Saturday, May 28, 2005

Writer's Tip of the Day

So, I ought to be writing new chapters for "I Did (But I Wouldn't Now)" my Fourth Book, but instead, I'm writing this new post. "I Did" is a semi-sequel to "I Do (But I Don't)." It follows the misadventures of Lauren's younger sister, Lily. For those of you who read "I Do," you know who I'm talking about. For those of you who haven't - what are you waiting for? Go buy the book today! Kidding, I'm kidding. Sort of.

Book Four is due in August, or there abouts. I figure that I don't have to seriously consider running off to Mexico with my book advance until around July. That means I have plenty of time to procrastinate.

So, I'm indulging in a mild case of writer's block today. There's something about that blinking cursor in Word that is just so intimidating.

Maybe the blinking cursor should be a smiley face - what do you think? Or maybe, it ought to say encouraging things like "Really, you are a talented writer. You're not a hack like that anonymous critic on Amazon says. Honest! You can do this!"

I would like that Word paperclip guy a lot better if he gave me compliments. As it is, I pretty much want to crush him every time he appears. It's like he's mocking me, saying "Oh, I see you're writing a letter." No, I'm trying to write a novel! Thank you.

Okay, so I'm going to go back to Word. Wish me luck. If you hear that I've murdered the paper clip guy, you'll know why.

By the way, for those of you who want to take out your writer's block on the paperclip - check out this link:

http://www.idleworm.com/tch/pclip.shtml

2 comments:

Adeline said...

Well, you dont sell urself short!!!! Really, you are a talented writer. You're not a hack like that anonymous critic on Amazon says. Honest! You can do this!"

heehee... that Amazon.com critic is just bullshiting... ya, everyone knows that he is just a crap!!!! hahahahaha!!!! YOU are the BEST!!! really! one of THE best writter I always look out for! hmmm... pardon my English Madame.... heehee....!!!!JIA YOU!

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