Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My very first craft guest blog!!


I know it's a lot of exclamation points, but it's exclamation point worthy.

This was probably the hardest thing I ever did. Not so much the actual post--which was like plucking an ingrown hair from the back of my neck--but getting past the books I've been reading, their word-usage, and my pride, to the point where I just threw my hands up and went, "I'm odd. They'll have to deal with it."

Guess I was afraid of looking stupid. All those big names and me. It's a strange feeling, but totally worth it.

Running in the dark, chaos theory for pantsers


Eva Gale said...

You are brilliant, not odd.

jodi said...

lol--Eva, please tell that to my pysch teacher because all my assignments keep bouncing. ((hugs you)) Thanks for believing in me.

Hailey said...

I really enjoyed your post. I saw your mention of a class on RD and I'll try to get in for that.

What you say makes sense to me.

I have enough talent to keep my publishers interested, but enough quirks I think they might have broken me while trying to help me learn my craft.

I second guess myself to the point now where I've turned down two contracts that garnered praise over "my best work to date" simply because I can't accept that it is, or that it can't be improved.

I sit and stare at the screen and debate what I want to do and write versus what I've been told to do and how to write.

Reading through your archives is a kind of healing for me. I can't say how much I appreciate your work.

jodi said...

awww...damn it. That makes me want to post.

Thanks Hailey :)