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Saturday, January 17, 2009

It should never be zero degrees!

Okay... I'm a true native Southerner now living in the Northeast. This morning, I woke up to ZERO degrees! I'm freezing my southern bumm off! (Well, maybe that won't be such a bad thing, after all.) The fire is going, and the heaters are on. My coffee is steaming. But, I still feel a chill. Ughhhh! It should NEVER be zero degrees!

Just had to vent... thanks for letting me.

Anyhoo, I wanted to say sorry that it's been a few days since my last post. Things have been a little bit hectic. As I'm sure it is with most of us. I'm currently revising my manuscript that I dug out of the drawer after two years in hiding. It's been really cool to see it with fresh eyes and new ideas. If it was good then, I hope it will be great now. We'll see.

Then, I have my current WIP which is very exciting for me. I think it may be my fave yet.

The hardest thing for me, until recently, has been to find focus. But now, I feel as though I'm falling into place and the pieces of my life are organizing themselves in spite of myself. Does that make sense?

I'm feeling more confident, and ordered in my writing.

I love what H.G. Wells once said, "I write as straight as I can, just as I walk as straight as I can, because that is the best way to get there." Brilliant!

Maybe that's where I am right now. I'm learning to be lean and straight forward without all the fluff and stuff. I'm not so impressed with myself anymore, or my flowery language. I'm honest. Which in turn, will keep my characters honest and believable. And my descriptive voice, easy and exciting to listen to. I hope so, anyway.

"Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear." - Ezra Pound

I agree. It's the "doing it" that has been such a challenge.

I hope all is well with you friends! Hope you stay warm and inspired.

XOXO CJ

Shoe Mood:












BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

7 comments:

beth said...

Love that HG Wells quote.

And as a Southerner in NC--it's not much better 'round here: it was 11 degrees this morning!

Rena said...

Heehee -- love the shoe mood! I can only wear my UGGs in the fall and spring here. Right now it's just too slippery and I hate getting them all wet & muddy. I practically live in my North Face boots all winter long now.

Christina Farley said...

Oh I'm right there with you! I hate the cold. Right now it's freezing here and very dry. We got snow the other day so it's a little better, but when its dry and dreary and cold. Not fair!

Love your boots!

And keep up on the WIP. I took the day off today, but maybe tomorrow I'll rock a little more out.

Bish Denham said...

Being your basic tropic bird cold for me is anything below 40 on an overcast day, which it has been for the past few days.

I'm pleased to say today it is in the mid-60's and SUNNY. Beautiful weather.

Love the HG Wells quote! Stay warm.

Angela said...

O degrees, pah. It gets to -45 C with the windchill here, and that's much better than where I used to live, lol...

Love the boots!

CJ Raymer said...

Thanks for the sympathy, y'all! It was much better today at around 20! Although, we did wake up to an unexpected 3-4 inches of snow. Very nice and powdery, though. LOL!

And, just in case you're wondering... I do practically live in those boots during this time of year. XOXO

Oh, and Angela, you are my hero! -45c???? Is your favorite food a brrrrrrrrger? Tee! Hee!

C.R. Evers said...

I hear ya! I moved from the midwest to NC. I do not miss those nose-hair-freezing temps!

It'll get down in the teens a few days in the winter here in NC, and that's enough for me. Cold weather stinks!

Christy

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