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Friday, October 30, 2009

Reading and Writing

I spent the last two hours lying in bed, reading a book. Sometimes I just need to do that. It is still raining out. I will now write in longhand so the day won't be wasted. Hope everyone has a Happy Friday!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Writing Your Way

I wrote the last scene of my novel and then I wrote the last chapter, now I am writing the novel backwards. I have the first ten chapers in the computer, so I am writing backwards to avoid the sagging middle. Keep checking in and I will tell you how that is working for me............

Monday, October 26, 2009

Learning

You are never to young or to old to learn something new. I am learning something new everyday on this computer. I am going to attempt to take an on line writing class. I think I can do it. Three lessons a week for a month...So I will busy the month of November. Terry Spear is doing the class....check out her website. www.terryspear.com I know I need help, but using this computer somethimes is not a good thing. I do not like the holidays and I am busy at work during the holidays and then I am so tired...So I am going to take this writing class so I have something to think about and help me get through the holidays and hopefuly will learn something along the way............

Friday, October 23, 2009

Write!

I finished my e-book. I need to reread it and check for spelling and grammar. then I need to figure out how to put it on the website and what should I call my website. I need to figure these things out. Then I will be on my way. I will figure it out. I need to get PDF Format, and then I will sell my e-books on line. I also started another e-book, About my journey to finding God. It doesn't have to be 400 pages, so I am going to write till it is finished. I will then sell it for down load. It is good to have goals. Something to focus on. Plus I am still working on my novel to send out to New York. I will be published, it just a matter of time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Back to Work

Vacation is over and I haven't had that much time to write. I did take my notebook with me so I can write on my breaks and lunch. My e-book is almost done and I will just have to fugure out how to get it on my website and write a sales page. I am also writing an e-book about my life, since it has not all been that stable, so I am writing everyday, even if it is on a napkin or notebook.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vacation Over

My vacation is over and I have to go back to work. I just wrote the prolouge and the last scene of the book...Yea! So I feel that I am on the right track. I am going to write till the book is finished. I have my 25 word pitch and will still be writng in long hand, though I don't reccomend that method. Do whatever you need to do, to write.. I am still writing on my e-book and I will have to find someone to help me put it on line. I don't know how to cut and paste? Can anyone give me a quick course in that. So keep writing.................

Sunday, October 18, 2009

High Concept

Ever hear of the phrase High Concept? It is the 25 word pitch that you pitch to your editor or agent. I have been hearing this phrase alot and so I thought it must be important.

Lori Wilde has written a workbook Got High Concept? I ordered it and came up with my 25 word pitch. I would reccommend this to anyone. Has good info and makes you think. Her website is www.loriwilde.com

I also read Scott Eagan's Blog, he is an agent and RWA pproved. He talks about High Concept a lot, So you might want to think about this while you are writing your book, or you will have to rewrite the book if you figure out a better angle.....

His blog site is: www.scotteagan.blogspot.com

So think about your high concept and print it out where you can see it. It will keep you focused and on track

Friday, October 16, 2009

Writing

My vacation is almost over. I did set goals and I accomplished the goals. I think it is a good idea to set goals.. I typed in all of my pages in longhand. I worked on my e-book. I have 20 pages written so far. I am shooting for 50. I think that PDF Format will make the print larger so I might have more pages than I think...Anyone know anything about PDF Format??? Not sure how to go about that. Please give me your advice....

I haven't learned anything from this process of typing my longhand pages into the computer, cause I am still going to do it. Later this morning I will be writing in longhand and will have to start the whole process over..But least I am writing and that is what I want to do.........

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don't stop Writing

I got my hand written pages into the computer. It is not the time to take a breath and take a break. It is the time to keep writing. Everything is fresh in my mind and I am able to move on and have new ideas. I am going to write the proloue and the last scene of the book. I know that editors don't like proloues but I do, so I am going to write one. Not sure If I am going to use it, time will tell...

