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Feeling Discouraged…. can I really do this?

  Over the weekend I went to a workshop with two wonderful editor’s, Mary Knipple and Teresa LeYung Ryan, great ladies and always positive. I printed out my manuscript for the workshop and what a thrill, to see it, as one, neatly stacked pile of paper. What wasn’t so thrilling was seeing how rough my manuscript is.  Then I was looking forward to editing this from the beginning. But…. I have to finish my ending (I’m still working on it). Why am I discouraged? I’m feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that I don’t have enough knowledge. Will it come to me? Will it be too hard? Am I good enough? Then. I start thinking I should quit and wonder why I’m even trying. But… I so desperately want to finish my story and run through my draft and polish it with the knowledge I have. I will continue to educate myself and make edits to my draft. Why? Because I need to. I am thankful for my writing friends who gave me a much needed pep talk. “Every…

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Am I a published author?

  I’m excited! Can you tell? I had to post a picture of the articles. My letter to the editor was published in our local paper, The Castro Valley Forum and the Daily Review. Can I call myself a published author or maybe a writer? When do we become our dream? I’ve written a children’s book, Wicky Wicky Woo Woo, but it has not been published, neither has my contemporary women’s fiction novel, Scent of a Husband. I have written… so I can call myself a writer, but I’m not published unless I count these two articles. Many would call themselves “published” when their letters are printed in an official publication. I’m not sure if I think of myself as published since it’s a letter to an editor and not an article. Anyone in cyber- land have an opinion?   “I, Diana Lynn, believe that everyone deserves a rainbow and I inspire women to discover who they are.” http://blog.dianalynnwrites.com “Like” Diana Lynn on Facebook

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I took a leap…

  I jumped from the cliff of uncertainty  by sending my first query and this is my first “official” letter from the world of writing. It doesn’t matter that it’s not an acceptance or a rejection. It is a step toward what was thought of as a dream. Nothing can become a reality if you don’t take that first step -this was mine.   “I, Diana Lynn, believe that everyone deserves a rainbow and I inspire women to discover who they are.” – http://blog.dianalynnwrites.com  “Like” Diana Lynn on Facebook

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Hospital Volunteers

  A Writer’s Journey… I’m almost done with my  Scent of a Husband novel. Yesterday I did research by going to a hospital. I had a few what if questions so I could get some facts right. I also wanted clarification on what hospital volunteers do and why they volunteer. First people volunteer for various reasons: 1. They want to work in the medical field. 2. Retired or Widowed and looking for something meaningful. 3. They received invaluable support while a love one was in the hospital. 4. They themselves were patients and appreciated the comfort tthey were given. 5. They want to give back to the community. I interviewed the President of the Hospital Auxiliary of Volunteers. After speaking with this gentleman, who willingly gave his time, I am now thinking I’d like to someday volunteer my time.     “I, Diana Lynn, believe that everyone deserves a rainbow and I inspire women to discover who they are.” http://blog.dianalynnwrites.com “Like” Diana Lynn on Facebook

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