I attended my first Magna conference this past weekend and had a great time! I made new acquaintances and managed not to get killed on I-65. Every time I go to a writer's con, I feel pumped and ready to write when I get back. I needed the shot in the arm as I've been struggling with a couple of manuscripts. One is a stand-alone suspense, the other horror.
Thanks to several writing vets at Magna, I learned a few tricks for spurring the old creative juices. So now I'm off and running again, intent on finishing the suspense and getting an agent. Those are my goals for this year. I'm putting off the best-sellers list until the following year--I don't want to overdo it. :))
Of course with the end of a conference comes the painful back-to-reality drag. No one makes my bed, fluffs my pillow, cooks and serves my meals and does the dishes for me. And most of all, I had to get back into my work outs! But as I sweated and huffed and puffed this morning on my beloved torture device known as the "Dreadmill", I had many ideas to consider for the book.
Then the idea occurred to me I need a personal book trainer. Someone to answer to, someone who will show no mercy when I get lazy and fall behind on my sessions. So I'm putting out the call for anyone brave enough, to be my book trainer. Let's face it, writing is a lonely business. That's part of the reason groups like Crimespace exist.
Any brave souls out there willing to take the challenge?