Yearly Archives: 2010


Tiny Update

Tiny Update

The winners for the January Contest at Prompted to Write were announced this week. The Storm wasn’t one of them. Ah, well. I liked it, felt it was well written and was a great entry. Onward and upward. I hope to get some writing done this weekend. Praying for inspiration and a clear mind. I think I’ll wake up and read some, in the morning before I start writing. I always have issues with writing when I haven’t been reading. Off to fall asleep to the Criminal Minds marathon!  I should try writing some crime fanfiction someday. Someday.



Giddy with Glee~

Giddy with Glee~

I wrote! I wrote! The heavens parted and words came forth! I wrote! Praise be to William Shakespeare and Strunk & White, I wrote! Lol. Have to make a big deal of it, because it’s been so long since words flowed. Crossing my fingers that I can keep up the momentum through the end of the chapter. Yesterday on my personal blog I was reminded of a weekly story that used to post on Redbook.com I think, every Friday. It was called the Story of V, and I was completely addicted to it. It was more soap opera than literary offering, but I was into it. I’ve come to think […]



Catching up… and VOTE!

Catching up… and VOTE!

Just a widdle post to check in and catch up. I’ve been having a little bit of a block, lately and having a hard time getting in the frame of mind to write anything.  FINALLY, today I was able to actually get some words down and I am a happy girl!  I got a little over 4,000 good, keep-able words. YAY. This moves one of my stories a bit further, so it can stop bothering me. Also, if you happened to like my short story prompt The Storm, it was entered into the January contest at Prompted to Write. Voting is open, so if you could please go vote for […]



Getting My Words Out: January

Getting My Words Out: January

Today is the 31st, which marks the last day of the first month of Get Your Words Out, a totally insane writing challenge for 2010. My challenge goal is 300,000 words in 2010. I’m positive I can do that… last year I missed the cut-off so I decided to do it on my own and ended up well over 350K thanks to NaNoWriMo. This year is panning out to be great as well… I checked in with an amazing 31,325 words for January. So, what comprises my word count? Whatever I write on purpose, for pleasure. I include updates to current WIPs, drabbles, writing exercises, book reviews, and blog posts […]



I’m itching to try this! [Autocrit]

I’m itching to try this! [Autocrit]

Last night as I was tiptoe-ing through my Google Reader, I opened a post from a writer I’ve been following. She’s currently editing a book and sent out some queries and is trying to get published. She posted last night about a website that she found the is sort of an auto-editor. It looks out for things like cliche’s, overused words, sentence structure, all things I wouldn’t normally look at, when I’m editing. I’m always more concerned with does it make sense, do you care about my characters, are there any misspellings? Well. WHOA, mama. The wesbite is called AutoCrit and it does some things I’ve never seen a website […]



Friday Fun

Over at my personal blog, Diary of Curvy Jones, I run a fun Friday event called the Friday Five. Every Friday I post five questions. You answer them on your blog and then post your link so other people will read it. Write as much or as little as you want. Use it as a prompt, if you wish! Then, link back to the diary so’s people know where they can see everyone else’s answers. Simple. as. that. Have some fun, answer some questions! The Friday Five



No Bang

No Bang

I am backing out of  the Original Fiction Big Bang. I would love to do it, but I have so much on my plate at the moment and some projects I NEED to finish. It’s not that it would be a waste of time, just that I need to spend the time I would put into poring over 20,000 words and put it toward other things. I have goals I’ve set for this year and I’m stressing myself out, trying to do everything that comes up. Rather, I need to pick things that are going to give me opportunities and things that are going to push my writing forward, both […]



Bang!

Bang!

Well. Now I’ve gone and done it. I got an email in my box this morning about a  “Novel Big Bang” challenge. It’s 20,000 words of original fiction. Rough drafts would be due in July. Posting would be in October. Since I have a hurking, lurking word count goal this year, that would definitely help. And it would give me great practice for NaNoWriMo in November. I don’t have any idea what I’m going to write. It has to be original, no fanfiction. I’m scared! Lol. Maybe I’ll use the prompt wheel and flesh some things out, see what feels like it could expand into 20,000 words. For NaNo I didn’t […]



Mr Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious!

Mr Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious!

Lazy Sunday. I’m experiencing another lazy weekend morning. I woke up, on my own, around 7am. Hasn’t happened in awhile.  I remember when I used to wake up at 5 am, easily. I used the peace and quiet to edit a prompt I had entered into a contest. I wasn’t going to edit it, but I thought I’d better not try to act like I’m perfect or anything. Writers can be incredibly narcissistic. My words are golden, because I wrote them. I don’t want to delete any of them! In the end, the feedback was useful and I managed to add some things, move some things around, make sense of […]



A Prompt: The Storm

A Prompt: The Storm

Written for:  @PromptedtoWrite The Assignment: You’re out having a picnic and suddenly, you feel an incredible calm.  You look up to the sky and the clouds are shifting in a menacing way.  What’s going on? Who were you with?  What happens now? Give us 100 words (or more, if you like) and be sure to share if you blog it! The Inspiration: Final Draft.