Monday, December 31, 2007

MMWUC for December 31, 2007

Writers, take the day off. Take tomorrow off, too. But like Scrooge said to Bob Crachett, "Be here all the early the next day," the first day of your future writing career starts with a cold, hard stare in the mirror. What do you really have to do to be the best writer you want to be? I have to make my opening forty pages sizzle more.

The joy of writing and the struggle to get published begins anew.

By the way, I'm having oysters on crackers at midnight. How do you ring in the new year?

7 comments:

Beth said...

Wise words, Rick. May your dreams come true this year. I'll be home tonight, hiding from the snowbirds! Then again, they'll probably be in bed by 9...maybe I'm hiding from the locals...

Lorraine_Bartlett said...

Can't take the day off. Or tomorrow. Only 32 days until the ms. is due. YIKES!!!!!

I'm ringing in the new year with REM sleep. (Oh, and sun-dried tomato pate on crackers before I hit the rack.)

Austin Carr said...

Roast pork, greens, and black eyed peas.

Rick Bylina said...

Lorraine...Best of reasons NOT to take the day off. :-)

Austin...Black eyed peas are a southern tradition for NYD. Is one of your adventures going to reveal the fact that you're not really from New Jersey, but "...born in the backseat of a Greyhound bus, rolling down highway 41?"

Nancy P said...

Rick, you're so witty and original. Justice demands that you get published, and the sooner the better. It would help if Justice would demand that in the presence of a few agents and editors, and maybe this is the year that she will.

Happy NY to vous.

paul lamb said...

SLEEP!

Rick Bylina said...

Sleep? What's that?