Today is has been a mix of emotions for me. Shock – I woke up to almost 300 emails. The Golden Heart Contest announced its winners and I had two yahoo groups sizzling the internet. Glee – because one of my critique partners finaled in the historical division. I’ve never read a book that got my emotions so out of control and surprisingly there was very little lust involved. But I distinctly remember yelling at the computer screen as the hero and heroine circled each other. Incredibly frustrating.
And I was angry too. The internet is a vast web of information – some good, some bad. It hit me today as I was reading a review of a friends story – a nasty review I might add – that the internet isn’t fair. My friend worked tirelessly on her story and while she didn’t think her work would be universally adored, although that might be nice, it must be tough to get such a negative comment. That comment will be forever on the net – countless people will read it and hesitate to make my friends plan for world domination come true. Ok, thats not her plan – its mine. I do love her work! I just don’t find it fair.
I want my friend, all my writing friends, to be a huge sucess.
On the writing front, I’ve not done a great deal to advance my stories this week. Life has a way of intruding, despite my best intentions to set a work like schedule. I’ll do better next week. Next week is a blank slate – a reprieve before the Easter school holidays begin. Two weeks of writing only tame scenes or quickly changing my computer screen when my kids walk in.
Oh, well … life was meant to have challenges. Have a great weekend and write heaps if you can!