Life on the Muskoka River passed on the Creative Genius blog award to me. If you haven't read her blog yet, stop by and for goodness sakes follow her. She makes me laugh on a regular basis, a talent in short supply these days.
Anywho, it just so happened that I really needed a pick-me-up last week because the two novels I am editing have become my nemesis. If you know me, you know that I love to write but hate to edit. In fact, I rarely do much editing on my flash fiction but thankfully my stories are short enough they don't need much. Two 90,000 word novels, however, need a ton of editing. They are desperate and waiting, rustling their pages even now to get my attention, longing to be spruced up and shopped out.
But, editing for me is painful and it forces me to ignore the shiny new voices in my head who want their new stories told. That's why I've cut back on the frequency of posting stories; I've been trying to force myself to finish what I've started.
By the way, this month I celebrate my one year anniversary of participating in #Fridayflash. For me, the #Fridayflash community has been nothing less than a miracle. The support and friendships I've enjoyed among this talented group of writers carried me through a personally difficult 2010. With high hopes for a better 2011, I am happy to continue my participation in this worthy community. Thank you to all of you who stop by here on a regular basis. You are the reason I keep writing.
Now, to pass this award on to a few newer writers who I think are the bomb and a bag of chips (because watching the mushroom cloud is better with something to eat).
Rebecca Emin at Ramblings of a Rusty Writer
Denise at L' Aussie Writing
and Steve Green at The Twisted Quill
Keep writing you creative geniuses! As for me, I have two impatient manuscripts threatening me with paper cuts. Back to editing.
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