Quote of the Day -5/5/09

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
— Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, December 21, 2008

2009 Workshop

Is anyone going to the workshop again next year?

Here's the flyer: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/

I won't be attending this year but I hope to be back in 2010 or 2011.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

God bless us, everyone!

Merry Christmas dear friends! What a wonderful time of year it is. I love Christmas with all of it's great traditions. Drinking hot cocoa, decorating a tree, singing carols, and throwing gummy bears at all my brothers and sisters Christmas eve night when none of us can sleep. I look forward to it and it never disappoints.
I just wanted to tell you all that I have had a spiritual revival this year. My faith in Christmas has been restored from the cynical view point I had in the summer. Maybe it was doing Christmas Carol over and over again, maybe it was reading the Christmas story in the bible, I'm not sure. But I think I can safely say I know what Christmas is all about again. Sharing, giving, and love are all nice and good, but they are not what Christmas is about. Christmas is about hope and joy. Hope for our salvation. Christ was born to save us from our sins. Isn't that cause for, not only hope, but incredible joy? Here we have another chance! No matter what we've done, no matter bad decisions we've made, here we have a second chance! It came in the form of a baby. Sweet, pure, and innocent, just like how we can be. We can go back to the purity we had as children, clean of sin and ready to start anew. Christmas is a celebration of this and a chance to start over for the coming year. Doesn't that make you brim with hope and joy? Doesn't it make you want to run through the streets compulsively hugging people and shouting 'Merry Christmas' at the top of your lungs? No matter how old you are, no matter how many mistakes you have made, here is your hope and joy! Seize it! Make the most of this opportunity. In the coming year, try harder to prepare and prevent rather than having to repair and repent.
I may be preaching to the choir, but I was just aching to get this out. I make no apologies to any who don't believe in Christmas, or maybe those who feel I'm being self-righteous, This is for me as much as it is for the world. Joy to the world! God Bless you! I love you all and hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Query Holiday

http://cynleitichsmith.livejournal.com/132941.html

With details on a query holiday... ie, a group that wants to see gleaming first chapters without a query letter for a limited time. Go look!

Monday, December 1, 2008

NaNo 2

Who all that participated in NaNo finished?

I finally did today! WOO! A finished novel, 50,225 words long. :)