Thursday, July 30, 2009

Slowing Down

Writing is now a slow crawl, however I posted lesson nine yesterday. I think I've scared off my students, because hardly anyone is posting or has questions. I'll keep watch.

My anniversary is in two days, and we've decided to do a 'family' dinner with our kiddo at the local Mongolian BBQ then watch a video at home. Ahh, having a good time doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. :-)



34,425 / 50,000

Friday, July 24, 2009

Breathing Room

Things are okay with my workshop, though writing has slowed. The first four lesson have been posted, and I hope the folks in the workshop aren't too overwhelmed. Not much else going on at the moment.



33,570 / 50,000

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Digging In

I love teaching, and I always learn something useful from my students. This week got a bit of a rocky start, as I had written the start day one day later then on the schedule. Big oops. Lesson one and the intro got sent in the evening instead of the afternoon, but things are okay now. Just waiting for questions to come in.



33,000 / 50,000

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Live Life!

And be distracted from my writing. You've heard the drill, everything under the moon tries to keep me from work. Also need to get organized to teach my workshop the next two weeks, YEA! :)



32,000 / 50,000

Thursday, July 09, 2009

A Little Midweek Change

Editing is going well. Really well. I've falling in love with this story all over again. But it seemed too short and incomplete. It just needed something else to give it a bit more oomph. Also new character popped up out of nowhere, and I like the potential for conflict between my existing Hero and Heroine and this new one. And I had a few more ideas about the plot I want to develop more fully, plus I love exploring paranormal possibilities.

And, and, and, plus, plus, plus. Yeah. All this interesting stuff in my head needs to get written. Life is challenging and I want my story to reflect the journey and happiness more fully so I'm extending MOTS from 30k to a full novel. I know it's more work. I'll be happier with it in the end. All the extra scenes will be newly written pages. You're not seeing weird, I've just doubled the word count on my meter.

Back to work now.


PS: ISS flew over 1-1/2 hours ago, very nice & inspiring! :-)



30,012 / 50,000

Monday, July 06, 2009

Monday Montage

As in ... I have way too much to do, and this is a non-busy week! List: the usual housework, laundry and stuff, finishing my Inara costume for the CSTS, starting my new Tonks costume for next week's new HP movie premiere, pack kiddo's clothes for trip to grandma's house, make new leather collar for doggie (DH should've done this yesterday), and of course work on my writing (goal 50 pages by Friday).

I will get it all done.


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Update - Not Slacking

'Busy' has become my middle name. My Muse even sidetracked me last week on a new story and I worked on new pages instead of editing. And when I got back to editing on the current story, I got a idea that wouldn't leave me alone. I started all over from the beginning so I could add another antagonist and more conflict. This means MOTS will probably double in length. I'm just going to keep editing and write new scenes as the mood dictates.

It may not look like it, but I have made progress. Maybe not as fast as I'd like, but I'm trying to reestablish a writing routine that works (waking at 5:30 to 6am is becoming a habit). Not an easy thing during summer school break.

I just completed teaching my Sagging Middles workshop and have another one to do in two weeks about writing Action scenes.

The annual CSTS in my area is July 11, and the new HP movie is next week. I still have a little to do on those costumes, need to dye one pair of shoes, and curl one wig. Then play time! I get asked "where do you get ideas for stories?" This is one source: public appearances as known characters. Plus it's a lot of fun. :-)

As to accountability, here's where I am:

Progress -


10,250 / 30,000

and ...

5,000 / 60,000

It's been two weeks since I last posted. I'm going to try and update a couple of times a week from here on, if I can.