Writing Contests: the Key to My Creativity?

I was just perusing Facebook this morning when I came upon a share from another writer friend about a contest to win a mentor. The thought of having a mentor–someone who will read my work, tell me what to change and what is strong–sounds wonderful. I want to enter this contest. I just have toContinue reading “Writing Contests: the Key to My Creativity?”

Meeting Kevin Spall from Thomson-Shore

Met Kevin Spall from Thomson-Shore books Saturday. What a pleasure it was to pitch my book for the first time.

NaNoWriMo 2016

I was determined to start and finish a 40,000 word novel during the NaNoWriMo month of November 2016. I didn’t do it. Instead of taking me one month or 4 weeks to write a novel it took me 6 weeks. I’ve basked in this accomplishment for far too long. Last night I thought about startingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016”

First Draft of Novel Finished

August 27, 2016–I just finished the first draft of my novel Second Chance at Love–my working title. The hard part is over…or is it? Now I get to go back through it page by page and tweak what I wrote. I’m dreading it, but am glad at least the first stage and hardest part–the gettingContinue reading “First Draft of Novel Finished”

Skipped a day

It wasn’t on purpose, but I skipped a day of writing. I had to take mom to a late night appointment at her doctors. After which I was tired, hungry and had a killer headache. After dropping mom off I went home and to bed. After a restful night I rose and went to workContinue reading “Skipped a day”

30,000 words and counting

Today, we had a snow day at work. Actually we were sent home early because of the bad weather. Since I had the afternoon off (work was called at noon today), I decided to write. Yesterday, I wrote over 1,000 words to 28,464. Today, I wrote to 30,120 words. I felt better about writing almostContinue reading “30,000 words and counting”

Writing at 2 a.m.

I’m up again writing–getting in those 1,000 words before the day actually begins. I’m digging through the snow bank of ideas looking for some gems. Some yes, others, no. It’s hard to write when the snow bank turns out to be dog piles of poo that I’m pushing from one end of the page toContinue reading “Writing at 2 a.m.”

Up Early or Down Late

Last night I found I couldn’t sleep. It was 3 a.m., which dragged into 3:45 a.m. before I finally decided to get up and try my hand at writing some more on the novel. I cranked out around 500 words in about 15 minutes (it helps when you have an outline and know which directionContinue reading “Up Early or Down Late”

Found It!

Someone else blogged about Write or Die the timed writing program online. I tried it. I liked it and found it helpful. At the top of the Write or Die page were other helpful writing websites such as: http://editminion.com/ and http://boredmuse.com/ Neither one of these are timed so no pressure to write. Too bad WriteContinue reading “Found It!”