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Thursday, January 12th 2012

8:21 AM

the one thing I learned....

In the past year I’ve learned a lot about myself, none of it flattering.  I learned that the discipline that took me through 25 years with the Marine Corps and to write 37 books flew the coop.  I failed it and I own it.  Slacking and talking myself into a blue funk is easy when the writing isn’t going well.  In the real writing world, very few of us are published and even fewer have publishers that will actually back a book instead of just sending it out onto the shelves.  (I've had 37 of those!)

Getting back to work is a lot harder. I’m a cynic and jaded when it comes to publishing.  I don’t have an agent and after 6 years of doing my own contracts, the last agent I contacted treated me so rudely that I loathe them more than before.  Another hurdle to overcome, huh? 

I have motivation. Don’t ask me where it came from, I haven’t a clue.  But I suspect it’s from Babe Rhonda nagging me.  (love you for that!)  But my ‘I’ll show them’ attitude is back.  Yeah!

I learned that my mind can create exciting novels and it can talk me out of writing them.

 

So…I’ve been bitch slapped. =)

 

Amy

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