Monday, September 18, 2006

Blessings

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. -- Herman Melville

The quote has nothing to do with the post. I just really liked it :-]

Didn't work on writing as much as I would have liked this weekend. I printed off the holiday story I was working on to edit it away from the computer. I had posted the first 1500 words or so to my writing group. After I printed it and reread it, I was horrified that I'd shared it with anyone. If you dug through all the really bad writing there was a decent story in there, but man did I make some mistakes. Why is it that everything looks different on paper?

From The Daily Humorscope:

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) - Good day to count your blessings. Both of them.

Blessing one: Wrangler Jeans has a one year warantee on their products! Woo! DH had a pair of jeans he'd worn two or three times when the zipper lost a tooth, so on a whim, I contacted the company. They'll even send you a post-paid envelope to mail the product back to them and then they'll replace it for free. Now that's my kind of company. If I hadn't loved them before I would now.

Blessing two: My writing friends. I know I bemoaned the loss of one of my groups, but I didn't tell you about the great group of folks that I'm still involved with. They are all good, intelligent, savvy writers who still manage to be both honest AND kind and supportive. So: to all the ladies in Timeless Tales and to Charity, Darcy and Ceri... ((hugs))

I vow that this will be a great week. I'm going to work on my Maass workbook (even though he stymies me on a regular basis), I'm going to write more on my holiday story and I'm going to smile a lot.

How about you?

2 comments:

Ceri said...

Always nice to have a company that stands behind its products. Good for Wrangler.

I did some plotting and tried to start the rewrites on what I have for my new wip but didn't get too far. My daughter wanted to do crafts and my husband is making labels for the bottles he'll use when our wine is done, um, brewing(?). We're making elderberry wine and in the next few weeks we'll start the hard cider. Good stuff.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that after work today will be more productive because I know tomorrow will be a wash.

tjkltkpw(what the....)tidy jets kindly leave tails keeping perky wings. Well it didn't make one ounce of sense.

darcy said...

Awww, now aren't you just the sweetest?

It's hard to leave a group you love. I know. I'm still mourning mine a year later. FWIW, I think you did the right thing.

Big hug.