‘Tude-torial #4

For today’s Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude” ‘Tude-torial, I’m revealing one of my favorite tools in my Muse Arsenal.


Because let’s face it…

Sometimes as we write the books from our hearts we feel like shouting “This Book Is Fabulous” “I Am A Brilliant Writer”!

Other days, it’s more like this:

Or this:

In the above example, we’re the birds mating for life with our writing careers.  Flying into a window instead of battling brutal publishing industry winds isn’t far off base at all…is it?

If you’re like me, it doesn’t even take an entire day to drop from the highs to the lows.  I fly between extremes within a couple hours.  Okay.  Who am I kidding?  Let’s get real.  I can go from top to bottom in mere minutes.

Sounds like a writer’s life to me.

And a lifestyle that, despite its unhealthy propensities, many people aspire to try.

Check this out.

According to The New York Times, 80% of our population “wants” to write a book.  The U.S. Census reports that the United States’ population is now at 306 million people.  So that’s 245 million wanna-be novelists.

Lucky for us then, we’re not the only birds in the crazy tree.  Apparently, there are flocks of crazies trying to nest in our writing life maples…or oaks…or pines…you choose…it’s your life…your fabulous, but crazy tree.

So how do we handle these higher-than-high moments plus the devil-deep lows of our writing careers?

And how do we handle these issues with ‘Tude?

***Hint: Here’s where I reveal my Muse Arsenal tool***

I use the Bitchy Signs and Sayings like those I found in “A Writer’s Thought” Flip Chart by authors Ella James and Delilah Devlin.

I picked up this sweet gem at an RWA National Conference’s Moonlight Madness Bazaar.  (*Note:  The Bazaar itself is a treasure trove of fun and fabulous treats to pamper your muses and makes for a terrific MUSE THERAPY Trip!)

Here’s a peek at the mood-inspiring pages in the flip chart:

For more quirky fun writer’s life stuff and bitchy signs too, go to http://www.rosescoloredglasses.com!

Accumulate and absorb these one-of-a-kind treats then trick your muses to put that kind of fabulous ‘Tude on your pages!

Sexy Sassy Smart Chick Lit “It’s All About the Attitude” Wishes — D. D. Scott

P.S.  What are some of your favorite Bitchy Signs and Sayings…those that help you get-on with your BITCHOK groove (Butt In The Chair Hands On Keyboard)?

D. D. Scott is a romantic comedy debut author and a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy, plus the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL.  You can get all the scoop on her, her books and her Muse Therapy Online Classes and Live Workshops at http://www.DDScott.com.

10 thoughts on “‘Tude-torial #4”

  1. Glad you enjoyed the latest ‘Tude-torial, Chris!

    I luuuvvv that I can make y’all smile and laugh a bit at the big-ass potholes we often find ourselves in along our Yellow Brick Roads to Publishing Oz.

    Sexy Sassy Smart LMAO Wishes — D. D. Scott

  2. Tickled too, Melissa, that you’re enjoying the Bitchy Signs and MUSE THERAPY tidbits!

    And just like in any good marriage…if you can’t laugh at all the huge up and devil-deep downs of your journeys then what’s the point?! The other option is complete insanity…and the partial version is quite enough to deal with…don’t ya think?!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Never Forget How To Laugh Wishes — D. D. Scott

  3. Ohhh, Kathy…I sooo hear ya on learning how to deal with all the “crazies”…yeah, and they all think we’re the crazy ones…Ha!…how do they think we got that way?! Huh?! It’s from trying to live with all their sorry…well…u know where I’m going with this…so to all those naysayers, I say “Here’s My Sign…”

    Sexy Sassy Smart Hang Your Signs Proudly Wishes — D. D. Scott

    P.S. I teach an entire MUSE THERAPY session on how to deal with all the nut-jobs naysayers in our lives…yeah…an entire chapter of the MUSE THERAPY book too…go figure!!! LOL!!!

  4. Melissa De Silva

    hi D.D.,

    thanks for your awesome post and sharing some of your Muse material! Love the bitchy signs… also very much like your comparison of choosing the writing life as being married, for better or worse, etc. That’s a good motivating thought to keep in mind when I’m going through the ‘let’s pretend I’m not in this marriage’ modes with the writing!

    Melissa De Silva

  5. Glad you’re enjoying my Bitchy Signs, Jeanne!

    I’ll soon have a page on my website where I’ll be posting many of them plus those just-too-terrific-to-leave-out additions I get from my readers, fans. and writer/author friends!

    Fun stuff and oh-so-empowering too!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Bitchy Signs Wishes — D. D. Scott

  6. Melina —

    Sooo tickled my ‘Tude-torial helped you kick the “OMG my story totally bites” Doubt Demons!

    Just keep on truckin’ to The End, Girlfriend!

    And hang all your fabulous hats on the “OMG I rock” tree!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart I Rock Wishes — D. D. Scott

  7. I love your “bitchy” signs!!! Sometimes they just hit the proverbial nail right on the head! Keep ’em coming.

  8. Love it, love, love it! I had the 3rd one posted on my blog for years – from the early days of chick lit and ‘women’s fiction with attitude.’ Fits so well, doesn’t it? But I never knew who to credit it – how wonderful to have the name (and age).

    I’ve been struggling lately with the stupid comments you get from others when they find out you’re a writer or published, etc. The doctor said, “Oh, you write girly books.” The relatives you’ve never met but show up on Facebook, “Hey, I’ve got some notes” or “Do I have a life story to tell.” Other strangers who are ‘friends’ on Facebook, “Are you rich yet?” Or the brother-in-law who insists on telling the story about the published author in his town who just happened to stumble onto this fabulous, success writing career and maybe I could read her how-to book to find out her secret because I obviously need help. Gack!

    Today, I’ll take “back off.” Enuff said.

    So, the idea of putting out a bitchy sign sounds fabulous! lol!

  9. Oh, I so needed this inspiration this week. I’m so deep into revisions, and I’m on the “OMG I rock” / “OMG my story totally bites” yoyo.

    Thanks D.D.!

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