Sigh…that moment when you realized you antagonist has a more interesting story than your protagonist. Head-desk to infinity. Thankfully I’m still in the early planning phase of Kaye’s #FirstDraft60 so hopefully I can get this all worked out. Or I could just make the antagonist the protagonist…
It’s time!! During October and November I’m joining my friend, Kaye, in a writing challenge to complete the first draft of a novel by November 30. We’ll spend October planning and November writing. If you’re interested in joining the fun check out Kaye’s day one post here.
Blogging seems to be my nemesis. Not sure why. But I’m picking back up where I left off. Just wish I could do that with the story I was working on in July. Frankly, it’s a mess. Really. A hot, stinking mess. I don’t even want to look at the file, let alone open it.… Continue reading Start Where You Are
This week writing sucks. I hate my story. I hate trying to make the plot work. I hate even thinking about it. I don’t want to even look at the file. But I wrote a little bit today anyway. I had to. I’m a writer. What do writers do when writing is hard? They write.
Last week was mostly a bust. At least after Wednesday. I did meet my word count goal of 4k words by bedtime Tuesday. I actually had over 5k! I did blog three days. But on the work out front? Big old fail. I did do my back PT exercises one day and about five minutes… Continue reading Sunday Round Up and Goals for Next Week
Today I have two faves to discuss. Camp NaNoWriMo Buying Wine in Grocery Stores Camp NaNoWriMo First up let’s talk about Camp NaNo. For writers the whole NaNoWriMo phenomenon can be either supremely inspirational and motivating or completely overwhelming. The concept is simple-write a 50,000 word rough draft of a novel in one calendar… Continue reading Friday Favorites
Using Lisa Jacobs’ guide that you can find here, I spent a couple of hours this morning looking back over the past six months. Though the exercise is designed specifically for a creative business, something you could market on Etsy, I chose to use the exercise as more of a life plan check up. It… Continue reading Midyear Review 2016
One of my goals for the week ending was to resume blogging. I’ve done that. I’ve written my blog post due dates on my calendar. I posted Friday and today. My schedule will be Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. The second was to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. I set up my profile and my project. I… Continue reading Sunday Round Up and Goals for Next Week
Yeah, I know I posted a few weeks ago that I decided to stop blogging. Still not my favorite. But for some reason I cannot identify I work more on my fiction when I keep to a blogging schedule. Weird. So, July 1 I undertake two writing endeavors: I start Camp NaNoWriMo with a goal of… Continue reading Returning July 1
Time to check those April goals. Where are you on track? Where do you need to catch up? Where do you need to adjust or go a different direction? Here’s my progress so far. I added 4293 words to my story last week, well ahead of my goal of 3000. They will be heavily edited,… Continue reading Mid-Month Check Up