THE END. I wrote another marathon 15-17 hours from yesterday afternoon straight through the night till early this morning. I think it ended up being over 17000 words but anyways, I hit those two sweet words – THE END. Such a relief and adrenaline rush to finally be able to type them. Finally crashed after that for a good 7 hours of sleep and woke up feeling better than I had in awhile. There’s still a few tweaks I need to make before I send it to the beta readers for their feedback. (Chapter 7 especially) but I told myself the other day if IRead More →

I may have pushed myself a little too hard yesterday/early this morning on that marathon writing session. I slept from about 8 this morning to just before 5. Managed to stay in a bit of a brain fog for a few hours after that and it’s just now starting to fade now. I’ve had the manuscript open for two hours and managed to revise almost 2000 words but all my oomph and motivation has gone straight out the window. There’s literally only about 40 more single spaced pages for me to go through, but really…the words THE END aren’t even motivating me at the moment.Read More →

I am amazed and very proud of myself right now. I stayed up all night and worked pretty well non stop for the last 12-13 hours and retyped, revised, edited, rewrote almost 14,000 words. The only reason I’m taking a break right now is because my hands are just now starting to feel it a little. If I can keep the momentum later today I may just actually finish this pesky little project today and get it to at least one of my lovely beta readers to peruse this weekend. So if that happens I plan to reward myself with a little chinese food andRead More →

Hit the 75,000 word mark on the revising this week, which has honestly been a long time coming. My original estimates on this one was about 75-80K and I think I’m going to be way over that. It looks like there’s at least another 60 pages that need to be looked at so this one could turn out to be in the 85-90K range instead. I guess my high school english teacher was right when she said I wrote novels not essays. I am apparently long winded when I want to be lol Did ten fresh pages of writing today too, thanks to my wonderful,Read More →

Apparently the muse has returned from her stay in the tropics and actually remembered I exist πŸ™‚ I managed just over 5200 words revised tonight, thanks to the help of some sprints and then kept it going for a few more hours on my own. Also managed to move a few scenes around that needed to go earlier in the manuscript. They make much more sense where they are now. With any luck I can keep this pace up for a few more days. The next few chapters should be okay, I don’t think they need a lot of revision, just going over a fewRead More →

Trying to make a big dent in the progress on this manuscript before the tempting new idea gets a hold of my muse and this one’s relegated to the back of the hard drive for awhile. Spent a few hours doing some writing sprints yesterday and revised a surprising 9K words. I was aiming for at least 5K. πŸ™‚ If I can keep that up for the next few days, I should have this one completed, and aside from trying to rename a couple pesky characters, it should be ready for sending out for editing (of which I am so looking forward to!) and myRead More →

I love when inspiration hits. I was talking with a friend on twitter and noticed a passing tweet on the timeline about something I used to watch years ago. I went to youtube and looked it up. Two hours later I’ve got a brand new story idea in my mind that I’m really excited about. Even better it slightly meshes with an idea I had a couple years back that I have a few pages of. So either I can tie the two together or I can go in a whole new direction and use the old idea later on as sort of a spinRead More →

Working on editing/revising one of my manuscripts right now. Taking a break from working on the cover because I can’t get the font right. All the fonts I like don’t look good or readable as a thumbnail, and the ones that do look okay, I don’t like. Hoping I find one somewhere that’s readable and I really like. Taking a workshop on editing this month. We’re going through the manuscript looking for words we can cut. I started with 423 ‘look’. I’m down to 264 at the moment and would like to nudge that number down some more. The only bad thing is some ofRead More →

Happy 2012! I didn’t do anything really exciting last night. Felt a little sick, so stayed home and watched some movies. Did a little writing. Was trying to stay up for something, but ended up crashing around 2:30. On the plus side, what I added to the WIP isn’t bad and will probably stay in, so that’s a good thing. Taking two workshops this month, one started today, I think the other tomorrow. One’s on editing, the other something else. Interesting to see how it matches up to a side project idea I’ve been thinking about the last while.Read More →

Finally making some good progress this week. Well, month actually. I’ve added about 30,000 words to the revision of one manuscript (the old original version was pretty short) and if I can get through the really emotional scenes this weekend, I can print it out and spend next week revising on a hard copy. Always fun to see your mistakes glaring up at you in print. πŸ™‚ I bought the cover image for the story as well tonight. I’ve spent about a month trying to find an image that fit. I thought I found a few in the last couple weeks, but the hair onRead More →