Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Muse Musings

I am very happy to have published the two previous posts on this blog. For one, I'm happy to share and I hope those of you who visit here have found the information useful, but also, I am continually utilizing the resource myself.

I am following Elana Johnson's prescription for editing my monster WIP and it IS REALLY HELPING. I've divided the beast into chunks which has miraculously allowed me to focus and to stop RE-READING and revising the first three chapters. Like Lady Macbeth washing her hands, I've read, rinsed, repeated way too often.

Thanks to Elana, I've gotten out of my rut and moved onto—woohoo—chapter 6! And, to bolster my confidence as I plow ahead, trying not to balk at the monumental task, and trying not to let doubt cloud my vision, I have been re-reading Kathryn Craft's pronouncements. They have become my EIGHT COMMANDMENTS OF CONFIDENCE. If anyone wants to voluntarily embroidered them on a sampler so I can nail them to my wall, please let me know.

So, hat's off to my Blog Muses and may the force be with us all.


  1. Congrats on finding inspiration. Keep on writing! :-)

  2. Way to go, Lisa! Chapter six? Quite an achievement. I find I can't edit my own stuff well. It's like that old saying... you can't see the forest for the trees. Yep.

    Keep it up!


  3. Thanks, Deb.
    Hey, Wiggy..I can see the forest, but I keep walking face-first into the damn trees.

  4. argh send that advice my way. i am stuck on chapter 3 unable to move!

  5. I missed that post! Going back to re-read it now. :)

  6. Lisa...GREAT blog. I love it. I just added you on my links on my blog. Thanks for posting the link on FB...sounds like you and I will have LOTS to talk about when I'm out your way next week amiga:)