NaNo starts NOW!

Don’t judge me for starting 1/2 hr late..  There was sex to be had.  And I may not have time for sex for a few weeks, so I figured it was better to get it while I could. I’ve lit the candles and some incense on my creativity/motivation altar, and I’m ready to go!  My…

NaNo prep..

What have I done to prepare for NaNo?  Not a whole hell of a lot.  I honestly meant to plan out at least the next two sections, but it’s been a no-go so far.  Why?  Well I’ve applied for a new job, and it’s been a fucking crisis trying to get all my paperwork done…

Word count 10/19

HOF-paid 1                          2392 June’s story                         3368 Altar of Change                   37,432  (only 500+ words)   The scene I’m writing should be easier than it is.  It’s very relevant to my life right now.  However, there’s just so much emotion there that I’m trying my best to capture something that may be elusive.  At the very…

Word count 10/18

HOF-paid 1                          2392 June’s story                         3368 Altar of Change                   36,879 (Almost 1000 words.  Not great, but at least I wrote tonight.)   ******************************** Other things I did tonight:  I did some research, trying to find an Asian culture for one of my characters.  She’s going to be Filipino, because they’re very conservative.  That’s what…

9/20/11 ending word count

HOF-paid 1                          2392 June’s story                         3368 Novel                                   35,944 (I had previously gotten over 36,000, then edited a scene out) ******************** Hey, it’s not a ton, but I got SOMEWHERE.  I’m hoping to finish this story at about 5000-7000 words, and hope to publish it as part of a series at some point.  Also, I’m going…

9/20/11 Word counts

HOF-paid 1                          1532 June’s story                         3368 Novel                                   35,944 (I had previously gotten over 36,000, then edited a scene out) ******************** In related news, I think I named my novel.  And, by extension, my second novel.  I don’t want to reveal the name just yet, as I want to give it time to marinate a bit. …

Word Counts.

In the style of Cherie Priest, I’m going to start posting the word counts of everything I’m working on.  Hopefully this will be another way to get my ass in gear with the writing?  Hopefully?  Please? *********************************************** HOF-paid 1                          731 June’s story                         3368 Novel                                   35,944 (I had previously gotten over 36,000, then edited a scene…

36,000!

I’ve been trying to write as much as possible since our ‘net was fried in a storm.  First, I had to get to some WiFi so that I could download the files from My Writing Spot, so that wasted 2 days..  But I’m working on it!  In the past few days I’ve written a ritual…

More roadblocks.

Things that have been fucking me up. 1.  I went a solid month with NO days off.  I was stressed, exhausted, moody, and doing NOTHING productive for myself aside from just showing up to work each day. 2. I had worries about losing my job.  That just made me worry more about finances, taxes, etc.,…

Turned a corner

I did something last night that makes me unreasonably proud.  I printed the first of 5 parts of my book.  I did that so that Phantom can attack it with a purple pen.  (His favorite color). I know that there are a lot of things that need to be changed, but a unique view point…

Writing music.

This is the Pandora station that I created to go with this book.  WRITING RADIO I included a lot of things that matched the mood of the book, including Southern and alt country, new agey foo-foo, goth and darkwave, world fusion, and anything pagany sounding.  There’s a lot of Loreena McKennitt and Led Zeppelin.  LOVE…

Another note..

I’m trying to come up with some really stupid, annoying accidents to happen to my character.  Nothing that would hack off a limb, but those little annoying things that just fuck up your day.  Sadly, I’m finding more than enough inspiration mining my own past.  It’s kind of funny/weird going over all of the stupid…

Note to self..

Writing is not difficult as long as I JUST SIT DOWN AND DO IT!  It’s the worrying about finding time to write, the freaking out about where I’m going next in the story, trying to figure out all the logistics of time and space, THAT is the difficult part.  I started today with a word…

Yay, writing!!

