I “R” A Graduite.

I “R” A Graduite.

It’s official! 6 weeks, 12 lessons, 8 assignments,  12 quizzes, one final exam and I am a graduate of Advanced Fiction Writing! \o/ This was my first class and I really enjoyed it. Started off kind of easy but then it got a little more difficult, which I didn’t mind at all. I picked up some great tips, and techniques, dos & don’ts and now I have all of the lesson plans saved for future reference– a really good starting point along with all of the writing books I have bought (and haven’t finished– I have an excuse, they’re all packed up!) So now I am thinking I will take […]



GYWO “Freedom Edition”: July 4, 2009

GYWO “Freedom Edition”: July 4, 2009

It’s time for the word count that I forgot to do on June 30th. I need to set some kind of reminder! I started doing this at the beginning of the year, based on a Livejournal community doing the same thing. I missed the deadline by a few days :( so I decided to challenge myself to do it. The idea is based upon the adage that only 10% of your material will be usable, and if that’s true then the only way to produce quality writing is to write more.  So in order to write more … I uhm…. write. More. Hence, Get Your Words Out. What Counts? For […]




I just can’t.

I just can’t.

I can’t. CANNOT. take anymore right now. It just occurred to me tonight that I haven’t blogged since last week, but I set up this blog to be my writing blog and not a personal one (because my personal life is so boring even *I* am not interested in it, let alone enough to write about it. There’s nothing exciting about ‘got up, went to work, came home, wrote, went to sleep’. Meh) and I haven’t really had much ‘writey’ things to blog about. And, I find that I can either write, or I can blog about writing. I’d rather write, so I’ve been plugging toward completion on my WIP. […]



Too High to Get Over (Yeah, Yeah)

Too High to Get Over (Yeah, Yeah)

Too Low To Get Under … stuck in the middle and the pain is thunder… The world lost an icon yesterday. Three of them this week—Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and then suddenly and unexpectedly, Michael Jackson. Jackson’s career spanned decades, producing over 700 million albums sold worldwide, numerous sold out concert tours and the greatest selling album of all time with Thriller. From the Jackson 5 to the Jacksons to that skinny kid in loafers, tight red pants and a red leather jacket with way too many zippers and a jheri curl crooning ‘Beat it… Beat it… no one wants to be defeated’, Michael set the world on fire with […]



You like me! You really like me!

You like me!  You really like me!

Cue dramatic music…………and scene! YAY, I got another award! I might just have to keep up this blogging thing. It’s awesome on the ego! KM Weiland over at Wordplay has passed on the “Lova Ya” award to The Sweet Escape! The “Love Ya” Award states: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to other bloggers who must choose to pass it on and include this cleverly-written text into the body […]



GYWO: June 21

GYWO: June 21

Time for another edition of Get Your Words Out! Yeah I haven’t updated this count since May 1. Holy goodness. Good news is, I don’t think I’ve written much in the last six weeks, so it should be an easy one! At the end of April I surpassed my goal of 200,000 words. Uh, that was supposed to be Jan- Dec ya’ll. I’m wordy. So I increased my goal level to 300,000 and kept on truckin. So, now on……..June 21st, I am going to count everything I’ve written since May 1. Goal: 300,000 Previous Count:208,562 New Words: 41006 New Count: 249568 Words to go: 50432 I didn’t include a chapter […]



I’ve got to get a move on… and yet here I sit.

I’ve got to get a move on… and yet here I sit.

I mean, I don’t have to go anywhere. But I have ‘things’ to do: 1. I am two lessons behind on my Advanced Fiction Writing. Don’t want to let Mr Alcorn, my professor, down. Now that he knows where my blog is, I’ll just assume he’s reading it. :\ I’m also in the class with Becky and I sure can’t fall behind her. We’re in this together! 2. Chapter 19 is a hurking two parter to “All I Wanna Do” the longest story in the history of stories. Not really. It’s just long. I need to edit part one and post it for the “grabbyhands” at the Fiction Archive to […]



The Chosen One- [Review]

The Chosen One- [Review]

arol Lynch Williams presents a heart pounding, engaging novel about a girl growing up in a Polygamist community, under the watchful eye and controlling thumb of a God-like figure, The Prophet. The Chosen One seems ripped from recent headlines about the infiltration of these communities and rescues of children ordered to marry men more than twice their ages, bear children, and become one of several wives.



Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

So, yesterday was a pretty easy day, at work. And when the day is easy, I try to pull out something I’m working on and give it a go, despite the fact that I can’t really write at work, due to the distractions. It was quiet, though,and the boss was gone and the atmosphere was perfect. PERFECT, I say. Except….it wasn’t. It was quiet, for sure. My thoughts were rolling around in my head, and I was reading and editing and then I wanted to explore a tangent and started to type and all I could hear was KLUNK KLUNK KLUNKETY KLUNK KLUNK KLUNK. My keyboard is SO LOUD. And […]