Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A ridiculous CONTEST

Today I blogged here:

ERIN'S other blog

Surprising right? Miracle of miracles, sometimes I do blog. Lately it tends to be more there than here. I used to keep the two passions of my life--photography and writing--separate. But as I move further into those two areas it's becoming harder to draw the line. 

Today I'm giving away a WEDDING. 

Crazy, right? 

If you're already married, you could take the session as a family session, or maybe you know someone who just needs some awesome pictures to pep up their life. Regardless, go enter that contest. 

And please, for the love of all things blogger, PLEASE SHARE the link. I'm groveling at this point. I want ya'll to win. Or someone you know. 

See you over in the photography blogger world. 

luv erin.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

secret 30 of 100: liar and a cheat.

I am a lair and a cheat. 

A few months back I'm pretty sure I said I would keep this blog up better than I have. Thus, LIAR. But that's not my secret. 
"I'm not a quitter." I've said this countless times. I will NEVER start a new book without finishing the current WIP. Especially not when that WIP was 90% finished. 

Well, my secret is: 

I lied. 

In October (right about the last time I hung out in bloggerville) I had a coming to Jesus with my spy book. It was a novel I had been working on for two years. A novel that I'd written multiple completed drafts of. A novel that frankly has problems. 

One day I was sitting there, plugging away at fixing those issues, when the realization hit: I HATED THE FREAKING spy novel. I wanted to punch it in the face. Kick it to the curb. Spit on it and never ever think about a girl spy again. 

So I did. I closed my word document and opened a new one. 

Honestly, I was kind of embarrassed about the whole quitting thing and uber depressed. But then I decided:

Nobody tells me what to do!

 So if I was going to lie, might as well cheat, right? 
I opened a new word document and wrote a different novel. One that I love. One that doesn't have years of expectations behind it. One that I'm now (as in this today) writing the final scenes. 

Just thought I'd pop in and say hi.