I just wrote about 1300 words on my book and maybe 500 on my short story. To be fair, that’s not a ton, but it’s a lot more than I HAVE been writing. So I’m just going to take a moment to be proud of myself. *takes a moment* There. 🙂 Share List

Back into the swing?

I’m involved in my story again.  I’ve mentioned before that sometimes I just need to set aside time, and go to some other place to make myself write again.  So last night, I wrote about 2500 words at Barnes and Noble.  It was a sex scene.  A lesbian sex scene.  And while the characters I…

Glint tidings.

Ok, things have finally settled for me.  Phantom returned to town a little over a month ago, and we’re back to some sort of a routine.   I need that routine to do anything creative.  So I’ve had the urge to write.   What’s wanting to be written right now, however, is not my book,…

Borders..

I don’t know why it is that I sometimes just need to get out of the house to jog myself.  I get so bogged down in the work/clean/survive/take care of doggies cycle at work, that writing there is just tough.  When I open my MacBook, I just want to watch something mindless, not put more…

Earrings.

Well, I still haven’t been writing, but I HAVE been creative.  Because of some impending financial disaster and misery, I’ve found myself needing to find a way to make money that’s quick and won’t make me hate my life in addition to the two jobs I already have.  Writing is a future goal, but I…

Earrings.

Well, I still haven’t been writing, but I HAVE been creative.  Because of some impending financial disaster and misery, I’ve found myself needing to find a way to make money that’s quick and won’t make me hate my life in addition to the two jobs I already have.  Writing is a future goal, but I…

W00t!

I figured out how to end my scene.  Actually, it will be the same way I end every scene, because it just totally works for the story. So aside from one minor detail that I need to go tweak in a few places, I’VE TOTALLY FINISHED THE FIRST PART!!   I’ve also written 312 words…

Current word count..

Ok, I only wrote 500 words.  Still, I wrote 500 words.  That’s 500 more than I had this am.  I may play with it a bit more tonight, but I got the final scene done for my first part.  I wasn’t quite sure if I just wanted to drop it where I left it, or…

Manic..

I don’t think Phantom has ever really seen me in one of my truly manic phases.  There are these times when everything just seems to FINALLY come together, and I have this insane creative, motivational rush.   I’ve been in a funk for the past few days.  It’s been a combination of missing Phantom, missing…

Another language beef

Especially in sex scenes, I’ve found that using the same terms over and over can be really distracting.. Pussy as sheath1st time: OK, sure.. *keeps reading*2nd time: Yes, very sheath-like. I concur wholeheartedly. *keeps reading*3rd time: Got it. It’s a sheath. Can we move on please? *keeps reading*4th time: Grrrrr.. *counts previous mentions*5th time: Goddammit….

I’m not going to explain..

..why I haven’t written, YET AGAIN.  I’m also not going to explain about how I’m not going to beat myself up about it.   I’m not going to bitch about how I’m setting myself up with impossible standards, and that the authors whose dedication I admire have writing as their ONLY job.  (It’s my third…

I’m not going to explain..

..why I haven’t written, YET AGAIN.  I’m also not going to explain about how I’m not going to beat myself up about it.   I’m not going to bitch about how I’m setting myself up with impossible standards, and that the authors whose dedication I admire have writing as their ONLY job.  (It’s my third…

Birthday creativity block

My birthdays are never all that great.. Something always comes up or important people forget or people are sick or dying or die around my bday… There’s just always something.. So I’ve learned to dread my natal return year after year.. I had just begun to feel hopeful about this one when I had a…

Strike 1!

It just occurred to me today that I didn’t write a single damn thing yesterday. I did record two podcasts, so at least I did something creative, but still.  That really doesn’t count.  So punishing myself isn’t going to work, and feeling like shit about it won’t do anything either.  The more writing becomes a…

Current word count..

..  is 23488. I’m a bit stuck on how to end my first section (water), or if I’m at a good stopping point to go ahead and do it.  I’ve already started writing my second part (earth).  I’m really excited to be working on a new part of the story.  It makes me wonder if…