Saturday, May 3, 2014

Update, Thoughts, Inspiration, Sweet Reckoning:



Update: I’m soooo relieved that I finished my latest WIP. It’s SUCH a great feeling to at least have the story all on paper and have it off to my first beta reader.


Thoughts: The process doesn’t necessarily get easier every time I write a book, but I have come to be okay with the process. I’ve accepted the down moments and have learned that they will pass. In fact, I even embrace those moments—instead of letting them paralyze me, I let them happen, knowing that there’s an up moment just around the corner.

I’ve also learned to not feel pressure. It doesn’t matter who’s doing what/writing what around you—it’s SO important to write what makes your soul happy—to remember why you started writing in the first place and keep that as your sole motivation.

Cort and Me

Inspiration: This past week, I got to hang with the fabulous Jolene Perry AND Cortney Pearson. They both came to town for Storymakers here in Utah (a conference I did not attend, wanting to save up for SCBW LA)—but from the pics I’ve seen, it was a blast!

It’s so refreshing speaking face to face with writer friends—there’s nothing better than writer talk. I think hanging with these gals was the reason I was able to push myself and get those last words of my WIP done!






Sweet Reckoning: I have to put in a plug for my dear friend, Wendy Higgins. Her Sweet Evil trilogy is now complete! She’s such an amazing friend and an amazing writer—I’m so proud of what she’s accomplished and cannot WAIT to read the final installment of this amazing world she’s created.

You MUST GET YOUR COPY HERE!!!


Any updates, thoughts, inspiration or news you’d like to share? I’ve missed my bloggy friends—are you A-Zers brain-dead???  


Red. Head. Out.

39 comments:

  1. I typed a whole comment and then Google ate it. So I'll just say congrats on finishing your WIP and have a wonderful time at SCBWI LA.

    Maybe next year I'll get to meet you at Storymakers?

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  2. I love this post!

    This:It doesn’t matter who’s doing what/writing what around you—it’s SO important to write what makes your soul happy—to remember why you started writing in the first place and keep that as your sole motivation.

    and this: It’s so refreshing speaking face to face with writer friends—there’s nothing better than writer talk.

    totally agree!

    Congrats on finishing your WIP.

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  3. It was so great catching up with you!!! It was hard to leave, as I knew it would be, but I'm still glad we were able to get together :-D
    I'm also so thrilled for Wendy!!! I read that book a while ago, and I know people are going to be SO happy with how she wrapped up the trilogy.
    ALSO - I can't wait to get my grabby hands on that book of yours!

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  4. I just LOVE YOU, Morg! We should make time for dinner or something one of these days! You have the best attitude and outlook on all things! Miss you! Have fun at SCBWI! One day I need to save up and go with you!

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  5. Ahhh. I wish you could have come to Storymakers. I would have loved to see you again. You'll have to report on SCBW LA. Some day ....

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  6. Congrats on getting the WIP finished!

    There is something special about hanging out with writer friends. I wish more of you lived closer to me lol!

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  7. Glad you finished your draft! I hope to finish mine in a couple weeks. Yes, exhausted after the Challenge. But a blast as always.

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  8. Congrats on finishing the WIP Morgan!!! I have missed your posts. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. Congrats on finishing your first draft, Morgan! Yipee =)
    I know what you mean about hanging out with writer friends - something I've missed lately. I always feel inspired and motivated after a good writerly chat.

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  10. Congrats on finishing your first draft.

    How exciting to meet and spend time with blog friends. That is such a great thing. I love meeting bloggie friends in real life.

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  11. YAAAAAAYYY for finishing your book! I can't wait to read it!!! (You promised, remember? :) Though I can be patient and wait a little longer while you go through your rounds.)

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  12. Congrats on finishing your first draft, now comes the blah editing lol brain dead? Pffft a to z was a break, I'm done posts until fall lol

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  13. Congrats on your draft! That is an amazing feeling! Wishing you all kinds of luck with revisions :)

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  14. ROUND ONE.... The redhead is done.... Go to your corner and CELEBRATE the first draft! Congrats!

    All the best to Wendy and the completion on her trilogy!

    Great you were able to hook up with writer friends... it is THE BEST!

