This is not the Year Long Canvas but it is by Jo Ann Brown-Scott, copyright 2012
Well ok, yes I have been doing some writing elsewhere, being unfaithful to my blog, seeking gratification with a more exciting venue and actually honest enough to admit that I love it and it completes me. I still love you blog, but this other exotic creature has got me by the scruff of my neck and it is choking the life out of me for more. More writing. Because it knows I am addicted.
I am writing a book, my third book, but the first two were just for practice, it seems to me now. This one is a novel and it is so much more fun that it surpasses doing either book and this blog, too, sorry to say. I am a woman possessed and I can’t stay away from the computer, which calls to me, coos to me, hoots and yells at me all hours of the day and night to write more. Ideas come to me in dozens, I have to carry a pocket tablet everywhere lest I lose some valuable tidbit. Because I do lose stuff – really great stuff – it just falls out of my mind sometimes in the time it tales to pour myself a glass of ice water, sometimes walking ten feet into the next room, or out to the car. I have the attention span of a gnat but it is because the ideas I have are coming at me like balls out of a batting machine and I can’t keep up. I guess it’s good problem to have, but it’s exhausting and I am all bruised up.
I have written so many computer pages in the last 3 months that it is pretty ridiculous. No one sits down and writes for 12 hours without batting an eye, 5 days a week. I don’t think it’s normal. I think I might have a problem.
You know how I love to paint – but I have forgotten what painting is, almost, except today I did some work on the year long canvas just because I felt so sorry for it. And it looks really good – I’ll send the latest and greatest changes soon. They only took me 20 minutes and now I can’t wait to write again.
I self-published my first 2 books with Amazon’s self-publishing division called CreateSpace and it was a very pleasant experience – I got listed automatically on Amazon, bought some marketing materials, used some other services from their menu of choices and it got done quite efficiently. I would recommend it to anyone.
This time I would like to approach agents or publishers and give that a chance, so I am hoping that if any of you have a connection, maybe you would let me know, because I do believe in 6 degrees of separation and the magic of networking. I was going to keep this a big secret but then I wondered what the point of that was. What would that accomplish? Certainly not a publishing deal. So please help me out if you can. I would provide a brief summary to anyone who might want to help me providing I can trust that whole thing.
Sorry I had to break this news to you that hard way – on the internet – rather than a personal note to everyone or even better, in person. But I have trouble tracking you down, all over the globe. Doesn’t mean I don’t love you, though. I still really, really love you, and I am going to break it off with the novel once I get her published. She seems a little fickle to me.
Oh Jo, I just love reading your posts!! I am so excited about a book from you ~ I can hardly wait!! Please let me know when I can order it!!! Love Julie Bright
THANKS SO MUCH JULIE!! Hope you are well!
I cannot wait to have this book in my hands!
THANKS MY FRIEND!
Two muses, two lovers…..we are fickle creatures and THE WORST partners, loyal to only one at a time….and then off to the other! Sounds like a soap opera, but it is the life of an artist in her work!!!!! How fabulous!
For me one muse…..bad enough, in love with the current painting, and then off to the next….the world’s WORST girlfriend! And you! Two separate muses….what a hussie! I’m jealous!
You should be writing a blog too my friend! That was great!!
Thanks….but I already need 2 clones!
You go girl!
How fabulous that the novel comes with such insistence.
Enjoy the process, every minute of it.
I have a feeling that you are also up to some extracurricular writing…? Perhaps you have something going that is beyond the blog……if not, you should. You are gifted yourself.
Thank you. I’m sure there will be a book eventually, one day. It simmers on the back burner.