HOME FIRE:  THE BIG YEAR  WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Linda S!  (FROM THE ROGERS COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR!)

OTHER WINNERS:
AMY G.,
DOROTHY H., Nancy L., Nancy E., Julie T.,Rita B.

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Nancy Ann Books
PO Box 47392
Plymouth, MN 55447

Home Fire:  The Journey Home  is now on  Amazon!

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Congratulations to Jan!  She is the winner of the June drawing-Autographed copies of
Home Fire:  Sarah and Charlie and Home Fire:  The Journey Home!
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Writer’s Workout

Seek Out Other Writers

By Nancy Ann

Being a writer can be a lonely thing.  Many people just “don’t get” why writing brings joy and fulfillment to you.  That’s okay.  They don’t have to get it.  If the mere process of putting thoughts to paper, then rearranging the works, examining the punctuation over and over again until you’ve deemed it perfect enlightens you, then so be it.

I’ve know people to have jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.  Now, this is not my cup of tea, but it was wild and exciting to them.  The world would be a boring place if we were all the same.

But still, as a lonely writer, it’s good for you to seek out other writers who do “get it”.  These are people you can talk to without having to explain yourself.

If you think that you are too shy to meet up with other writers, think again.  Most writers are introverts.  However, in order to advance even further in your writing career, try to overcome this shyness, at least some of it. 

Seek out a writers group in your area and of a similar genre.  You’ll be surprised at how much you have in common with one another.  If one group doesn’t work out, try another.  Having the support and advice of your fellow writers is a good thing!

BIG NEWS!
HOME FIRE:  THE BIG YEAR WAS
RELEASED JUNE 22, 2015!

Nancy’s Notes

 

Make Room for Writing

By Nancy Ann

When I made the decision back in 2006 to stop dabbling at writing and to make a go of it, I found that I had to jettison some of my hobbies.  I had to make room in my daily schedule in order for writing to have a serious place.  Aside from working full-time and maintaining the usual household chores, I also had a wide variety of hobbies.  I knew that some of them would have to go or at least be set aside.

Gardening is my most time consuming interest and I knew I was not going to give that up.  Oh no.  Gardening is much more than just a hobby to me.  It feeds my family.  Sure, I could buy my fresh veggies, but that just isn’t my style.  Each year I plot and plan the next best garden design.  I look forward to it.  It’s a stress reliever.  It’s physical exercise.  It’s in my blood.  It is part of who I am and what makes me “me”. 

So, without being able to give up gardening, I looked at what else was on the table:  candlemaking, soapmaking, crocheting, sewing…I’ve nearly eliminated all of these to make room for writing.  It was a bitter/sweet parting.  If I hadn’t, I would never have finished writing Home Fire:  Sarah and Charlie.  And now, nine years later (wow!) I’ve had three books published since 2012! 

I still work fulltime and I’m not a bestselling author, but I am fulfilling a dream that I’ve had since I was a little girl.

If you think that you don’t have the time to devote to your writing, I encourage you to reconsider.  If you truly want to become a published author, traditionally or as an indie, you have to write.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

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