Sunday, February 22, 2009

I thought all my "virtual" writer friends would appreciate this--a birthday gift from my sister. ;o)

This week I'm planning to completely re-outline my WIP. I remind myself that Arthur Golden rewrote Memoirs of a Geisha after 800 pages, so I guess I can rethink my little 'ol novel. What's everyone else doing this week?

I'm also going to celebrate (?) my 42nd birthday. Aiy. I can't believe I'll be 42. The thing I tell myself about getting older is that with every decade, life has improved. In my 20's, I became a nurse, got married, bought our first home. In my 30's we had the girls and became more financially stable. In my 40's.....I've had my first taste of publication and will---I know I will---have my first novel published. Getting older isn't so bad.

9 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

I'm in the same rewrite boat with ya. Isn't it fun? NOT. But gotta do it. Best of luck!

Angie Ledbetter said...

PS.......I want that pillow!

Amy said...

Good luck to you, too, Angie. Rewrites are fun! Rewrites are fun! Rewrites are fun!

DebraLSchubert said...

Right on, girlfriend! I'm a few years older than you, and I think the 40's TOTALLY rock. I saw this pillow in a catalog and I pointed it to my son as a possible gift - *hint*hint. Friends and family you've been warned! Oh, and enjoy the rewriting - it's all part of the process.;-)

Joanne said...

Don't you feel you had to live those 20s and 30s to get to this writing place in your 40s? All that good life stuff to work with in the writing details!

Amy said...

Absolutely! I look back on those ages and remember thinking what I'm thinking now: "I can't believe I'm 25, or 30..." But it all turned out well and for the better. And yes, lots of stuff to help me as a writer. I feel confidant in my stature as a "late bloomer" writer. There's a reason I'm finally getting published now.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

that pillow is too funny! Have a happy birthday too!!!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Amy, I wanted to remember your birthday on Monday but forgot - and you were buying ME wine! When is it? Or was it???

Amy said...

;o) It was yesterday, Diane.