Yearly Archives: 2010


A new (old) approach to writing

A new (old) approach to writing

Some of my readers know me from the world of fanfiction. I write RPF, pretty much the same person in every story, which may mean my fanfiction days are coming to a screeching halt because if it’s one thing I hate, it’s the same story over and over again. But maybe a series……….. anyway. The archive that I use to host my stories (and a lot of archives use) is efiction. It makes it easier to track and post chapter stories and even categorize your works. There’s a limit to how many characters you can post in one chapter. On mine I think it’s like… 50,000 characters or something like […]



Needed to blog it out…

Needed to blog it out…

After deciding yesterday that everything I write sucks the big one, I actually added a chapter to All I Wanna Do. AND I really like the chapter! Go figure. :/ I wish I could capture some of this momentum to fix and finish Same Time Next Week. *looks at it* *looks away* *sighs* Baby steps. Coming up on AIWD are a few chapters I’ve been thinking about for a long time but I really have no plans as far as how to execute them. I don’t want to put a lot of time and space between updates though. Hopefully tomorrow night I can sit down with my outline and put […]



Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

I did my usual Sunday entry over at the Diary and I spoke a little about my lack of motivation when it comes to writing.  I thought I might glance back at my blog to see if I was feeling the same way around this time last year, and I think that I might have been. Maybe it’s a seasonal thing or a cyclical thing, but I just don’t feel like writing. Sometimes things come to me, additions to my WIP, conversations, ideas. I write them down… it goes nowhere, really. I sit down to add to one of the WIPs I have going and I just feel like it’s […]



FlirtFest Entry: Critique_This_WIP

On Sunday, May 16, 2010 post your favorite flirty scene, either from one of your WIPs, or a brand new one you’ve written just for this blogfest. It can range anywhere from sweet to hot, and any genre is fair game…you don’t have to be a romance writer to participate! I wrote something specifically for this Fest, but I kind of hate it. It’s so bland. Boo. Then I remembered a scene I really liked from my 2009 NaNoWriMo. It is edited from its original form but the gist is the same. Some steamy flirting going on, so this excerpt is Rated R. Excerpted from Same Time Next Week: Somewhere between the […]



Get Your Words Out, April: Slackeriffic

Get Your Words Out, April: Slackeriffic

I’ll say this… I am glad I made myself sign up for those blogfests. They will help out in my May count.  I haven’t been writing much at all, not even blogging with the same regularity and intensity over on the Diary, and only blogging here when I’ve updated something. My April numbers show it, I feel. I usually hit about 30K words a month. this month I just barely scraped 25K. Got to get on the ball! Right after I take a nap. I’ve attached the chart that I use to track and submit my numbers. There are corresponding monthly charts behind it that feed into this one. This […]



Fest!:50 Followers Baking Blogfest

Following is my entry to Charity’s 50 Followers Baking Blogfest. The challenge is to write a scene in which my characters bake something. I took the characters from my fanfiction piece. Since I’m not used to warning or rating things but people will be reading it, we’ll call this an R and warn for adult language and light sexual content in conversation, not action. They looked more like they were in trouble than if they’d been recruited.  Side by side they stood, aprons tied tightly, hands washed and dried, sullen expressions on their faces. Like thirteen year olds, except they were grown men. “Don’t even,” I said, pacing in front […]



FEST!

FEST!

I am committing myself to a couple of BlogFests, basically to get myself writing new material and to get away from the habit of writing fan-fiction and the same story, over and over. I often want to write something new but I can’t get my usual characters out of my brain and the piece devolves into the same old thing I’ve written before. I want to keep improving and expanding what I can write and to be able to shoot something out without it turning into 53 chapters. A couple of fests that I’ve signed up for (more to be added): May 1st- 50 Followers Baking Blogfest, hosted by Charity Bradford Write a […]



Got an itch I need to scratch…

I feel like I haven’t written anything new in a long time. Probably because it’s true. I’m not talking novel length. Something short. A writing exercise. Or something. I’ve still only got that one story published, but THANK YOU to that benefactor that sent me the hugelongawesome list of places to submit my work! Now all I have to do is write something! I’ve been following Courtney Reese for a couple of weeks now (uhm fellow Criminal Minds fan, HELLO match made in heaven)  and she posted a GINOURMOUS list of blogfests going on… basically where someone issues a challenge to write along a specific topic and then submit their entry. Fun, […]



Curvy Jones on: Dipping A Toe Into The Pool

Curvy Jones on: Dipping A Toe Into The Pool

More fanfiction updates. WEEEE! This story is coming along, albeit slowly. Ch 43 is up at my archive and also the NFiction archive. The title of the chapter (You Are the Words, I Am the Tune) will have Neil Diamond replaying through my brain for about a week Can’t you just hear Neil singing? Song she sang to me Song she brang to me Words that rang in me Rhyme that sprang from me Warmed the night And what was right Became me You are the sun I am the moon You are the words I am the tune Play me Last week, I had some “genius” idea to incorporate […]



New books! A Reliable Wife & The Girl She Used To Be

New books! A Reliable Wife & The Girl She Used To Be

Last week I was craving the feel of an actual book in my hands. For more than a year, I’ve been reading books via the Kindle App on my iPod Touch. It’s a great way to carry my Reading and To Be Read libraries around with me. I find opportunities to read at the oddest times and the oddest places. It’s nice to not have to dig a book out of my purse. Sometimes though, I just want to hold a book in my hands. I love the smell of a new book, a spine that hasn’t been cracked, pages that almost feather and the printing dust that flies out […]