    Keep up you spirits....and SOAR!

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  15. Congrats on finishing!

    I've met about eight of my blogging friends in real life and it's a treat.

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  16. Way to go on finishing your WIP. And we missed you at Storymakers, though I'm glad you got to see Cortney and Jolene. :)

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  17. Yes on the Process. It is absolutely infuriating at times, but the novel will come on it's own sweet time. No amount of cajoling or distraction can change it (and this baffles me because I take just as long to write a novel when I'm working 80 hours a week as when I'm unemployed!).

    I think it's really wise to make peace with the process though. (I'm trying, but I wanted to smooth out some of those down moments... ah well.)

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  18. The process really doesn't get any easier, which is why it's hard to see if you're improving or not with every book. I don't know how the professionals do it DX

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  19. I envy you the ability to meet our cyber-friends at conventions. As a rare blood courier, I will never get the chance. :-(

    Thanks for visiting me! Now, I am off on another blood run and Samuel McCord is impatient for me to get him out of that death-trap in 1895 Cairo!

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  20. Congrats on finishing this draft of your WIP! I totally understand the relief you felt. Have fun at SCBWI!!

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  21. Congrats on finishing! I should be sending out my WIP to beta readers in a couple weeks and I'm soooo excited!

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  22. You are the SWEETEST!! Seriously, I'm so thrilled you got the boost of inspiration you needed to finish your WIP - I can't wait to read it! I love you to pieces, girl.

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  23. Way to go Idaho!
    Sorry, just watched toy story and it was the first thing to pop out.

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  24. Woohoo! High five for finishing the draft. :D

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  25. Good for you for finishing your WIP! Good attitude on accepting those down times - it's normal to feel like that sometimes, if we thought we were fantastic we wouldn't be pushing ourselves would we? :)

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  26. Hi human, Morgan,

    Look at you and your fancy new site set up. You are nifty neato n'stuff. Nice to know you are hanging around with your human friends and pawesome plug from your friend, Wendy. When I say"plug", it has nothing to do with the rubber thing that keeps the water in your human sinks.

    Indeed, don't put pressure on your good self. Go at a pace that makes you feel comfortable. You have finished your latest WIP. That sounds kinda' kinky. Congrats, dear human.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  27. Yay! Congratulations on finishing! :)

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  28. Congrats on finishing your WIP! How exciting. :) I loved this post and agree with you that it is amazing to meet up with writer friends in person. So much fun to talk books and writing face to face. :)
    ~Jess

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  29. I totally bought a shirt at Nordstrom's this weekend that matches the color of your blog. When I saw it, I just had to have it. It's so springy!

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  30. Congrats!

    I remember that point in my writing career, when I learned to take the ups and downs in stride. Good moment, to be sure. ;)

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  31. Good for you, finishing your project! Check it off the list, and on to the next, right?

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  32. That is wonderful you were able to finish your book! How exciting!
    And talking to fellow Authors sounds very nice. A good way to get refreshed and ready to write more.

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  33. Congrats on finishing the new WIP! And yes, hanging out with other writers is always inspiring. It's unfortunate that we don't have any real blog friends near us, meaning we don't have anyone to belligerently torture. Uh, I mean hang out with.

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  34. Congratulations on finishing your book! The most important thing to remember after finishing a book is to take a breather. Diving right into writing something else, with the same characters or different, often leads to burnout and frustration. Fresh inspiration accrues while one is taking a break.

    I'm anxiously waiting on my book cover to get here at the moment. I'll be really upset if I can't hold to my planned Friday release date, after I chose it specially since it's my protagonist's birthday.

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  35. Congratulations on finishing your WIP! I just signed up for SCBWI and am so excited!!!

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  36. Great news about your WIP. Congratulations.

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  37. Yay for you! And love this new layout. :)

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  38. A whopper congrats on finishing the WIP! It's always an accomplishment no matter how many have come before. :)

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  39. HI Morgan .. you're going to love the LA conference .. and for now congratulations on finishing your WIP .. and no of course not A-Zedded out! well a little .. just a wee little ...

    Cheers and enjoy the summer and LA .. Hilary

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