Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Unplug Week

So this is the middle of my unplug week (these posts were made last week and scheduled), and I'm sure by now I'm feeling withdrawal badly. I'm wanting to hear all the news of my blogging buddies, wanting to laugh, cringe, cry with you all, but alas, I'm working on doing all that with my family whom I'm sure are very supportive ;)...really!

Hopefully I'll have some great stories and pics to share when I get back. But what I'm really worried about is being the last one to hear big news. Isn't that sad, I'm even competitive in the news department. Regardless, I am praying that you all have a wonderful week and that big wonderful celebration type news from you guys awaits me upon my return. I'll be cheering with you and for you in spirit if not in the comment sections this week. And to make this writing related, I'm thinking my heroine needs to be more competitive to up the steaks in my current story.

Anyone ever written a competitive character before? How did you do it without it coming across as obsessive?

Keep smiling everyone!

Surrendering to Him,



Katie Ganshert said...

I'm writing a compeetitive chracter right now. His name's Braxton. He's really fun to write!

Jessica said...

I haven't written a competitive one yet, but I'll bet she'd be fun to write, like Katie said. :-) Enjoy your week. You'll be back to the grind soon enough.LOL

Jody Hedlund said...

We miss you too, Eileen! Hope you're having a wonderful week with your family! I think it's that competitive edge that keeps us writers from growing too dull!

Stephanie Faris said...

No competitive characters yet but that's a good idea. I need to work that into a novel sometime!

Lazy Writer said...

Hope you are having a great time! Can't wait for you to get back. And no, I've never written a competitive character so I'm of no help to you there.

Keli Gwyn said...

While we miss you, Eileen, I think it's wonderful that you're embracing this time with your family. The news will still be here when you return, and I don't think anyone who had a BIG event take place will care if you join her Snoopy dance a few days after the rest of the revelers.

Krista Phillips said...

I really WANT to write a competitive character. AT my heart, it's who I am... and I could probably pull one off. Someday:-)

Enjoy your break!!!