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August 28, 2008

Building Muscle

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 10:15 am

I have a secret, probably a badly kept one, but a secret just the same.  What is it?  I’m a bad writer.  I don’t mean I write badly.  I mean I don’t write daily.  Sometimes a whole week can slip by before I get back into story.  That has to change.  I know that and am doing something serious about it.

What you ask?

I’ve made a plan to help me build the daily writing muscle.  It’s also a warm up to November and NaNoWriMo.  Yup, I do that.  I’ve done it twice and failed both times.  I shouldn’t be surprised really.  To go from 0 to 1500 words a day is just asking for failure.  So I have a plan.

In the month of September I’m going to write at least 375 words a day.

In the month of October I’m going to write at least 750 words a day.

So in November, the idea of 1500 words won’t scare the pants off me. 

Yup, I’ve broken it down into more manageable bites.  The other thing that gets accomplished here is that I slowly build in writing time during my day.  I lost that schedule some where along the way.  Maybe it was lost in the move?  I don’t know.  So, my plan for the next couple days is to get the materials I need so I have everything possible to succeed.  Okay, so I just need to buy printer paper but it sounded good didn’t it?

My other plan, by the way, is to post a daily word count here to help keep myself honest.

August 12, 2008

Writing again

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 12:20 pm

As I mentioned previously I got back into the writing.  Worked a little on a older story, actually I think it was my NaNoWriMo project for 2007.  Got some details down and wrote a little.


I’m working on a different story.  I went to a lecture yesterday that sparked interest in another old story.  I had tweaked it last Fall, maybe earlier, but I was struggling still.  I like the newest direction.  It will give me conflict, direct conflict which the last one didn’t have.  Well, it did but it required the hero to be an ass and spend much of the book making up for it and I just didn’t like that much.  So, I’ve been brainstorming and writing a little.  I have only one problem.  The hero, the poor soul, is currently nameless.  I think.  The character existed in notes before, but I’m not sure he ever made the page.  I’m going to read through all my old writing this afternoon and see if there’s a name there, or at the very least I’m going to get a list of names so I don’t repeat any.

This feels good, very good.

August 4, 2008

Slowly coming around

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 3:48 pm

I’ve had one of my stories speak to me recently.  It’s still just a whisper, but I’m thinking more and more about it.  I remember much of what I’ve already written, which is very good.  I’ve pulled the notebook out and will dive into it later this evening. 

It will be good to get back to putting words to paper.

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