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October 17, 2011


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I can easily visualise you commiserating about your naughty WIPs! *LOL*

I do agree that writing needs to be fun.

If it is your main source of income, then you will be much richer if it remains fun.

If it is a part time activity then one should only write when the inspiration is there and the adrenalin is flowing. It will then remain fun.

If searching for inspiration, take a walk through the gorgeous Autumnal New England scenery, and think beautiful thoughts.

That's my mud pie for the day. *smile*

Donna Cummings

Q, thanks for sharing your mud pie! I always love the gifts you bring. :)

Today it's a blustery New England day, and I decided to stay indoors with my pot of coffee, watching the leaves blow around while I'm snug and warm inside.

I'm making mudpies today with a novella, and some blog posts, and I'm having a lot of fun. A lovely, perfect day. :)

Kari Marie

This is so true Donna. Too many times I sit down with a heart full of fear or dread, wondering if muse will bless me or curse me during my writing time. I would be better off approaching it with a devil-may-care attitude and just have fun with my story. Who cares if it won't sell or if it isn't good, what matters is if I love it. The rest can be fixed.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Cummings

Kari Marie, I'm glad it inspired you. I know what you mean about the fear or dread--they're usually worse than anything I can dream up. LOL I think the devil-may-care attitude is what I'm shooting for now, too. :) My stories deserve that.


This might sound odd, but I think I have a much easier time making mudpies if I'm writing in the POV of a mudpie making type of character. LOL My heroines are usually a bit afraid of mudpies -- the poor worry-warts. :) So lately I've tried rewriting some scenes in the hero's POV and found I could play. She'll join in when she's ready. LOL

Donna Cummings

Melissa, I think I know what you mean! My heroines are probably similar, so sometimes they have to be persuaded to jump into the mess. LOL But it's a great idea to explore the scene from the mud-pie-makers's POV. There's a lot to be learned there. :)


Exactly, Donna! I do feel like my heroines need some persuasion (is that how that's spelled?), which can seem like work on my part. Heck, I even stumble over how to spell it. LOL

Donna Cummings

Well, when I said "persuasion", it was because I didn't want to say "coercion". LOL So similar, but it made me sound mean if I said I forced my characters to do something!

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