Saturday, August 2, 2008

Daily Musings

Can you see yourself sitting there with a writing pad and your favorite writing pen? I can! Let your inspiration hit...even if you have to close your eyes and imagine this scene.

Today my girls are away with friends and my husband is working. I've used this day to my advantage in several ways. Since we are under construction with our kitchen expansion/renovation I don't feel compelled to clean my house. And for many of you that know me, know that I love to keep a clean house.

To have the house to myself with no interruptions made it a great opportunity to catch up critiquing fellow writers' manuscripts from my critique groups, typing up the draft of a manuscript that I plan to submit to Pockets in conjunction with the Pockets Challenge posed by Lea Schizas at the Muse It Up Club. I look forward to fine-tuning the manuscript and submitting it to one of my critique groups for feedback, updating and inviting friends to JacketFlap, and blogging.

Also, at the encouragement of two fellow writer's I have finally written (actually typed) down my goals that I strive to meet and breaking them down into daily, weekly, and monthly time frames. I find immense satisfaction in checking off my accomplishments as I meet them. It gives me the extra re-enforcement to keep moving forward and that yes, even though an acceptance hasn't come in recently I am truly moving forward.

What inspires or organizes you to keep moving forward? I'd love to hear all about it.

I'm off to check off another item completed...blogging!

Here's to your inspiration!


  1. When I sit down to write and everything coming out is good. That inspires me more than anything else. I can't seem to stop once I get started~!

  2. Kim...I hear you on that one. Recently, I began work on a submission to a mag and didn't know for sure what I would write about until an article I read in a our local paper inspired me and once I started I couldn't stop. It's a great feeling. Hopefully, I will have success publishing it!

    Warm regards,

  3. Good for you, Donna. I planned to write a story for Pockets, but have no idea what to write. Good luck with your story.

    The challenge of writing inspires me, I think. Putting my thoughts on paper and seeing where they go, listening to my characters, and just writing.

    I'll stop rambling now. Have a good week.


  4. Hi Bev...definitely not rambling. It amazes me at times when you think a story is going to go one way the character one creates takes on a life of its own.


  5. A very inspiring post Donna, you make me want to submit, submit, submit.



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