Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Cat Herders

Okay, I’ve heard many times dealing with writers is like herding cats. Over the years, I’ve realized this is so, so true. Writers are truly the creative ilk of the universe. They live in their own little worlds then they do what they feel is pertinent for their life and their career regardless of the real impact. We all know cats are truly only out for themselves.

As I turn 52 on the 21st, yes I really am that old, I can see the big picture and can’t say that this is true of every writer. There are those out there with hearts of gold and a true desire to help their fellow writers. I should know as I’ve been helped by a few in my lifetime. For this I am forever grateful. But to get those fellow writers to agree on a subject, that’s a special art unto itself.

Writers can’t agree most of the time because they have been alone on this journey for so long, they don’t know how to be part of a group at the moment they are finished with a project or even in the middle of it. But by the same token, once said project is done and to the editor, they can’t wait to flock together to share their experience.

Every writer has more than one thing in common with another. Some more than others and those will be able to form close bonds which tie them to the other author for whatever reason. Those who are able to put all things aside will form critique groups and writer groups because of their need to learn more and if nothing else, to share the experience.

Here are two videos which I think you’ll see shows this subject quite well:

I hope those picked up your spirits...they did mine.

Now, the quote of the day is:

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Isn’t this the truth? As romance writers, we definitely need to fill our pages with our heart. Our heart is where it’s at and we can come up with those HEAs.

Happy writing and reading!

See you all tomorrow!



  1. A brilliant quote. After all the heart is where it all comes from to give that great HEA. :)
    Thanks Lynn. And 52 ? Damn you look like a young girl. Lucky girl you. :)
    Carol L.

  2. Thanks, Carol.

    And you're correct, every thing we write in romance should come from the heart.

    Thanks for stopping by!