September 29, 2009

Inspiration Wildfire

I have a few friends I share my writings with for feedback. Recently, I also gained a critique partner in the children's field. Very helpful. I was reading one of her stories today. It made me want to sit right down and begin writing.

What is it about the creative juices of another that spark something in you? So many books have done that for me. Upon closing the last pages, I find myself drawn to the computer or notebook to write my own tales.

I hope my stories do that someday. Here's to sparking a wildfire.

September 16, 2009

Job or Hobby?

I've enjoyed focusing on my book and writing for leisure. But with the economic market going crazy, I've decided to try making money at it. If I need a job, why not make work in the writing industry, yeah? Yes, (sigh) I know the quote about the starving artist. Don't like it.

I'm setting my sights on more than fiction. Learning about the huge market of non-fiction, it seems the lucrative path to pursue. History is part of that option so...being that I LOVE history, I may actually enjoy it. And since 1/2 of all the books I read are "how-to", maybe I was born to do this.

We'll see...I'll let you know. I've got lots of stories, articles and queries out there right now. Well, a lot for me. For a month I've been sending 2-5 of them each week. With fingers crossed plowing the mail carrier each day, maybe there's a check coming soon.

Hey, what's a writer without an imagination?