What I want

What I want

Thomas Hawk / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) Have you ever felt like you would benefit from a trip to the wilderness where no one and nothing can interrupt your writing time? Yeah, me too. I am seriously considering doing something like my good friend, Kristi Rose did. (Oh, yeah, she just enjoyed her first book release and is like almost finished with her next book. Jealous?) Kristi and Anya and Eryn all went on a writing retreat that they created themselves. Read more here and you will see what I am going on about.

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#Writerrecharge, final post

#writerrecharge Well, the month of February has come and gone, and I am truly thankful for the effort of #writerrecharge and all of its participants. You guys rock, and you have kept me motivated all month long. I hope you all accomplished everything you had set out to do. Prepare for a LONG post to come below. It is my explanation for my week. I said that I wanted to accomplish 1250 words this past week and to work on my book blurb. Well, it’s funny. Things happen and plans change. Let me explain. My husband is such a great

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Why I hate outlines

On Monday, during my #writerrecharge post, I mentioned that I hate outlines. Well, I don’t hate outlines really. I hate making them. LOL. Yes, that is splitting hairs, but in truth, I am what Brandon Sanderson calls a “discovery writer”. There are several types of writers, per BS, by the way and I am going to look at them here. A discovery writer, who only has a general idea of what the story is about, a handfull of characters, and a setting–who sets off on this writing journey chronicling the trip as they go. He says in his most recent

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#writerrecharge week three

#writerrecharge Writer Recharge Week Three update #writerrecharge Hey everybody! Today, I am updating my #writerrecharge progress. What is that you ask? Well, for the month of February I have been challenging myself to do certain things and accomplish certain goals along with others of the same mind. It is the brainchild of Sara Birens and some other friends. You can click on Sara’s name to find out more info. So what did I want to do this week? Goals: Write 250 a day for 5 days or 1250 words Finish this book I am reading and get on to the

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What is your process?

What is your process for writing? I think I have talked about this before on this blog, (but maybe not?) — about the process of writing. It is very different for everyone. Some people cannot type the first word unless they have all their tees crossed and eyes dotted. Some people have to have a hot beverage (to quote Sheldon Cooper of BBT) at their elbow. I am sort of one of those…and man, I so didn’t used to be! These days, I won’t even start a writing sprint unless I know I have at least an hour to devote

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