Daily Archives: October 5, 2009

From One Addiction to Another

You would think that after about six weeks of not hearing whether or not my book will be accepted by a publisher, I’d be a wreck.

Keeping busy with either writing other projects are submersing myself into a different hobby helps keep the noggin’ screwed on straight.

For me it’s taking pictures. To the point my son gives me a dirty look whenever I grab the camera. No kidding. Over the last few days I’ve slowed down quite a bit. The weather has turned dreary, and darkness falls too soon for good outdoor shots.

And my creativity for indoor shots has dried up a bit. I turned my focus away from snapping pictures until my finger falls off to using software to modify and add special effects to the pictures I have now. I borrowed from the library two digital photography books, and so far I’ve learned a lot about how digital cameras work. Interesting stuff. I’m also reading "The Last Eye Witness" by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, a fictionalized story of John, the last of the original disciples and the one who wrote the Gospel of John.

Once I finish that, I hope to continue to work on my new manuscript using the Snowflake Method. I hope complete enough of it done I can use what I learned there to write it during Nanowrimo beginning November 1.

In the meantime, I’m going to spend less time on the computer, which means still not many entries for a while. Hopefully not a full month in between this time.

After spending eight hours a day on a computer at work, the thought of logging more hours at home? Blech. Luckily if I want to write, there’s always the ever-available and reliable pen and paper.

Now it’s back to reading. I hope the weather hasn’t turned too cold for you, and if it has, you’re warm and toasty. Hmm. Good idea. A hot coffee and snuggling in a warm blanket on the couch with my book sounds heavenly.