Oct 30, 2011

This, That, and The Other Thing

by Marsha Ward

I have no idea what to write about this week. I've been too busy with life to work on my WIP or "work in progress." I'm in the midst of moving house, and as always, it's a beast of a job.

Let's see. What writing related thing has happened to me this week? Oh yes. I got another payment from Amazon for my ebooks. That was nice. And I had a poem accepted to be in a book to celebrate the Centennial of Arizona's Statehood next year.

Also, I posted a sample from one of my novels on my blog today as part of the Sweet Saturday Samples group. Everyone posts a PG-13 or cleaner snippet of their work each Saturday. I know I've reached a new audience with that effort. It's always good to have new insights from readers . . . and writers, too.

I went to my town writing group on Thursday and we did a bit of poetry exploration. I gave everyone there a handout on rhyme schemes, with some examples from my own poetry. Then I issued a challenge to choose one rhyming pattern and write a poem. Some of the work was pretty nice for a first effort at something new! I also gave the members some information on preparing for National Novel Writing Month, popularly called NaNoWriMo, which occurs during the month of November. Although I'm not planning to participate in the challenge to write a fresh 50,000-word novel in 30 days, some of the members might take the bait and give it a try.

What did you do during the past week that had to do with writing or reading?


  1. To answer your question, I sent my finished novel to my Chapter in hopes of getting feedback, and received one reader's comments back already! She had some great thoughts on my plot, etc. Constructive criticism is so crucial.

    Congrats on your AZ poem. And best wishes with your WIP. Thanks for the post.

  2. Congrats on all including the move. I'm stuff finding "lost" stuff after a year.

  3. Moving. Ugh. Even when it's a good thing. I still say ugh. I got brave and started taking a writing class from Caleb Warnock. I have been rewriting for the past week. Yeah, I will be doing a lot of that now. Yeah!

    good luck with the move...and the poem. hugs~


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