Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Blog about Nora and her dedication...can I have one of those too?

Before I started Blogging I really thought I had some talent with writing.  I mean, my family said I did.  My husband said I did.  The friends that I trusted to open myself up to said I did.  They couldn't all be wrong, right?

Well I don't know if they are wrong or not, but I can tell you this.  When it comes to writing talent there are hundreds of thousands out there who hope they have what it takes to get their written words published.  How freaking overwhelming is that?  I am just one person with one point of view and a couple of good story ideas, if I do say so myself.

So after a lot of research I decided I needed to pattern my writing after someone who's success I would like to emulate.  So of course I picked Nora Roberts because she is the Queen of all things Romance.  (That is just my humble opinion.) Her voice is on point, her technique is extraordinary and quite frankly at the end of the day she just tells a good story.  In my research I learned that she writes everyday.  Did you let that sink in?  She writes every day.  Every. Single. Day.  Even when she is on vacation she writes.


I am having a hard time dedicating myself to updating my blog everyday.  Not because I don't want to.  But if I am doing this than I am not working on my manuscript.  It is very distracting.

So in the interest of wanting to be a better writer, I am going to pledge to write everyday.  Besides the blog that is.  I figure if I can squeeze two solid hours of writing out every single day I should see progress.  Or at the very least a lot of space eaten up on my hard drive with senseless drivel that will never see the light of day.

Let's see what happens.


Linda G. said...

A very worthy goal. Good luck with your writing! :)

Kelly Breakey said...


Thanks for the support.