How do you write a story that doesn’t have a great ending? I know how don’t get me wrong but when its true life do you really want to? That is where I’m at today. I’ve been having problems writing the non-fiction Flyboy suggested I write because nothing sounds right so far. Yes I want to tell the stories that make Daddy smile and laugh but the true this my dad is dying and this is no cure. He has weeks or maybe days its hard to tell, but I don’t want this to be about just the bad times I want people to see that there are good things too like the old stories that we remember how it may make him feel a little more at ease we hope. I guess the question is how does a writer do that without making it seem like they’re just writing another piece about the death of a parent and how hard it is to see the life slip away?
Sent out eight queries today. Seven to agents and one to a publisher. I did get one rejection back already, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to give my daddy some good news before he passes. Cross your finger please, I really want some good news for my dad this week.
My article was up on PBD and if stopped over to read it I did edit the article before emailing it and I did read over it. But as you guys know sometimes my T-speech shows its self and it did in that article. You know some days my t-speech doesn’t show its self ad other days it does. I really love my dyslexia.
News I haven’t told you this week, my illustrator sent me pictures of Legacy and Little Boy Blue, they are wicked cool I can’t wait to show you. She is doing and awesome job.
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Tomorrow my latest article will be up for PBD
This week check out the Paperback Dolls. It looks like a fun and exciting week, and on Friday your truly will be back to tell my journey, this month it’s about the authors who motivate me to write. Like muses. Check it out Friday.
I’m sure some of you know this feeling… siblings really suck at times. Why is it that when you’re dealing with a family members life coming to an end some people have to become self absorbed. As a writer I get absorbed in a lot of things don’t get me wrong, but this week I have come to realize that two of my siblings are very self absorbed. My father as you know is sick and won’t make it through the year, possibly not the month but I am hopeful and thankful for everyday I have with him. Two of my siblings have just been driving me nuts and as I’ve been trying to write the non-fiction piece Flyboy suggested I write they have been making it very difficult. Why you may ask because I’m trying to write down the stories that make my Dad smile and those two are in them and yet when they are doing stupid stuff or saying stupid stuff it makes it very difficult to write positive things about them. More times than not the more violent side of me wants to come out and write a killing scene on the paper, good thing writers can get away with writing those kinds of scenes, seriously being the baby of this side of the family I’d love to be the self absorbed one and acted the way my older siblings are acting but Flyboy, my stepmom, & stepbrother are all telling me to be a grown up, really I hate being a grown up. Maybe a killing scene would be a good thing. What do you guys think? Then I might be able to get back to work on critiquing like I need too and the non fiction.
I’m also in a workshop again this one’s on witchcraft in paranormal fiction, I think that’s what its call, anyway I’m liking it. I did get a new rejection this week so I’ll send out some more query letters. Maybe someone will bite before my Daddy passes. That would be an awesome send off for him. Cross you’re fingers.
So Flyboy wants me to take a break and work on a non-fiction that is not the flying one. He thinks I should work on a family piece and try and get it published. I’m thinking about it, considering all the things going on with my daddy, we have been talking about old stories and there is one that we always tell. So I may start working on that while editing Legacy.