Monday, September 19, 2005

These Things I Know

1. I just put a manuscript in the mail today. Wow, that felt good. Now I  do know I need to just forget about it and focus on the next thing.
2. I know I don't want to write for nothing. My time is worth something.  I'm not  saying I'll never send an article to a non-paying magazine, and I'd certainly write for my church without expecting payment; but in general, I don't think I'm wrong in expecting to be paid for my time.
3. I know I can write. I've had my doubts along the way but going through the process from idea to query to article just fed my passion to write.
4. My favorite part is still the editing! Maybe that sounds weird, but I've edited so many other people's stuff in the past and it's so fun to arrange thoughts in a logical, straightforward manner. It's even more fun when the thoughts come out of my own cranium!
5. I know I could do this full-time.
6. I know I better get myself organized!
7. I know the first thing I'm buying when I get the money - a new laptop!

2 comments:

Katrina said...

Dianne, this was great to read! And, you're not weird...at least, no weirder than I am. I, too, enjoy the 'red pen phase' of writing much more than the 'blank page phase.' Editing is more fulfilling to me, I think. Great job getting that manuscript in the mail. I'm rooting for you!

Bridget said...

Oh, editing...I love it, too...it's kind of an obsessive sickness for me! :)