Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'm a star!!!

   I would like to thank Denise at L'Aussie Writing for giving me a Star award.

   To claim this award you need to answer one question.  What are your writing habits?  Then pass along the star to those you think could use a little star dust themselves.  So here goes.
   My writing habits are not set in stone, their not even set in jello.  I keep a journey, okay a spiral notebook, with me by the bed and when I leave the house so I can jot down ideas.  You never know where the next blog will come from.  This is about as organized as I get.  The rest... well, you'll see.
   I get up in the morning get a cup of coffee and head to the office.  I know my brain does not function until the coffee kicks in so I check my email while I wait.  Nope still not working, but I open a word document so I will be ready when my mind is.  Ohh, maybe a game of solitaire will get the juices flowing.  Come on Aunt Mary wake me up.  I am very competitive, I will not let the computer win, so I keep going till I win. Yes, okay back to the blog.
   It's what time?  Okay let me get some lunch.  One more cup of coffee and lets get to it.  Okay, coffee kicked in but not in the way I wanted.  I be back in a minute.  Now what was I doing.  Oh yeah the blog.  Document open, check.  Notebook of ideas, check --- uh not check it is still by the bed.  I will just go get that, and get down to business.

   What --- I'm just reading.  I said I was going to  what?  Oh crap, I got sidetracked.  Now I am ready.  I know what I am going to write today.  I set down and get typing.  Done.
   Now to preview and edit.  This takes as long as the writing.  I go back and forth reading, proofing, correcting grammar, spelling, sentence structure.  Over and over again until it is right or until I can no longer see straight.
   The whole process takes me about 8 to 10 hours.  Of course the actual writing part would probably only take a couple of hours or less, if my brain would cooperate.
   As you can see I need help getting my routine down.  It would be easier if Jack would just let me eat once a day.  But the man insists that the body needs to be feed more often than that to keep going.
   Okay now for the people I think are stares in their own right.

Canadian Blogger Girl, mussing of a military wife.
Rayna at Coffee rings Everywhere.  The best drabbler around.
Al at Publish or Parish.  You are always a star.
Grandpa at Life on the Farm.  Tales from the rain forest.

Laura, at A Shift in Dimensions I don't know if you have time for awards are not, but you are my biggest star.  You always take the time to help me out.  Thank you.

   Let me know about your writing habits, as you can see I need help with mine.  Maybe I can use your tips to get myself more organized.

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