Yearly Archives: 2010


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 […]



Keeping my eyes on my own paper

Keeping my eyes on my own paper

I hestitate to even type this, because it seems like a reverb of posts before it… things I’m gonna do, things I want to do, goals I want to hit, blah blah blah. I guess this is another one of those posts, because the things I want to do aren’t getting done. I had to admit to a friend yesterday that I was jealous of her. There she was, minding her own business, when an opportunity to write a column opened up and she went for it. She hasn’t spent the last 2 years honing her craft, writing hundreds of thousands of words, poring over her writing, worrying over content, […]



Another chapter on the books…

Another chapter on the books…

I remember back when I was trying to finish this story… last year…. and I said I didn’t even want to hit Chapter 30 because I thought that was ridiculous. Here I am at Chapter 40 and still going strong. In my mind, we have quite a bit more story left to tell. Who knows how many chapters, but we know how I hate to rush through these things.  I’m truly enjoying spinning this yarn. It’ll finish when it finishes. What slows me down, sometimes, is resarch. Research is King and I like to do a lot of it. This chapter found our main characters driving through Tennessee, from Kingsport […]