Sunday, November 27, 2005

On The Road Again . . .

Okay, I'm over myself :) I think getting productive helps a whole lot, and too--learning how not to hope and pray so much. One of my biggest faults--believing in miracles. The world will not end tomorrow if I'm never on the NYTimes Bestseller's list. My children will not be scarred for life if I never find an agent. My husband won't stop worshipping the ground . . erm . . . loving me, if I can't write well enough to get him off the road. We will motor on--stay the course--and keep eating chocolate. :)

I finished the prequel short story to Stark Knight and sent it off to my publisher--managed to finally get the last of my Roto-Writer work off to my ever-so-patient and wonderful client (she wears a halo, I swear! :) ) And I compiled items already written, wrote out a bunch of new things, and got the outline completed for my new how-to nonfiction book, tentatively titled:

Crafting the Action Scene
by J.R. Turner

I like the title and now that over half of it is done, I'm extremely thrilled :) Oh, and I guess, hopeful too :) That others will find it helpful, that they'll read the advice and information I've gathered and come away motivated, inspired, and eager to write. So, let's pray that's not believing in miracles ;)

On another note, I'd like to thank all of you who wrote to support me while I had the blues. I don't think I could have yanked myself out of this one so quickly if I hadn't been so overwhelmed with warm wishes. Y'all truly Rock!! ;) Thank you bunches ;)


Toni LoTempio, Author said...

Glad to see you're out of the doldrums :.)

I dont know if I'd stop believing in those miracles, though. Life itself is a miracle, and (I know this is gonna sound trite, but it's true) good things come to those who wait.

it's just that damn waiting's a pain in the butt, right????

J.R. Turner said...

Thanks Toni!

You got that right ;) When I was a kid, my family used to roll their eyes and complain about how stubborn I am. Now, they grin, puff up their chest, and talk about how determined I am :)

But no one, ever, said, "Jenny--you're so patient!"

As far as miracles go--I'm gonna hold out on that for a while yet. A sort of "believe it when I see it" faith ;) Oh, I know they're possible (and to me, all 3 of my kidlets are little miracles), just not sure if they're possible for me and my writing, if you know what I mean ;)

Have a great day, Toni!!

Anonymous said...

How true the emotions of a writer feel when they are coming from someone else. It's a good thing you are a creative genius.

Anonymous said...

How true the emotions of a writer feel when they are coming from someone else. It's a good thing you are a creative genius.

J.R. Turner said...

Aww, Karen!!! "Creative Genius"?? *GRIN* Wow!! Thank you sooo much for chiming in with your support ;)

You be DA Bomb Baby! ;) Couldn't stay blue with a publisher like you ;)


Toni LoTempio, Author said...

Patience not my strong suit either :.) Unfortunately, I think it comes out in my early manuscripts. But I think I've finally hit my stride with Onyx and Ebony and hopefully things will improve :.)

Just remember the immortal words of Natalie Wood in "Miracle on 34th Street" I believe, I believe. Believe in yourself, and it will happen.

OK, enough philosophy for today!