Craft of Writing- Finishing a Major Project

Today I finished the largest project I’ve undertaken in a while– plotting the end of Pirate Queen’s Rebellion, aka PQR. I say this is a large undertaking because it took me almost three days to exclusively concentrate on this one project. Totaling up the hours, you’re looking at almost 30 hours of writing time. That is intensive for me. I started around 11 am or noon and finished about midnight or 1 am.
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November– Month of Change

This month has been one of change for me- I’ve been writing– not a lot more than I thought– but I’ve been forced to be more creative. Then we ended up rescuing a cute little puppy who about broke my heart when I had to take her to the shelter after a week. But that’s because we honestly couldn’t do anymore for her and she was honestly just a bit too young for us to keep her. But she brought an extra bit of thankfulness and the reminder of charity into my life– something that needs reminding of every so often. That sometimes– we have to honestly put others before ourselves– not because of their needs– but because they just don’t have anything and we have what looks like abundant riches– even if it’s not. So, for a week– we got extra love, Shango learned how to be a big brother puppy, and we learned to appreciate all the things that rescue organizations do to save those animals out there who are abandoned, neglected and hurt in some way. Let’s just say– I have plans for some of my writing money to make sure some of those puppies are taken care of while they wait for their new homes. A lesson well learned– and one I needed in my writing as well.  Continue reading

Writing: Nanowrimo

People who know me know I’m not the super competitive kind. They know I have struggled with my diagnosis of ADD and relearning how to write. So these same people went, “Are you freaking mad?!” when I announced I was going to do Nanowrimo this year. The idea is that I’m going to do what I can how I can. Yes, they try to have people aim for 50k. But my goal is to just get going- to get my book done– however I can get it done! The idea is to write a scene or more a day as many days as I can. It means pushing myself and it means also pulling back when I can’t take it. But I’m making this month my pushing my boundary month in my writing.

So come join me in the madness. Trust me, it’s madness. LMAO I’m out there. You can click on my link and make me a buddy if you’re writing in Nanowrimo! We can push each other into doing this! It’s less than 2k a day, every day. I think of it as 1-2 scenes a day. To me, that’s doable. Very doable.

 

         So come on! Join in, it’s fun, it’s crazy. It’s about 2 hours a day. *screams madly* You can do it! 

 

Count me in A Round the Words in 80 Days

I’m not a NaNoWriMo girl. I’m just not. It’s too much for me to do and have a life. I love Candy Haven’s Fast Draft– but it takes time for me to plan out to do that. So, Dawn Montgomery linked to it on FB and now I’ve joined the insane crew on the Starship 80 Days. How can you sign up? http://aroundofwordsin80days.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/sign-up-for-row80-round-1/ For me, I’m figuring out just how much I need to write during that time– I’m thinking about 1k per day, 5 days a week, with 2 days for promo and free writing.

So come and join me!