As you may already know from our Ingleside blog, my friend and I started NaNo off right this year - with a 3-day cruise! That's right! And, while the first day we wrote all of 500 words, we more than made up for it the second day, and were well on track by the time… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 8
Over the last week, I've been far more faithful than I have in awhile to work on my book. As anyone who has been reading this for longer than a few months knows, I've been [painfully] trying to edit my sappy romance novel (it's technically named God's Masterpiece - but I don't think I like… Continue reading Character Issues
Editing Challenge Days 5 & 6
I did actually do my 10 minutes yesterday, but didn't get a chance to do a post. And I did them again today (just now!) So far, I am not super far in rewriting that scene, since I am doing it really in 10 minute increments, but it is interesting to me to see the… Continue reading Editing Challenge Days 5 & 6
Editing Challenge: Day 3
I am on page 51 of 104. Sometimes I think that, rather than editing this entire section where Keith is snowed in at Josie's house I need to just push aside what I have and write it again. There is so much that just seems awkwardly phrased. But then again, the part is supposed to… Continue reading Editing Challenge: Day 3
Making Characters Suffer
As part of my new year's resolution, I have a new schedule (as anyone who knows me at all would have already guessed). I get up at 5:00 AM, do a quick 10-minute workout (sometimes Calisthenics and sometimes stretches as instructed by the chiropractor), get dressed, do hair and makeup, grab the lunch my husband… Continue reading Making Characters Suffer
Character Development and Editing Woes
If you follow my blogger account (you know, that public facing one that technically friends and family can find if they look that I often wonder why I started at all?) then you already know what I am working on. But just in case you don't, the title of this post will tell you. Because… Continue reading Character Development and Editing Woes
15 Minute Challenge – Day 7: Final Thoughts
Yes, I did my 15 minutes. I used it (well, really, half an hour) to finish up a couple scenes I stopped in the middle of last week. I have no profound things to say about my self-imposed 7 day challenge. Certainly nothing that hasn't been said before by "real" writers and multiples of them.… Continue reading 15 Minute Challenge – Day 7: Final Thoughts
15 Minute Challenge – Day 5: Developing Characters
I've been having an issue with my main character in Picture of the Past almost since the beginning. I didn't like her. I didn't intend for anyone to like her at first, but to gradually sympathize with her as she changed - but I didn't like her even when she changed. She seemed so -… Continue reading 15 Minute Challenge – Day 5: Developing Characters
When You Don’t Like Your Main Character . . .
So, what happens when you don't like your main character? I mean I like her eventually, but she has to change first. Yes, I am writing one of those sorrows-and-trials-change-a-person's-personality stories. What can I say? Those are my favorite stories! But, I had/have this idea of how I want Elizabeth's character to be in the… Continue reading When You Don’t Like Your Main Character . . .