COW: Fighting with Yourself

Sometimes, when you write, you fight with yourself. Okay, maybe I’m the only one admitting it. Either way, sometimes writing is a battle of the strongest. Sometimes it’s you, sometimes, not so much. But I’ve discovered it’s not always a bad thing. Battling can lead to better writing, some growth as an author, and occasionally a reminder that you need to take a break. I can hear the laughter now. But trust me, sometimes you need to battle things out within you. It’s the only way to truly realize how far you are and how far you’ve gone. Not to mention, we writers, we’re not always right in the head. 

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COW: Fighting with Yourself

Sometimes, when you write, you fight with yourself. Okay, maybe I’m the only one admitting it. Either way, sometimes writing is a battle of the strongest. Sometimes it’s you, sometimes, not so much. But I’ve discovered it’s not always a bad thing. Battling can lead to better writing, some growth as an author, and occasionally a reminder that you need to take a break. I can hear the laughter now. But trust me, sometimes you need to battle things out within you. It’s the only way to truly realize how far you are and how far you’ve gone. Not to mention, we writers, we’re not always right in the head. 

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Writing: Completing Stories and Check-In

So, week two is done for Camp NanoWriMo and for ROW80. *blinks* I think somewhere in the midst of everything my wrists died, I forgot how to sleep and my poor husky might think daddy is the better companion. That being said, I also discovered something about myself that I think I had forgotten when I had my breakdown– there’s a lot that goes with completing a project. I don’t mean just the thrill of THE END. Trust me, I love that feeling. In fact, there’s this need to have that thrill again. Oh yeah. In fact, I had it twice more. Finished two short stories which are now being edited for submission. But back to the completing the project thing. There is a series of emotions that sweep through you, over you, under you, and then basically dump your ass on the ground and go, “Ha! What now?” 

This is why I’m writing this post at 2am EST. Because I’m in the thralls of completing a story. Let’s talk about it. People don’t talk about what happens when you finish your project. Let me tell you, it reminds me a lot of what happens once you have a kid and you’re expected to take it home with you from the hospital. *blinks*  Continue reading

Writing: The Goal Posts are moving closer…

This week has flown by. I’ve been working really hard. Yet the results are coming in every time I shut down my computer. Well, except for today. Today was an unscheduled day off, and at this moment, I’m really unrepentant. I started this week with two major goals– I wanted to get my transcription done and all the wav files labeled. Further, I wanted what’s done of PQR edited and smoothed out for what I’m going to be working on for July. This way, I’m working with a continuity happy storyline that I don’t have to go, “Oh crap, what is that name? Did I change it again?” I’ll have it all cross referenced in my programs– both Scrivener and WriteWay. (Silly, I know, but I’m not sure which one I like better yet. WriteWay loads stories I’ve worked on previously better and easier than Scrivener because it actually can take chapter headers and put them in separately. Yet, there’s a feel to Scrivener that I like too. So, yeah. LOL) How far am I? Continue reading

Craft of Writing: Writing with a Disability Pt.2

In the last blog issue about craft of writing, I specifically dealt with writing and disabilities. I spoke about physical disabilities that interfere with the writing process. We covered about transcription and dictation as alternate forms of writing and how they help those who might not be able to sit at the keyboard for long periods of time. In fact, for most people it can be a great option to add to their repertoire beyond writing longhand. Now we’re going to discuss more about those who have mental, emotional and mixed disabilities and what they can to do aid their writing.  Continue reading