Saturday, January 22, 2011

Link to Some Inspirations and Fun

I'm going to cheat at writing this blog by linking to some of my friends' blogs.  I've been a little lazy writing and visiting blogs this week.  Truthfully, walking on crutches at work all week wears me out.  I'm hoping to be released from the crutch thing next week and all my excuses will be gone.

NR Williams won the free book I was giving away over at Cate Master's blog.  I'll be sending that out to her next week when I can walk into the post office. 

In the mean time, read here about why you really don't want to be a writer.  I want to thank Les Edgerton for the link.  Some bad language but beneath all the hilarious sarcasm is a lot of truth.

 And visit Natalie Whipple's blog where Adam Heine talks about studying to be a writer.  Very cool way to look at the journey from beginner to published.

Do you ever feel guilty of the time you spend writing compared to the monetary rewards resulting from your efforts? 


  1. A week and I miss everything! So sorry you're on crutches. Take care and rest.

  2. I don't feel as guilty about the writing as the time I spend online.

  3. Hope you are freed from the crutches soon!
    Writing is what I do to relax - why would I feel guilty about that?

  4. Thanks for all the well wishes. I really need to be mobile.
    I'm kind of like you, Diane. I don't feel guilty when I'm working on a manuscript but sometimes I do when I'm doing other things online. Nothing criminal but ... just looking at stuff.

  5. Thanks for the links.

    I have a feeling you'll be so happy once the crutches are gone. They're a pain in the armpit.

  6. Too funny, Helen. I've been very correct in my use of crutches(much previous experience) so my armpit soreness has been minimal.

  7. Thanks for the post. Hope you heal up soon. Rest and Eat Well.

  8. Linking isn't being lazy. It's friendly and ups your Google profile.

    I never feel guilty about writing. In fact, when I'm writing is pretty much the only time I don't feel guilty. That's probably not terribly healthy, but I've been that way a long time.

    Word verification is "spittypoo". Great word to describe a baby in need of a bath: "the baby is all spittypoo."

  9. Oh, I needed a laugh. Chuck Wendig was exactly what I needed. Thanks for the links!
    Truth be told, I sometimes feel guilty about spending all my time writing. But as T.C. Boyle says, you can't write after you're dead, so you have to make the most of the time while you're still breathing (I paraphrased a bit).

  10. Anne, spittypoo?? I love the definition. Thanks for stopping by.
    Great quote, Cate.
    Thanks for stopping by, Colene.

  11. I have no guilt regarding how much time I spend writing in comparison to how much money I've made doing it as that implies that there is money involved.

    Wait. Do people make money writing?!


  12. Perfect comment, Pearl. Not too many people I know are getting rich.

  13. Thank you so much for that link to the terrible minds blog. I laughed so hard, I cried. Then I cried because I know just how true what he wrote is.