Wow, a question that struck a cord in me. I haven’t kept a journal in years. I’ve got stacks of journals and diaries from high school, college, etc., but I spend so much writing stories, I stopped writing down my thoughts.
Then I realized I do journal in a way.
I don’t mean the promo tweets or the pretty graphics I love to put together for my books.
I mean the “here’s where I’m at in writing…” tweets.
So this month, I put together my favorite “journal tweets” for you. (I left out the hashtags.) It’s not easy putting your heart and soul into 140 characters, but hey, it’s convenient, like having a cell phone instead of a landline in our digital world.
It works when the power goes out…
1 — best part abt wearing tight jeans when you’re writing..can’t move so you keep your butt where it belongs..in the chair
2 — Reading aloud edited version of your story is like sex: too slow and you’ll never get there; too fast and you won’t remember it.
3 — how much of a part do our memories play in writing our stories? performing in Italy inspired my Royal Magic story
4 — is imagination the most important tool in the writer’s toolbox — or is craft more important? What do you think?
5 — writing a novel is like watching your roots grow out…painful and oh so slow, but always, always fixable!
6 — Writing sexy romance is like taking off a pair of black silk stockings, inch by inch: the slow reveal is way more sexy
7 — the waiting game with yr m/s…you submit…you wait..kinda like dating It can break your heart…but you do it anyway
I have a secret: I keep telling myself “just one more edit” of m/s — which have now turned into 6. Why is it so hard to let go?
9 — this writer and her m/s have finally parted–re: earlier tweet today, I submitted my story tonight to the publisher!
10 — writing is always hard work…grueling actually…you want to quit…then you get a 5 star review on your last book and you cry…