Writing in Public

Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 22

Had an awesome writing day today. Finished episode four, and got cranking on the 5th. The morning and afternoon were periods of work broken up by periods of play. I got up – lazy morning, after a long work night. Checked email and played around on the internet for a little while. Then I got into some word count, got about a thousand words done before lunch. Had a nice meal. Went on to do more words. Took a break after another thousand to read for a bit. Then another 1500 or so words. Around 6pm I went out with …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 21

Today was a little hectic. Got some writing done in the morning. Then some needed housework. Then off to work early, because the facility is changing uniforms for nurses, and I needed to check in and get sized for things. Then a work shift, home, and bed. A thousand words done in the morning, though, so I am still getting some work in there. Dean Wesley Smith has been talking lately on his blog about “pulp speed” in writing. Using the Star Trek “warp speed” as a corollary. It’s fun, and funny. He’s been saying that at “only” 80k words a …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 20

LOONG work day today. Very tired. In work from 7am till 11:30pm, and then home. Very, very tired. No writing done, but then that was more or less expected. 😉  Off to sleep now!     Fiction words for the day: 0      Fiction words for November: 25,300 (10600 into the 4th episode) Blog Words today:: 33     Blog Words for November: 8490

Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 19

Today was a decent writing day. Up and moving by around 9am, and after some light breakfast and coffee, checked emails, and generally relaxed for a while. Ate lunch, and then put in about 1000 words. So not the most productive morning, but the afternoon started off well. Had an appointment in the afternoon, and then got into some sorting and packing work. Which was good, and productive. Took a couple of hours. Then dinner, which was delicious chicken sausage stir-fried with egg noodles, brussel sprouts, green beans, and spices. And some more writing – another thousand words in. Going …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 18

Today was AWESOME. I started off the day relaxed, checking some emails, catching up on news. Showered. Dressed. Tidied the house a bit, and took the trash out. Then I got cracking on the writing. I put in a thousand words before taking a break to watch an episode of “The 100”, which seems on track to mess up the lives of all of the main characters. Going to be interesting to see how they write their way out of it. Had lunch. Then back to work again, and got another 1500 words in, taking breaks now and again. It seems …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 17

Today was all about the kids. Took them out for the morning to a kids’ art studio, where they got to lay paint all over plaster objects. Statues of Christmas trees, a santa face, a turkey, and a kitten all got painted. They had an amazing time. After that, it was off to lunch, and then on to an indoor playground – it’s getting chilly here, and it was pouring, too. They played for hours, hanging out with other kids, and having a wonderful time. Even got to play a couple of games of Magic: the Gathering off on the …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 16

Up at a decent hour this morning. Made some coffee, and hit my email, which had been somewhat ignored the day prior. After catching up a bit, and continuing to comment on a couple of interesting industry threads I’ve been participating in (one on ethics, another on productivity), I started in on publishing business stuff. Specifically, I put up requests for ARC reviewers in a couple of locations. The first episode of the Arthurian saga will be coming out next month. I’m actually a bit behind where I ought to be, in terms of finding potential readers for “advanced reader …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 15

Got in a burst of writing today before taking off for work. I seem to be doing less well with the morning writing than I’d have liked. On the one hand, I feel very accomplished through the day – because I’ve already done my writing before I have to jet out to work. I’m not having that nagging in the back of my head all day long. On the flip side, I find myself REALLY wishing I could be back writing, while I am at work. So it’s not 100% effective. And I’m not finishing as much in the morning …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 14

Did some writing in the early afternoon today, and then off to work. I managed to finish the episode, which is awesome. And it didn’t end either where I thought it would or how I thought it would – which is always an interesting experience.It’s an odd thing about writing. Sometimes, you can know precisely how a story will end long before you reach it. Sometimes, you have no idea just how it will end, and keep writing until you finally find an end point.In general, with serial fiction, I like to plot fairly tightly, then allow some flex as …

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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 13

Loooooong work day today. It’s my Thursday 16-hour shift. And not a lot of time to get any writing done… Managed to clean up email during my break, and that’s about it. Crashed shortly after returning home. Keeping this one short, folks, sorry. I’ll get a better update up tomorrow.   Fiction words for the day: 1000      Fiction words for November: 14,500 Blog Words today:: 72      Blog Words for November: 5461