I recently updated my Writers Write page to indicate the current projects I am working on. One of them is something I started last year but I simply wasn’t ready to jump into an original longform piece. SO I kept writing and kept it around and since 2009 was such a good writing year, I decided to make this piece my project for the year. By the end of 2010, I want to have a completed original longform piece. Novel, I guess. So today I dug out the few thousand words I wrote before I shelved it and have already begun rewriting and reshaping it. I believe I have a […]
This story begins oh, so right. Niffenegger (you mind if I call her Audrey? That name is a toughie)jumps right into the middle of the story and wades around in it. Our main character, you see… dies on Page One. And I figure if someone dies on Page One, there’s a good reason for it and a good story behind it.
I’m a huge fan of period pieces, especially if the author does a superb job of transporting the reader back to a simpler time. I’m not really a thriller reader, so I had never even thought to read Sandra Brown before. It was a recommended novel on a Kindle list so I picked it up one day a few weeks ago.
I feel… excited. Anticipating something great… I keep a separate blog, a personal blog away from this one because I want this one to be specifically about my writing, focusing on it, keeping it in my face with pinpoint precision. On my personal blog, I don’t have too much excitement about the New Year. It’s coming, whether I get excited about it or not. That’s not to say I’m forlorn or depressed, I just didn’t really create a lot of things to be excited about in the next year. That might change in January but… I’ve become more seat-of-the-pants in other aspects of my life, not just my writing. We’ll just see […]
I’ve been thinking, and thinking a lot about the New Year as a writer, and reading lots of great advice on how to approach and achieve my goals. I found this through the #writing chat on twitter, and thought I would share! Hopefully it will help someone else, it’s definitely given me some things to think about. Source: Beneath The Cover Get Re-Excited about Being a Writer! By Susan Goodsell – Dec 28 , 2009 New Year’s Resolutions—Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you simply cannot escape them! Personally, January 1st has always given me a thrill. I get a sort of “back-to-school” feeling and enjoy the whole mentality that, “The […]
Just found this excellent post that I’m planning to put to good use in 2010. Thought I’d share it! It’s from Year Zero Writers As writers and creators of content, more and more we’re finding it necessary to turn to the Internet to showcase our work. While we cannot be in several places at the same time, it’s possible for our material to exist in numerous corners of the Internet, all at once. In an age where Literary Agents and Publishers are holding back on marketing their authors’ books we simply have to turn to each other to propel our material to different audiences, something one person can’t possibly do on […]
… and a Happy New Year!
Yeah. I’m about to lose my mind up in here, up in here. I’m setting my literary goals for 2010, and thinking back to 2009. I started the year off with a goal to simply write, and write more. I had really started to get back to it in 2008, late in the year, after a long, decades long, really long break from it. 2009 was the Year of Writing for me, a year of putting my goals in my face and working hard at it. I set a goal for myself to write 200,000 words (or more). I stopped counting the words after 300,000. That doesn’t mean every word […]
(crosspost test) Last night, at around 11PM, I typed the final, offcial word on my 2009 NaNoWriMo and declared that sucker to be DONE. Well… done as in done all the major writing, and plotting and structrurally, everything is in place. It needs editing and some oomph and some passion and probably a good spelling and continuity check but for all intents and purposes, I finished yesterday. Let us all dance and rejoice. Official word count is ~93K, just over it… like 93,050 or something. I do plan to add some today before the deadline runs out at midnight tonight, mostly so I can get it over 100,000 words, so […]
I’ll save my Academy Award worthy speech for when I actually finish my piece, but I just happened to be at the NaNo site today, updating my wordcount. As of today, Winning is now activated, so instead of feeding my words into the gobbler and letting it calculate my words, it takes you to a winner page. You get a neat certficate to save and one of these handybanners to toss about the internet. YAY! Now I’m off to stare at my manuscript and pray for divine intervention, or maybe one of those text-to-speech programs. SIGH. I know what I’ll be doing over the Thanksgiving break.