Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tell The Truth Tuesday...Sort Of

Dude! THE HOLLOW came out today! I've read this book and you need to read it too! It's fan-freaking-tastic!

There's Jessica Verday at the bookstore, looking at her beautiful books! Order yours from Amazon or go pick it up! You won't be sorry.

And now on to the Tell the Truth portion of this post. Katie Anderson started this last week over at Plot This. I did a lame version on Monday--the day I seriously was considering just walking away from the whole writing thing.

Because let's face it: Writing is hard work.

That's my truth moment for this week. I used to sit down and read and take the writing for granted. Like the author just chillaxed in front of the computer and the words poured magically from wherever magical words pour from and then they got it published with a sweet cover to match the sweet story inside.

Um, not so much.

Writing is hard hard hard. It takes discipline. Heartache. Patience. Willpower. And absolute love. And that, my friends, is why I could not quit. I absolutely love it. Hard work and all.

I am a writer.

What's your "truth moment" for this week?


Abby Annis said...

My truth moment: But I'm awesome!!! Long story. It's what I blogged about today. Glad you're feeling better! :D

Scott said...

Well, since it's honesty time . . . the blonde currently in my hair (gasp) isn't natural!

My moment of truth - even when I think my manuscript is edited to the max, there's still more revising left. Yes. There. Is. SIGH!


Okay, my verification word is 'werds'. Is that like a geeky writer obsessed with words?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Okay then--I can see what other book I must buy today besides Catching Fire.
My truth moment? If you don't try, you fail by default. Yesterday, I sent out a short story that I've been holding on to for far too long. It's time to see if it can fly.

Jen said...

Truth moment, huh? I'd have to say the quote on the wall in my office: "When you feel like giving up, you're closest to victory."

How many times have I felt like giving up just to hold out a bit longer and find that what I was looking for was just on the other side of desperation? Too many to count.

You think I'd learn my lesson by now, right?


lisa and laura said...

My current truth is that I'm really, really wishing preschool started this week. August has been a long month with a lot of waiting around and running around after the kids. And you know what? I'm sick of it! At this point I'm just ready for something to happen, even if that means nothing more than the start of preschool. /end rant.

Rebecca Knight said...

YAY! I bought THE HOLLOW on Amazon last night. Truth moment--even though I'm reading something else right now, I'm angry at Amazon that they aren't shipping it until 9/8/09. Even though the shipping is free :(. I'm a jerk.

L.T. Elliot said...

Catching Fire and The Hollow. I'm seriously going to be broke my the end of the week.

XiXi said...

Thanks for that post! I was about to give in today and not write after lots of classes, but you've inspired me to work hard and shove in an hour...somewhere.


Ryan S. Kinsgrove said...

The Hollow...Sounds interesting. You should tell me more before I'm sold though, or even better let me borrow a copy of the book.

Truth moment-...hmm...Should truth moments be this difficult. I feel like an agent just asked me why he should care what happens to my characters.

So, truth moment: There are times when I wonder if getting published is really worth the hassle.

Tana said...

My truth moment is; it's going to be triple digits for a good long while and me with no A/c had better get used to it. Plus my WiP is word hungry.

Jennifer said...

Ooh, another book to add to my "to read" list. :D

My truth moment: I can get VERY egotistical and self-absorbed. I am also a very jealous person a good percentage of the time. But I'm trying not to be.


Unknown said...

My moment of truth: There's no point being jealous of people further along the path of publication to me.

The *real* moment of truth: I'm jealous anyway.

K. M. Walton said...

For this week...hmmm...this week...I am completely addicted to my computer. The internet, my never ending checking of email from queried agents, my blogging, writing, shopping. I'm sure I could go on.

Christine Fonseca said...

WOO HOO forthe Hollow~~

Katie Anderson said...

I love your truth moment! And I loved seeing that you cranked out some power this week!! (on my new fave Twitter :)

My truth today is that I feel OLD. I injured my toes by wearing heels non-stop in LA (but what ev - a girl has to look cute for all them editors.)

So that meant 2 weeks of no exercise.

Then I got a job (yuck) and 2 more weeks of no exercise.

Yesterday (first day back) I played tennis and damn it! I injured my other durn foot.

Back to hobbling around. so there - that's my ugly truth for today, I'm mad I can't walk.

Yours was much better :)

Jessica Nelson said...

That I'm going to be tired no matter how much sleep I get at night. LOL

What a great pic!!! I can only imagine... :-)

* said...

I had a moment the other day, a reckoning. One brief, lucid moment sandwiched between what I thought I should be doing and what I thought was right. Truth shined through me and spoke. And I listened.

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