Cheryl Angst, Writer

Writer of strange tales – because no one ever accused me of being normal.

Brushing Off the Dust September 22, 2013

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*cough* *cough*

Waves arms through billowing dust.

“Is anyone still out there?”


Well, as the title of this post suggests, I am planning on actually posting here on a regular basis again. Yipee!

In addition, I am also brushing the dust off my writing life. I seem to have let it wither and grow stagnant this past year (okay, 18 months, but who’s counting) and I’m not cool with that. I’ve put a few things in place over the summer to help revitalize things.

1) I read, and read, and read, and read. Not just books on writing, but really awesome books in general. I don’t think there’s any better way to find inspiration!

2) I plotted out an outline for a contest I want to enter this fall. If you’re not aware of it, Jim Henson Co. and a major publishing house have teamed up to search for someone to write the first novel in a YA series of prequels to The Dark Crystal. Gelflings FTW!

3) I broke down and admitted I can’t write from the hip. I’m not a pantser. So, when I started writing a new novel in the spring and I told myself I could wing it, I shouldn’t have been surprised when the first 10k didn’t turn out very well and I’d basically written myself into a corner.

4) Which means I hammered out an outline for the novel that actually makes sense AND has me totally stoked to write it.

5) I bought a tablet that runs Office 2013, and it’s so compact I can carry it and a full keyboard in my purse. Hooray for no longer having to lug my laptop around! Now I can write anywhere, anytime!

I also have some news to share, but I can’t do that just yet. No, it’s not exciting news. It’s not good news and it’s not bad news. It’s a change. I’ll tell you all about it as soon as I’m cleared to do so.

I promise.

And on that note, I think I will head off and open a new Word doc and start writing.



One Response to “Brushing Off the Dust”

  1. Tez Miller Says:

    Looking forward to finding out your news :-)

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