8 May

Sweet Violet flower

Several kind souls have asked me what I intend on writing now that I am having my bluff called! I don’t have a good answer to that. In one way or another, I have always been a writer. I have not, however, always taken it seriously. I write a lot of poetry. Poetry makes me happy and gives me a creative outlet. I have, in the past, written a lot of short stories as well.

But, let’s be honest, the type of writing I’m talking about doing has a goal and that goal is to write something that someone might pay me for the privelege of reading — something that could be would be read beyond my family. So, what to write . . .

I have had a novel swimming around in my head for a long time — it’s a fantasy story set in another world — a tolkein-mccaffrey-jordan type of world. That is the one swimming around the most right now. But, I am also considering something more romantic — I used to read romance novels by the bazillions so that has its appeal as well.

My son has become a published author — as his sister did before him when she was in 2nd grade. (More on this in a future post after I figure out how to solve my picture problem with the new computer!) He sees himself as a writer now (I love you, Mrs Jackson!!!). He knows that Greg bought me this computer to further my writing career and he wants to help. “Let’s talk about what sort of book you are going to write, Mom.”

He wants me to write a children’s book with really good illustrations.

Looks like I’m going to be a busy writer, if nothing else.

I hope to share excerpts here in the future but I’m not feeling brave enough yet. Too scary just yet.


9 Responses to “Thoughts”

  1. jayne 8 May, 2008 at 2:33 am #

    My stomach was lurching for you Liza. I’ve always loved to write too, but a… gasp… book? When the idea comes to you, I think somehow you’ll know. Me? I’ll just stand behind you and applaud! :c)

  2. Bobbie 8 May, 2008 at 3:49 am #

    I’ll be applauding along with jayne. You are brave. I would love to try it, but your writing surpasses mine by such distance, it isn’t even funny. I was published once – a poem in the school paper, and a couple of short stories. But never anything serious or beyond school. My daughter, Kitty is (if a mother can be at all objective) really good, but keeps being rejected by publishers. Just keep at it until you succeed. You’ll make it one day.

  3. robin andrea 8 May, 2008 at 6:58 am #

    I love that Gage is trying to encourage you. That’s very sweet. There are lots of theories about writing, but I think inspiration is the most important element.

  4. phyllis 8 May, 2008 at 8:27 am #

    hey will you be in my critique group? i mean, once we’ve both written enough of something to have something to critique…

    10% inspiration, 90% perspiration. that’s why the sell writers’ chotchkas with reminders to get your butt in your chair.

  5. Lynne at Hasty Brook 8 May, 2008 at 9:31 am #

    I’ll be first in line to buy a copy (signed please). I think it’s a brave journey to wtite a book too.

  6. Liza Lee Miller 8 May, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    Thank you all so much for all the support! It helps that people who read my words already think it’s worth encouraging me! 🙂

    Phyllis, of course, I’ll be in your critique group. That’s a great idea! So, are you saying its going to be a long sweaty summer for me? 🙂

  7. toni 9 May, 2008 at 4:19 am #

    Looking forward to your excerpts. Now go and write.

  8. Pam 9 May, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Woo Hoo! I am right here behind you encouraging you! To get the book(s) out of your head and onto “paper” is an awesome thing to do, and I *know* you can do it!

  9. Pam 9 May, 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    Hey, how come blogspot people now have cool geometric avatars?

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