I watched The Proposal, with Sandra Bullock.......Very good movie...romantic comedy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Done Typing

Wow, I just finished typing in 100 hand written pages. That is what I have been doing for the past three mornings, for about 5 hours every morning. Not sure I would reccommend this method to anyone, cause I wouldn't say it was fun. But in order to write you have to sit in front of the computer and type, so that is what I did. Now I can move forward to finishing the book. That is my goal. I already have some good ideas for the next two books in the series. I am foused and devoted to this. All I can do is to keep writing and keep typing. That is the only way to finish the book and to get published,

I need to work on my synopsis and query letter. this is alot of work, but I will be published and I do hope you will follow me on my path to publication...............

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Still Typing

I have been up since Midnight....I typed 15 more pages into the computer and realize that I have a lot of work ahead of me. Lots of rewriting and editing, but I do like this story and already have plans for the next novel in the series........I have a lot of work ahead of me, but this is what I do....

I will be watching Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, later and Land of The Lost is out today...A good week to be on vacation................

Monday, October 12, 2009

VACATION

I have this week off. I was up at midnight, and typed in 20 pages that I have written in long hand. I then watched two movies. Bride Wars and Changling...Both were really good movies. I have a lot of typing ahead of me. So that is what I am going to do this week. It will rain all week and that is fine, cause I don't plan on leaving the house....Hope your writing is going well also....

Friday, October 9, 2009

Writing when you don't want to

It is raining out, pouring out and I have a terrible headache.... I had to drag myself to the computer cause my head is throbbing and my teeth hurt... Even though I don't feel like it, I am at the computer and do what I need to do.....I downloaded a great e-book How to write a great query letter by Noah Lukeman......It is free.... Look on Amazon Shorts.....I am debating on if I should look for an agent or just send out my recent novel............Need to decide......

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Write Before Work

I get up a couple hours earlier, before I really need to, before I go to work. It is quiet, and I have time to think. I pour myself a pepsi, and write for one or two hours before I go to work. It may not work for everyone, but I think if you do it, each day it will be easier for you. I do it and now I just wake up. Today, I wrote four pages before work and now I am blogging. I write that is what I do.............

Monday, October 5, 2009

Never Give Up!!!

Just wanted everyone to know that I figured out to get access to my writer's group on Yahoo. I kept clicking and a week later I figured it out, not real sure how, but I did it....Now all I have to do is figure out how to get PDF format...When I get my e-book finished, I'll need it, and I'll figure it out...............Never give up!!!!!

Writing

I didn't write today. I cleaned my house today...I am so tired that I didn't feel like writing, so I cleaned that needed to be done...I am blogging so I guess I am writing.......Sometimes I want to get off the internet, cause it just doesn't work for me.........I guess it is all trial and error, just like writing.........so maybe I will write more today.................

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Computers

Does one really need the internet to get published? Does one need to join yahoo groups to talk to other writers? I ask this, cause it seems like I can not do anything right on the internet. I can not pay my credit cards on line...I can not join a yahoo group cause I can not figure out how to do it. Sure I get e-mails and they tell me how to do it, but does it work??No!....So I guess I will just remain alone and write my stories and see what happens...As you know I lost my blogspot that went into cyber space and people told me that it can not happen........But it does to me.........So I will keep writing and see what happens.................

Friday, October 2, 2009

Life in front of the computer

I can't sleep at night. I have been up since ten at night and now it is three thirty in the morning. I typed in 15 pages of my long hand into the computer and put about five pages into the computer on the e-book that I am working on. I have been sitting in front of the computer for almost 6 hours and now I am on the internet. This is how I spend my time off . I write, even though I have no idea how to use a computer. I tried to join a yahoo group and can not figure out how to do that. So I guess I will just sit and write. I need a website and will have to find someone to help me out there. So when I am not at work, I am writing, cause that is what I do..............

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Writing on the web

I want to write. I want to be published. I have be looking at other sites, where you can make money by adsense. It all seems easy enough but if I put all my time into article writing, then I won't have time to work on my novel. And my characters want and need to be heard. So I decided to work on my novel. i just spent an hour on www.hubpages.com deciding if I wanted to do that. I am not sure yet. It is free and doesn't cost anything, but I am confused. So I guess I have to decide what is imporant to me. This blog site is imporant to me and writing my novels so I guess I made my decision, but I will keep looking Keeping my options open........