Friday, June 14, 2013

Celebrating....Reading (but read on...)


We have another Friday - another week come and gone, and time for this blog hop, the brainchild of Viklit (check the linky below) that provides a wonderful chance to sit back, think and smile.  And share.  I've been blogging for a bit, from the standpoint of how many months or years are involved. But there is a lot I did not know or appreciate until I stumbled across this blog hop and started participating. 

Do check the other posters and celebrate!  It's hard to feel upset or hopeless when a number of people open your eyes (mine, at least) to the small wonders that are well worth celebrating. 


Peanut butter and Jelly and a good book...
I wasn't able to post last week, and I missed it.  But I have an offering for this week.


I love to write.  I like storytelling, and I love my characters.  It sounds odd to those who don't write, but characters take on a life of their own.  For me, at least, it is separate from my work - once I distance myself. 

Oddly enough, writers often forget to read what they have written.  And that is a shame, because it's rather like forgetting to cut yourself a slice of the cake you're serving up. 

So here is what I am celebrating this week:
Enjoying the fruits of my labor.  It's actually an enjoyable read. 

What do you have to celebrate?  Why not join?  See below.



 

16 comments:

  1. Enjoying the fruits of your labor is so wonderful. Congratulations being able to do that.

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  2. Congrats on enjoying the fruits of your labour! How nice! :)

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  3. I agree with you. My characters have come to life in my head, and I believe that happens with most writers. My debut come out shortly and I hope I can enjoy reading it for the billionth time.

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    1. When you don't have to 'fix' it, it becomes enjoyable (I hope!) Congratulations on your impending debut!

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  4. A while back, I read my book—not for editing purposes or anything, but just to read it like I would any other book. It was a very strange experience.

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    1. M.J. - was it strange because you were actually not fiddling with it - or because it was actually good - something you would buy for yourself if you hadn't written it? I hope the second!

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  5. Yay! I'm glad you're getting to enjoy your book as a reader this time around! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lara - You'll be doing the same in November, right? (Anticipatory happy dance going on here!)

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  6. It's easier to forget to read than to forget to eat the cake :)

    I joined the blogfest today too
    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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  7. This is a wonderful celebration! I agree writers should enjoy the fruit of their labors too :D

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    1. Thank you, S.K. - May you be enjoying smiles!

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  8. Funny, I'm actually waiting for some time to pass before I take another read of my first book. I'm looking forward to it, because I am always drawn into the story and characters, and the same parts are still so inspiring to me each time I read it.

    Enjoy your own read! Writer’s Mark

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  9. Exactly! If we didn't enjoy writing, there wouldn't be much point in doing it. I love it when I read back over something and fall in love with my characters again.

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  10. I always say reading is research :) Lately I've been torn between both, but that's a good thing. Great celebration for the blog hop.

    Meredith
    http://meredithraemusings.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thank you, C. Lee McK (I love that abbreviation but won't use if it annoys) and VikLit - I'm always in awe of others' accomplishments, and cheering them on, and it's so odd to realize that it is important for us to cheer ourselves, as well!

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  12. What a lovely reminder - to enjoy the fruits of your labour! I will keep that in mind after I have published my book, whenever that will be, one day in the not-too-distant-future... I hope...
    Peanut butter sandwich with a delicious cup of coffee and a paperback? Bliss!
    Congrats on your upcoming book release!
    Writer In Transit

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