest thing in the world--you guys know what I mean--when the characters start talking so loud you can barely sleep at night for listening to them and you can't wait to get up in the morning to get back to them.

Honestly, I really like the last book I wrote--but it didn't feel like this. I haven't felt this level of inspiration since the very first year I was writing. It's the first time in a really long time that the process isn't cluttered up with doubts and rejections and blah blah blah...None of that matters right now. Right now the story is the most important thing--and the story feels like magic.

And, so you guys can be happy too, here's something for you:



27 comments:

  1. I LOVE that magical feeling when a WIP clicks into place! Enjoy, and good luck with the rest of the writing process!

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    1. Thanks, Kyra. Yeah, it's the best!!

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  2. Glad you're in the groove with this one! Did you write all of those words this week? Because if you can write that fast, I'm just going to give up.

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    1. Haha...No. Twelve-thousand this week...most of the rest over the two weeks before now. :)

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  3. This is something to celebrate! I love that feeling. Also... I love this pic!

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  4. Excellent! I was like that once, several years ago. It feels like heaven. Hang in there!

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    1. Yeah, it does. It's been about that long for me. I never once got this in the last book, although I really loved it--it just never had this...magic. Not since writing the first draft and, then again, the third draft of my very first book. So, it's been about two or so years since then. I loved that first book. It was so inspired. One of these days I will go back and revise, cause there's no way I'd give up on something that had so much magic to writing it. I firmly believe a reader can see that on the pages. But this one first!

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  5. Congratulations on reaching 40,000 words in your new novel! I found your blog by participating in this bloghop! Please visit ours and follow us if you like it! http://citymusecountrymuse2012.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'll definitely make sure to stop by. :)

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  6. So that's where he went! I knew it! (jk - I don't own a hamster or a cat::) Thanks for making me laugh, while celebrating the small things :) http://effectivelyhuman.blogspot.com/2013/01/celebrate-small-things.html

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    1. haha...you're welcome! I laughed so hard the first time I saw that picture!

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  7. What a fab picture, hee, that did amuse me!

    Congrats on reaching 40k that is AWESOME! *TWIRLS* Writing feeling like magic, ah it's an awesome feeling!

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  8. Great picture. I may have to steal it for Pinterest! But, NO! I've never had that type of writing happen to me, so I can only imagine how you feel. I hold on to the hope to be able to reach that point in my writing where the characters are demanding in my head to be expressed!

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    1. It's really awesome. :) I hope you get there soon!

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  9. My cats tried to tell that story.

    If it's flowing, then write like there is no tomorrow.

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    1. haha...And yup, that's what I've been doing!

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  10. I love it when writing flows that easily!!! Enjoy it! :)

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  11. I'm glad the magic is working for you. Keep casting that spell! :)

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  12. I am so excited for you! Magic is always a wonder and beautiful place to be in :D
    @>---------

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  13. Hi Tamara, Is there a place to sign up to get your blog via email? I don't see it anywhere. I've come across your blog before today too, and liked it, but didn't have a way to follow.
    Gracias,
    Just Jill

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  14. Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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