Friday, April 20, 2012

R Stands For...

Well, I thought about Robyn. But I decided to go with reflections of Robyn. *wonders if she gets an extra point for having two R words* Thinks she can even work three R words into her post. Hmmm. 
Red Robyn's reflections! *pats back*
My reflections come while writing. These reflections are leading me to love my stories. I realize (another R word) that my writing is getting better and better. *finally* I remember (I must really be scoring some points here) how I felt in the beginning. I thought I was the best writer I had ever met. (Boy was I dumb!) I reorganized my time to fit my writing in. It felt real. Like I was supposed to be doing this. Now I will reap (if you're counting, that's eight R words) the benefits of a writer's life. I will never get rich, this I know. But I should be able to take a relaxing vacation every now and then. (Ten) *wonders if she has more R words than anybody in the A to Z* Hmmm.
In other words y'all. Reflect on why you're writing, remember how you wrote at the beginning, realize how much better you are now, and reap the benefits of having your stories read by your reading audience. Be happy. This is a wonderful life. Aren't we lucky?? 
Click on my flashy alphabet box for more A to Z posts. Eight more to go! *waving*

25 comments:

  1. I didn't count my R words but I definitely think you're ahead. =)

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  2. I absolutely adore this post!! and totally love Robyn's reflections. ;D

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. "Reflect on why you're writing, remember how you wrote at the beginning, realize how much better you are now, and reap the benefits of having your stories read by your reading audience. Be happy. This is a wonderful life. Aren't we lucky??" Well, I couldn't have said it better Robyn dear. Love your reflections.

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  4. Robyn, I went through the same trajectory. My piece of junk was the best thing since sliced bread. Then I received rejections. With feedback. And the more advice I read, the more I realized I didn't know. But sometime near the end of 2010, it began coming together.

    Let's hope we're reflecting on this post after our lucrative book deals in the not-so-distant future. I bet you get there first!

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  5. Yes, you get extra points for so many R words AND you get chocolate. It has antioxidants in it, so it's okay on your diet. I'll write you a note. :)

    Thanks for helping me reflect on writing, how much I've grown, and all that good stuff!

    Happy Friday, amigo,
    Karen

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  6. Definitely the most "R" words.

    Love your reflections today. It's good reminder to look back once in a while so you can see how far you've come.

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  7. Very impressive, bff! You R-ock!! :)

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  8. You definitely get extra points for rendering so many Rs! :-)

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  9. Hahahaha! What a delightful post. You made me giggle the whole time I was reading it. You not only get brownie points for all the extra Rs, but you get big honkin' bonus points for your humor! Thanks for the chuckles! :)

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  10. Hi Robyn .. yes relaxing into riting readable renditions is the thing isn't it - people get comfortable reading your words .. so it's fine and we feel happier at the receiving end. Well I do certainly ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  11. Excellent use of 'R." A+ :-) Really radical.

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  12. Three points! And a treat.

    Thanks for the reminder to slow down and reflect more often on my writing.

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  13. What do you mean we don't get rich by writing? I have been deceived.

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  14. It's the journey not the destination and I'm enjoying the ride!

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  15. I don't care how many "R's" you have...your final sentence is a winner!

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  16. I have so far to go... But the journey is so much fun on the road with Robyn!!

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  17. You really rocked the R words Robyn! Read, reflect, revise, re-envision, reap rewards, remember, reorganize, relate, reveal, rock on! :)

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  18. Yes, extra credit is due to you for using so many R words...I love the word reflect and yeah, while writing won't make me rich, it certainly provides me with peace of mind!

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  19. I am most impressed by your creativity of using so many R words.

    I'm a big proponent of looking back at what we've written to gauge where we are today. Take out something your wrote last year, three years ago or longer. Those things written back when ignorance was the rose in the glasses. Boy, haven't we improved?

    Enjoyed your article, Robyn.:-)
    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  20. I adore this post so much! I really like reading your writing.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  21. I also reflect on my writing and how I've improved over time.

    Great R words.

    Have a great weekend.

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  22. Hi Robyn! Wonderful reflections post. You get +++ points for all the R words you used. : )

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  23. Fun and informative post! You get a double thumbs-up for ten R-words!
    Way to go!

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