Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What Makes a Writer Tick?

What makes us tick? Maybe it is the "tock" part that sounds the loudest.

Somedays, we tick by writing according to our inner schedule - some write on a schedule, others fly...I mean write...by the seat of their pants. We get lost in our stories whether they are non-fiction, fiction, or a mixture of both.

Giving our woes to our fiction characters helps us weather the storms and forget the pain while creating credible stories and characters. For some, writing fills gaps. We all have gaps and everyone fills them in different ways: a writer fills them by creating fantastic worlds where characters are chased up trees and have to find a way back down again.

Those are the ticks...but the tocks, wow, those are awesome! They sneak up on a writer in the wee hours of the night, in the middle of eating dinner, or at the stop light. Even driving to work, brushing our teeth, or waiting in line at the bank are all times when we hear the "tock" in writing.

Those unexpected moments are when we discover things - important things such as who our character really is, why our character refuses to come down out of the tree, what happens next, or another great idea for another great story even before we finish the WIP we are working on at the time.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Website Home

For all of those who read my blog and for those who don't...

I have built a new website way over yonder at Weebly.com.

After trying to rebuild my blogspot (limited freedom) as my website, I realized I wanted a more creative and free site where I can do what I want to do and when I want to do it.

Weebly is made for us dummies, or for those of us who do not have the time for all that html building from scratch(ing our heads). It is drag and drop, upload, click and move, and it has its own photo editing (though limited) and formatting text. It was so easy that I managed to build my site in less than three days. I will add more later as time goes on.

One of the features I loved most is that it has NO TIME OUT. I hated it when I would be deep in building and writing html and uploading pictures etc, then linking to them, blah blah...only to have the file manager time out and I lose an hour of editing in a nanosecond.

Take a look at my new website and give me some feedback. Plus, check out Weebly.com if you are looking for an easy and fast way to build a site for all your hard work at writing. It even has a free blog - just drag and drop it from the tool bar to your page and POOF...you have a blog YOU control without flopping back and forth between your dashboard and the trunk. No seatbelts needed for Weebly.com!

http://lucindabilya.weebly.com <--check my new cyber home out.

I will still come here from time to time to post some thoughts about writing, but my wild and insane musings and ramblings will be playing around over at my new blog: http://lucindbilya.weebly.com/blog.

Thanks for being patient while I wonder off into the wonderful land of Indie Publishing where there are no fiery hoops, no games, and no attitudes of superiority merely because someone won the Agent Lotto by going around on the Query-go-round. I am old and tired...and I like life as simple as I can get it with fewer games to have to compete in.

warm regards Luci