Sunday, June 6, 2010

I am so not internet savvy sometimes

It just took me 20 mins BUT I was able to add a progress meter for my books word count LOL

I envy those that understand internet jargon and can effortlessly do things with codes and what not...

OMG Soooo Funny

This is so witty, I am VERY VERY impressed, I found it on Nalini Singh's blog who got it from Julia Quinn's Facebook.

You gotta love how stuff travels on the internet :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Back to Writing.

Another essay down so I am gonna do some writing today :)

I hope to get the entire scene that is in my head written down, so I am not giving myself a word limit to try and write to, should by pass the 500 easy.

I have found that I have stopped trying to stress over getting the book finished quickly and I have started enjoying the act of writing.

Off to write.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Essay Day.

I have had to do an essay all day so I dont know if I will get to write, even if it pop it up and do a hundred words LOL

but I am at such a crucial scene that I want to wait till I have the time to just write it all out in one go :)

Getting late, think I need Zzzzzzzzzzzzz's

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How Inspiring.

Today I had a total ''Moment" :)

I started writing a scene that was very clear in my mind and I became totally absorbed. I only planned to write my 500 word limit as I have an essay due. But before I knew it I was interrupted and over 2 hrs had flown by. I ended up writing 2125 words and I could of kept on going.

But I made myself be all mature and I stopped to do more critical stuff. ugh!

I joined the Yahoo Group for Changeling Press, I hope to get a feel for what they are all like. It could prove hazardous to my credit card though because I already have seen a good review and bought a book LOL (okay 2 books)...

I am feeling so much more confident :) I can really 'see' where the book is going and how its going to end. I'm off to update my journal.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Starting Over :)

I have got 6950 words written so far of my story, I have had trouble finding myself inspired to write with the full University work load.

I have decided not to be stress and not to set myself goals that are unachievable - So my new plan of attack is to write a minimum of 500 words a day, anything over that is just gravy..

If I can stick to this routine then I would be finished by the end of next month. But I have decided that I am going to be all mature and not send it straight off to a publisher expecting instant success LOL

Instead I am going to leave it, sitting there in my files and start on another book. I have a different series that I want to write. I will finish that short story and then go back to the first book and do a complete re-edit and re-write. I know that this will make the story much more better for when I do submit it.

I have chose to submit it to Changeling Press. I think it fits what they are looking for. On their submission page they ask for stories that think outside the box, that Smash the Box.

I think it is safe to say that my story is outrageous enough to fit with them. But I don't want it so unusual that it is super unrealistic. Its a fine line that I have to ride, so the story doesn't sound silly.

I am off to update my diary. I have found keeping a Journal and physically writing in it about my whole process really helps.

good luck to me.