Monthly Archives: February 2010


Getting My Words Out: February Update

Posted 28 February, 2010 by DLWhite in Goals & Plans, Writers Write 0 Comments

We have reached the end of another month in 2010… time is flying by! It’s time again for the Get Your Words Out Word Count Report.

In the month of February, I blogged quite a bit on my personal blog, sometimes managing 7 blogs a week. I also completed a chapter of All I Wanna Do, the epic fanfic that seems like it’s never going to end but will, eventually. I also slaved over my first short story submission, Try to Say No, which I’m particuarly proud of. I’ve heard nothing about it, thus far.

My word count for February comes in at 33, 431, beating January’s 31K by a few thousand. I am at 22% of my goal for the year, which seems about right. At the end of March I should be over 25% of my goal. My YTD count is 64,756.

Sometimes I just can’t believe I write that many words!

I am hoping to get to Chapter 41 this weekend and the beginning of this week and have an update to that story by next weekend. My father is in town so I need to use my time wisely this week!



Worlds Collide…

Worlds Collide…

Things I need to do vs things that get in the way. That’s what I am dealing with, over here. I need time and space and energy and a clear mind to write. I don’t have all of those elements, but I’m working on it. Dealing with some personal issues that I would love to exorcise with writing. Unforunately I think the writing will be more self involved and not fiction. But we will see. I’d like to pull the short that I wanted to revamp and see if some ideas for turning it into a 3k -to 5k short story come to me. I feel like I am struggling […]



WIP – Try To Say No

WIP – Try To Say No

I’ve uploaded my current piece that I am trying to enter into a short story archive. Thoughts would be much appreciated! Try To Say No I forgot to mention this is a rewrite of a piece I did last year called Calm Waves and Smooth Moon, so if it sounds familiar, it is. :) I have submitted this story to two archives. Because if I didn’t do it tonight I would obsessively edit more until it was worse and I really think, after getting some thoughts from a friend, that it’s at its best. *breathes sigh of relief* One of the archives, I didn’t realize they hadn’t posted a story […]



Up & At ’em …

Up & At ’em …

Update 2: Geez. What’s a person have to do to find a critique group full of writers (good ones) that are adults? And, sorry, aren’t from the UK? The terminology and style are so different… I can’t write like a Brit and they can’t write like Americans. I joined My Writer’s Circle, finally. Read a couple of great pieces, offered some opinions and such. Overall, though I find a lot of older US writers who write fantasy, or young writers looking for help with speeches and English assignments, and writers from the U.K. *shoulders sag*  Believe me, I’m kind of annoying myself, with this. I told Green Eyes that when […]



Think I have a pretty good draft

Think I have a pretty good draft

Update 2: UGH. Putting it away for a bit, again. Driving me crazy. I keep changing things Protagonize seems like a great site but upon further review, seems more for collaborative writing.  And for the most part a lot of 15 yr olds with angst, at least that’s what I’m finding. Read a couple of pieces, one which thoroughly confused me. Offered some words of encouragement but overall felt like I could spend some more time on my own work and closed the page down. Now I am back at my own piece and asking myself questions, like why? Why would my main character stick with this person? Do I […]



Weekend Plans.

Weekend Plans.

Write. Write. Write some more. Look for some books. Leave the house. WRITE. I am hoping to get a start on Ch 41 of AIWD. Got some ideas rolling around but the chapter needs a purpose. A goal that I need to achieve in writing it otherwise I will write into oblivion. Maybe some planning tomorrow. More editing on Calm Waves and Smooth Moon. I made some really great progress last night before I stopped to watch one of my fave shows. Tonight I have been playing around (obviously, with my theme) and enjoying my Friday night. If I’m reading it right, I should have about a month to come up with […]




No writing tonight…

No writing tonight…

Did not make the time. The break actually felt glorious after kind of a busy day. Hopefully will get some time to look at it more tomorrow. But YAY, because I was talking about AutoCrit on twitter the other night and they tweeted me back and gave me a discount code for 10% off of a subscription. Wow, the power of social networking, huh? Huzzah!



*Yawn* Time to call it quits for the night

*Yawn* Time to call it quits for the night

Words are beginning to swim before my eyes. Working on editing the piece I referenced earlier for possible entry to a short story archive. I think it’s a good piece but… maybe I’m just tired. It’s a little boring, to me. Little intrigue or reason to keep reading. This piece will require several edit drafts and then I am hoping to send it through Autocrit to help me point out things that aren’t obvious. The piece could use a coat of polish but honestly, I just want to use it because it’s cool! Shutting her down and snuggling into bed to watch some Criminal Minds before sleepy time!



Why am I freaking out about this?

Why am I freaking out about this?

I have great samples that can be polished/ rewritten and submitted, just for practice. Gee.. I gotta make everything so hard. I am thinking of revamping Calm Waves and Smooth Moon. Giving it a new title and a little more story and submitting it to a short story archive. Have to check to see if it has to have not appeared elsewhere first, since I put everything in my personal archive. After that, I’ll get some prompts and get to writing something new as well as plan out the next chapter of All I Wanna Do… I also want to have something submitted to The Glimmer Train by the end […]