Thursday, June 26, 2008


I hereby give myself permission to ignore my blog and the many blogs I enjoy visiting for the rest of the week and weekend. I also give myself permission to not write while I sort out things for our garage sale and tidy the disaster area we call home. I give myself permission to not worry that I won't get my story done by a certain date. I give myself permission to ignore the children if they aren't helping in the task at hand.

Sometimes permission must be given, so the stress goes away. So I give myself to permission to concentrate on what must be done right now and to not worry about what needs to be done tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sad Days

No writing, but I managed a post for Wicked Wenches. And yes, I know what time it is. And yes, I know I should be writing. But instead, I'm going to bed. Night, all.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Writing, writing, writing

At least attempting to. I've written some today. My prior post I had put information in between those brackets, but apparently html didn't like them and erased. The stuff I wrote was pivotal to the end game and I couldn't extract any particular piece without giving it away. So no little snippet Wednesday. Now I need to think of ways to extend some of the scenes. When I'm writing the first draft I tend to write very tight. Little to no description. No extra actions or dialogue. Just what I need to get to the next scene. This is good for progress, but bad for word count. I need to remind myself to slow down and freeze the images that blur through my head, so I can create the whole picture. A picture that includes sight, sound, smell, texture, and taste. It's very important to immerse yourself in writing and the scene you are writing in, but your reader doesn't see it the way you do unless you show them. Of course, there have been many books that I've read that ran as pictures through my head instead of words. That's what I want to give my readers. The ultimate escape and a world they've never known. Which means I need to get writing if I'm ever going to have readers. :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not a Very Good Day, But Writing Happened


New words: 638
Total words: 46,701
Breann: Frustrated at how life is
Jude: Withdrawn
Things that got beat up today: 0
Random sampling of text: <>

Posting Progress

I know it doesn't make for very exciting reading, but I'm in full writer mode so I'm loath to break it to write interesting material for my blog. So yesterday's post was Monday's progress and today's post is yesterday's progress.


New words: 1,913
Total words: 46,063
Breann: Vengeance thwarted
Jude: About to get the talking down of his existence
Things that got beat up today: 5
Random sampling of text:“Get off me, asshole. You’re bleeding on my shoes.”
“That’s not all I’ll be getting on your shoes, kitten.”

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

While I'm Posting

Read about the zombies on Wicked Wenches. Zombies, who knew?

Thank God for VBS


New words: 2,416
Total words: 44,150
Breann: In love and hating it
Jude: In love and loving it
Things that got beat up today: 4
Random sampling of text: He wanted her to live forever. He wanted her to be able to feel him forever. He wanted her to love him.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Progress Progress Progress


New words: 3,034
Total words: 41,734
Breann: Determined
Jude: Determined
Things that got beat up today: A couple are still beat up from yesterday
Random sampling of text:
She spun back around. “I never asked to be saved. I made my choice years ago. A very hard choice, but its mine and I live with it. What makes you believe that you can save me?” She stared at his passive face wishing he’d get upset and yell at her. She turned on her heel and started to walk away.

“Love,” his quiet voice stopped her mid-step.

Thursday, June 12, 2008



New words: 4,856 (yeah, baby)
Total words: 38,700
Breann: Hanging in there
Jude: Trying to right a wrong
Things that got beat up today: Breann, Jude and about 4 or 5 others
Random sampling of text: “You’ll pay for that, kitten,” his breath hot against her ear.
She laughed. “I’ve already paid the piper. It’s your turn.”

Monday, June 09, 2008

We Interrupt This Revision...

Who knew that grocery shopping is bad for writing? At least it is when you hadn't realized JR Ward's next book was out. So I'm interrupting my revising, which is at p 67, and reading the crap out of Lover Enshrined. Don't worry, if I can't get through it today, it will get relegated to nightstand material. My in-laws are taking my kids for the week, so writing is on. I just have to decide between writing and revising. I'm thinking Fallen needs it's middle and ending. So it will probably be writing, but depending on how the mood strikes me...

Today we're starting a round robin over at Wicked Wenches, check it out. Oh, I'm starting it, but I haven't posted it yet. I will soon though, maybe after a chapter of Lover Enshrined. :)

Friday, June 06, 2008

Thinking of Buying a Write a Book in 30 Days Book

Read this article first http://allbookmarketing.com/2008/06/04/writing-books/write-a-novel-in-30-days-two-reviews/.

I've always wondered about these books and if they would actually help. The answer is meh. Maybe. Thought I'd pass along the link. I don't have either of these books in my library right now. She said she doesn't regret buying either one.

She's testing both books in the month of June and July at allbookmarketing.com

Monday, June 02, 2008

Inspire Me

Guess where I am today? Yup, over at Wicked Wenches writing about inspiration. Not so much for ideas, but for continuing writing. Something that creeps up on all of us. Getting into the habit of writing, finding time for writing, wanting to write.