Monday, July 12, 2010

Motivational Monday!

Here are some good news items from last week to jumpstart the good stuff for this week:

Literary agent Rachelle Gardner posted How to Become a Better Writer:  11 Completely Non-Writing-Related Ideas.  My favorite is "Be Creative Any Way You Can" - this includes building something with Legos!  In the comments section of that post, someone mentioned that these were good ideas not only for writing, but also for life.  I couldn't agree more!  Go check them out for a positive boost.

Stacy Post won a Versatile Blogger Award.  Congratulations, Stacy!

As for myself, I found out that Referential Magazine accepted my story, "Rooted in the Past" for publication!  And, since I will then have two stories up over there, I'll get my own Contributor's page.  Yeh!  I'll do a post when the story is up and ready for reading. 

Have a good week, everyone!  Let's keep up the momentum!


  1. Thanks for the nod, Madeline! Congrats on another acceptance at Referential! Can't wait to read it!

  2. You're welcome, Stacy. And thanks for the congrats about my story. :)

  3. Yeah, I ditto that congrats, Madeline!

    And thanks for that link to Rachelle's post. Honestly, I do all that stuff. I watch TV, eat (that's my hobby) and try new things (Twitter counts as two, right?). Seriously, I should be one heckuva writer by now! :-)

  4. Ha! You and me both! :)

    Thanks for the congrats!

  5. Madeline,
    I am so proud of you. You are doing your thing!
    I aspire to be as prolific as you.
    And Cathy, I'm glad Twitter counts! LOL
    Arlene Walker

  6. Arlene, that was so sweet - thank you!

    I'm not nearly as prolific as I'd like but I've learned I've got to go at my own pace, do it my way. I need to compare myself to myself and that's it. Comparing myself and my work to others is a slippery slope...