Monday, May 2, 2011

You Would Think

This isn't the topic I wanted to write about today, the reason being to reveal itself shortly. While making my bed this morning, I was thinking about this blog, and there was a very different topic in mind.

Since I'm supposed to be a professional writer, you would think it would be easy to come up with something to write about each week. To a degree, that's true. If I wanted, I could write endlessly about any number of things. However, from the beginning of this blog, I made the decision to write about writing. This blog is my opportunity to share my experiences. The goal is not only to teach others just starting out but to commiserate with those long established.

That being said, narrowing the field of possibilities makes it much more difficult to find topics to write about. Sometimes, when the stars and planets align perfectly, a brilliant idea will strike me well before Monday. That usually doesn't happen until Monday afternoon before I sit down to bang this out. Today, I had a gem of a post in mind, but fate had other plans.

As I'm sure you've heard me say before, I've recently entered a young adult novel contest. This is a three round contest.  I manged to make round two which closed on April 30th.  I was hoping and even anticipating that I'd find out today whether or not I made the third and final round. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. The judges are likely working hard to sift through the submissions, which I'm sure takes time. In the meantime, I'm stuck sweating it out a little longer. You would think I'd be used to playing the waiting game since a large chunk of a writer's career is devoted to this.

You would think that, but you'd be wrong. The waiting still puts me on the edge of my seat. Edge of my seat or not, it doesn't matter. I have to wait. Perhaps next week I'll have a better update and I can post that brilliant blog. You would think so anyway! Guess we'll have to see.

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