Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I entered my first ever contest. You can read and vote for Crybaby here. Names have been changed to protect the guilty, I mean innocent.

AHH! I forgot to put back in the returns.

Of course there is my first paid item of writing here. I wrote a review of the campsite at Wasdale Head.

Well, I have to go and plot out the next portion of my story so I can actually get my 4-6 pages done today.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Certifiably Insane

Oh, no, what have I gotten myself into. http://www.alisonkent.com/blog/?p=2089#comment-28645 I've just committed myself to over 100 people that I'm going to write 1000 words a day. Unfortunately, I haven't come up with a title for my work in progress and used the folder title. Originally she was supposed to be a witch but I changed it to a sorceress. I've been horrible about finding time for my writing lately and so here it is. I know I need to keep going through to the end, but there's so much I want to change about the beginning. From every source I know, everyone says push through to the ending of the first draft and then go through the rewrite. I think I can, I think I can.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Just cause it's cool

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
31,444 / 90,000

I saw this in some signature lines on eharlequin.com's writers' forum. What an interesting way to keep yourself on target and show yourself the percentage your novel is complete. Of course when your novel is 80% through the plot and you've only written 34%, well, it makes me cringe.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
31,444 / 75,000
Of course, if you set your goals a little lower than it makes you feel better.

Monday, July 02, 2007


That's exactly what my writing's been. I wrote 2 days last week. My goal is to increase my writing this week which I've already finished 1,184 words today and I still have time left. I have been spending time looking at other author's blogs and agent blogs. So I haven't been doing nothing related to writing, I just haven't been writing. Saturday and Sunday were too busy and last week with Phil out of town was just too tiring. But I'm going to get back into the swing of things. Total novel length so far.... 31,335 words over 153 pages. Not horrible.