Thursday, March 15, 2007

Booking it Through Writing

"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for the love of it, then you do it for a few friends, and finally you do it for money." - Moliere

Booking Through Thursday

Speaking of writing in books, what about writing the entire thing? Do you write? Aspire to write? Dream about writing?

If you've read my blog at all, or even if you've just read the top of it, you'll know the answer to this question! Yes, I write. Yes, I write books. Yes, I dream about writing. No, I can't ever seem to get away from it, even when I try. Something will happen (like two days ago, when I was driving down the road and there were these piles of dirt spaced about fifteen feet apart on the shoulder -- and just the perfect size to be graves... you think my brain didn't start working on that for a story?) and I automatically start "what-iffing".

If you do write, do you do it for yourself, or because you hope to be published? (Or because you ARE published?)

I am published, but not at novel length. Being published at novel length is definitely in my short term plans. Now, I just have to hope that those pesky editors fall in line!

And from Charity and Gay:


Melody said...

Hi Marianne, thanks for stopping by!

I should get some more advice from you regarding writing! *wink*

Have a great day!

Judy said...

"I'm just a little black rain cloud...hovering under a honey tree... I'm just a little black rain cloud... pay no attention to little me..." I wanted to share the song stickiness.

anno said...

Great quote! Great memes! I've enjoyed these the past couple of days. Thanks.

Judy, I love that song -- just thinking of Pooh hanging from his umbrella makes me laugh.

DeN said...

I'd have to agree that that was a great quote!

I can relate to the fact that your brain starts turning at the most unusual times and spin the most wonderful tales out of the mundane. Good luck on your writing. When you finally get that novel out, tell me so I grab it off the shelf! ^_^

Shauna said...

Marianne, I've been trying to buy your stories, but I'm not having much luck! For some reason it's not going through. Could you contact me and tell me how to go about this. I'd love to buy them straight from you if possible.

Buy the way, love the last few posts!


chadsturge [at]

Julia said...

Hi - I would love to try your books! Have to try to go look for them :)

Your "what-iffing" could be a wonderful start to new writing. And good tips too!

Happy BTT! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Have a nice day :)

Tori Lennox said...

Loved the VisualDNA thing! I'm posting mine tomorrow. :)

raidergirl3 said...

Hi, thanks for visiting. I read around the other BTT posts, and I really was the anomoly, wasn't I? Nearly everyone else, at one time, wanted to write. Never enjoyed writing very much; give me a math problem to do, or a book to read, and I'm happy.