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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Romance is in the air...

Spring is just around the corner, and lovers are getting down to business...

The sun has actually come out to brighten the days the past week, and it feels SO good!  The winter's depressive gray days are breaking away to allow the light to reach us again. Just looking at this photo of a couple on a hot, delicious beach is enough to get the creative juices flowing again.  

I have actually started to spruce up my 1986 epic and dump the purple prose out of the part that I have transcribed from that set of six big old 5 1/2 inch floppy disks I created on my 1978 Atari game computer, using the Paperclip word editing program that you stick into the side like a flash drive.  

I bought Dragon Naturally Speaking so that I can transcribe the entire 400 page manuscript and start edits to bring it up to date and see what I can do with it.

It truly amazes me what you have to do to get going once you hit these slumps.  Sheesh! I am going, though...moving once again in a forward drive to defeat the enemy...that old thing we love to call writer's block, but which is, in reality, total depression and the inability to function.

I was on a roll in 2009 and then in 2010, I fizzled like a firecracker left in the rain.  I want to thank all of my friends who kicked my fanny, encouraged me, and otherwise helped me get moving in the right direction once more.
It is still an uphill roll at this point, but I am flexing muscles I haven't used in years, and I think I will manage to get it over the hump.  So welcome, Spring!  I keep pulling out these great pics and sighing. I think I can...I think I can...I know I can...I know I can...

Thanks for being so patient and so helpful...and when I have this epic finished, I will sub it and see where it takes me.
Fran Lee

3 comments:

  1. Maybe the fact that spring is approaching will help with your writing? I always find when the sun is up longer, I am more productive. You will get over this hump. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it has its ups and downs and sometimes loops!

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  2. Fran I hope this spring will bring you a beautiful gift. I read a little of that older ms and thought it had big promise! Franitize it and bring into the new the new millennium!
    XXOO Kat

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  3. Go Fran! Love is in the air and you deserve to inhale a bunch of it! Glad to hear you're dusting off some work.

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