Yearly Archives: 2011



Back to the Grind, yo.

I don’t know where that yo came from. I just suddenly feel like Marky Mark. Trying to stay on track/ ahead of my 1000 words/ day posting schedule. This is what keeps me on track for the year. I don’t aim for 1000 words and then stop, but I don’t stop until I hit 1000 words. Sometimes, like tonight, I go a bit over if inspiration strikes. Inspiration didn’t take me too far over 1000 tonight. I managed to get in 1,124 before it started to drone on and get boring. I’m going to break for a bit and if I feel like moving on tonight I will. Chances are […]



The first 10,000 words of the year…

A new chapter in my fan fiction serial saga “All I Wanna Do” has been posted at my archive here and at the fan fiction archive here. It is just barely 10,000 words or the maximum that can fit into one chapter on efiction archive software. I’m hoping that since I have the initial travel and the first day down, that I can skip through a few days in the next chapter while still making it meaningful. It has to be about more than looking at ruins. The relationship has to sort of… change… on this trip. At least that’s my plan! What I liked about this chapter: I don’t know, […]



I’m writing, I swear. Swear.

I wrote some last night, almost 2000 words. Then I did some editing and writing at work today. I got up to a particular point– a pivotal scene… okay it’s a sex scene. I couldn’t write that at work, what with people coming up behind me. I got up to almost 9K words. Since this is a double chapter, I have ~9000 more to go. :/ Reading as well. My good friend and author Rebecca Abbot Miller just finished her new book Going Home (third in the Quintessential Series) and I got to read the final chapters. Can’t wait until it’s out and everyone can read it. I’m still trying […]




Free Writing Books at BN.com

Free Writing Books at BN.com

I downloaded some goodies for my Nook today. Thought I would share since you don’t have to have a device to grab these, just access to a free reader or the app on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. I like to have a mobile version that I can look up and don’t have to get up and dig through the bookcase to find. Writing Clear Prose by George Perkins The Storyteller’s Art by Francis Porretto Elements of Style (not free, $.99) by William Jr. Strunk How to Write a Great Book and Get It Published by Tom Evans Worth Writing About and Other Stories by Mitch Lavender StoryStarters by Clifford Fryman Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson How […]



Write on! Sorta.

Write on! Sorta.

I tried to get some writing in today. Mostly just cleaned up what I’d already written, adding words here and there. Since I am already ahead for the month (I turned in my 2010 numbers early and decided to count anything I wrote afterward to 2011), I’m not stressing about it but I don’t want to get out of my 1000 words a day practice. I only have about a 4 day buffer and I want to stay ahead.