Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lots to Think About

A few days ago, I attended the Write Here in Ephraim writing conference. Ephraim is a little town in central Utah (my favorite kind of town). It's about as far from me as Salt Lake City is, and the drive is way more pleasant. I had a great time. I got to see some old friends and meet some new ones and meet some of my online buddies in person for the first time. I love that! (No, I didn't have a camera with me. Bummer.)

The classes were VERY informative and gave me a lot to think about. Jewel Adam's class on publishing e-books has my mind churning with all sorts of possibilities. Rachelle Christensen's class on blog tours inspired a great idea for a contest. Except, now I wonder if it is such a great idea...I'm mulling it over. (So, stay tuned. I may be holding a fun contest in the near future!) Julie Coulter Bellon inspired me with her presentation on making time for our talents. She's written eight novels in just 15 minutes a day! Amazing lady.

I've got all sorts of questions rattling in my brain now about e-books and traditional publishers and markets and marketing and just what I want to achieve with my own writing. I'm a bit unsettled, actually.

But, I have started brainstorming a new novel! The processes is rather like falling in love. Fun, exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Regardless of the answers I come up with to all my new questions, the creating, the writing, the imagining--that's what really matters.

15 comments:

AstonWest said...

Hope you find answers to all your questions! But as you mentioned, the creating, writing and imagining are all that really matters.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Nothing wrong with reassessing where you're at. Good luck with the brainstorming!

tiffany said...

whatever you choose you will do well

hooray for a new novel how exciting

and you know me & my camrea just think of your camrea as a writing tool and always carry it in your bag

Angie said...

Todd, Terry, Tiff--thanks for the support. You guys are great!

ali said...

I really wish I'd known about that little conference ~ sounds like it was a winner!

And really? Julie's done that? I had no idea! That's amazing!

Good luck with your new love! I hope it's a keeper!

Jolene Perry said...

I LOVE starting something new...
Now always a good thing.
And 15 minutes a day?? I'd go CRAZY! I spend my first 15 minutes of writing time reading over what I read the previous day. THEN I jump into it and at about 30 minutes of typing, I'm really in the swing...

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I'm giving out awards for the A-Z challenge participants and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Beautiful Mommy Writer Award.
Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
~Deirdra
PS. You could easily fit into several of my award areas, but with 6 children you deserve this award! I have a hard enough time with one crazy 2 year old!

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Angie said...

Thanks, Deirdra! That's so sweet of you. =)

Stacy Henrie said...

Sounds like a great conference! And writing 8 books from 15 mins a day? I want to know all about THAT! :)

Larry and Cindy said...

Angie you are an awesome writer and I love your works. Just keep on writing and writing and writing...Love Ya, MOM

Taffy said...

I wish I had been able to attend that conference. I'm glad you got to go. Good luck on your new idea!

Christina Lee said...

I like hwo you compare it to falling in love!!! go you!

Angie said...

Love you too, Mom!

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds like a good experience. I'm trying to remember if I ever visited Ephraim. But mostly I'm wondering about all those possibilities of publishing ebooks... Like you say, got to keep writing too.