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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.
September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.
“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.” In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!
Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:
Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.
Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.
In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.
Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
How Larks Write
I have always been a Lark. I am writing this before seven in the morning, pretty late for me.
One day poking around on the internet I found something called Circadian Melatonin Shift. Seems that when you get older you wake earlier. Old people who are Owls have a tendency to toward being Larks. In my case I went from Lark to Early Lark.
I liked it because the biggest distraction to my writing was the constant babble of my husband in the background. Now I was getting up three hours before he did and could write in silence for at least an hour.
I sometimes awake as early as three. Since I refuse to get up before four, I lie there going through plot points, planning out blogs, working on characters. I get up at whatever time seems to work that morning, take the dog for her walk (she is a Lark, too), read the paper (the News Journal is a quick read) and start in on my daily writing routine.
I have to write down the things I perfected earlier so I don’t forget them. Pen and paper by the bed doesn’t work for me, since I can’t write in the dark or without my glasses.
On the other hand, my internal editor, the one who sits in the back of my mind and tells me I am writing junk, doesn’t wake up until after seven.
At the other end of the day, I turn on a great TV mystery recommended by my friends and fall asleep in my chair just as it gets interesting. I have no idea who any of the perpetrators are. If it weren’t for On Demand, I would never know how anything came out.
Are you an Owl or a Lark? How do you think the difference effects your writing? Or your life in general?