Saturday, October 30, 2010

Computers Are a Pain

Computers are great when they are working.  When they do not work, I wonder why do I even bother.  I got up and the internet did not work.

I wrote 6 pages first, and then had to turn off the computer and then turn it on again, in order for it to work.  I learned not to get upset, when it doesn't work.  Nothing I can do about it.  but it is working now.

I like my story and I have the first chapter done.  I plan on writing 2 chapters a week and will have the rough draft done by January.  Then the rewrites begin.

I am going to write at least one scene a day.  Not to much to ask.

So what does one do when their computer doesn't work???

Let me know.

Monday I will post another part of the story, Let me know what you think.

Check out my other blog: 

Write Something Today  

Friday, October 29, 2010

Started New Story

It was a slow start, but I did meet my page quota yesterday.  I didn't want to write, yesterday.  I was sort of bored and didn't want to do anything.  I did write and now I feel like I am in the right direction.

If I don't write something, I will never move forward.  So I wrote when I didn't want to.  I am still getting up early to write, and this is the only way that I will get anything written.

What motavates you to write?

Why do you write?

I write cause that is who I am.  I am a writer.

Check my other blog:  

Write Something Today

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Read a book

Sometimes I just need to lay in bed and read a book.  It is getting colder out and the thought of reading a good book is pulling me away from the computer and from my writing.  I will write today, but I do think I am going to read a book today. 

Winter is coming and the thought of leaving the house, does not appeal to me.  So it will be a good time to catch up on my reading and writing.

What are you reading ???

What comes first reading or writing???

With me it depends on my mood.

Check out my other blog:

Don't forget to check out Monday's Post. 

I will be posting another segment of the story..

Write something today!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Read The Story

Read Story Monday and let me know which direction you want the story to go.  I have no idea, I am writing this as I go. 

I am writing this for you..

I will post another part, on Monday!!!!!

Plotter OR Panster????

Do you plan every thing out OR do you just write and see what happens???

I am a plotter.  I plot out every chapter and know where I am going.  Yes I do change it along the way, but when I sit down I know what to write, so I never have writer's block...  I know the last scene in the book and I write the last scene so I know where I am going.

It doesn't matter which way you do it, as long as you write and get the story written. 

I have started my second story and I like it already.  I have the prologue already written and the first 5 chapters plotted out.

Writing the rough draft is the easy part.  Rewriting is hard for me.  I will tackle that in January.

Check out my other blog:  

Write Something Today

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I finished my rough draft.  Done.  I am now going to start on my rewrite and start on the second book.  It is all plotted out and I am just going to write, and get it down.  It will be done, by January.  I will have two books in the works and know that I am not a one book wonder.  So I will be writing everyday.  I get up early before I go to work and write.

It is a good feeling to have the rough draft finished and now I am moving along.

What are you working on?

Check out my other Blog:

Write Something Today


Monday, October 25, 2010

I Write For Me

No one cares if I write.  I write for myself, cause that is what I want to do.  No one cares if I finish my book.  I do.  That is why I get up early, before I go to work and write.  I don't talk about my writing to anyone, not my friends or co-workers, cause they don't care or understand my need to write.  So this is a lonely career.  I am isolated from people and I write, cause that is what I do.

Why do you write???

Check out my Story Monday and tell me what you think.

Check out my other blog: 

Write Something Today!!!

Story Monday

The Adventures of Karen & Missy

Who knew the fate of the world relied on these two?

"I think this is a bad idea."  Missy said.
Slamming the truck.  "A little late to start thinking now."  Kelly said, walking around the car, opening the door.  "Get in." 

"Where are we going?"  Missy asked.

Kelly slammed the car door, when she saw the headlights coming toward them. 

A black pickup pulled up.  He stepped out of the truck, wearing a black cowboy hat, black jeans and black cowboy boots.

"Going somewhere?"  He asked.

"Trey."  Kelly said.

"Sneaking out in the middle of the night, once again.  What are the two of you up to?"  He asked.

"Nothing."  Missy answered.

"How'd you find us?"  Kelly asked.

"Better tell Missy to stop using twitter."  Trey answered.

"We have to go."  Kelly said. 

"Call me when you need me."  Trey said. 

Kelly watched Trey walk back to his truck.

"You're better off without him."  Missy said.  "He wouldn't believe you, even if you told him.


Check out my other Blog: 

Let me know where you want this story to go.  Let's Write Together

One More Chapter to Write!

I just wrote 15 pages and have chapter 20 to write and then the rough draft will be finished.  It has taken me a couple of weeks longer to write,but I am still quite proud that I did this in a month and a half.  I did have one week when I didn't work, so I wrote 90 pages that week. I still finished so that is a good thing.

I have a rough synopsis that needs work also, so I feel that the real work is in front of me.

This year is almost over.  I am going to start another story and will have the rough draft done by the first of the year.  That way I will have two books in the work.  When an agent or editor asked..What else do you have?  I can tell them about my other book.

So I need to finish the last chapter and move to the next book and will work on the rewrite.

I am always writing.  Thinking.

What are you working on????

Check out my other blog:'

Write Something Today

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New York Publisher OR Self Publish?

Things are changing rapidly.  Should one look for an agent, and see if one can see their book in print and in book stores?  OR  Should one self publish and promote one's book on line and have total contol over the book and keep the  copy rights?

This is a major decision.  One must think about.

Who wouldn't want to have an agent and see their book on the shelves, but that could take years.  I think one should think global.  If you are self published, e-book form, people from other countries will have access to your book.

I am going to look for an agent, but if that fails, I do believe that I may self publiush my book, cause one never knows till they try.

What do you think??

Self Publish or Get an Agent????

Check out my other Blog:  

Write Something Today

Monday I will post the first 2 pages of my story.  Monday will now be Story Monday!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

300 Pages

I have written 300 pages....Yea!!!! It has been a long time that  have done this.  It is all in the computer and I can read it and make changes.  I have two more chapters to go and the book with be done and then I can start the rewrite.  So it has taken me longer  than I have planned but I am writing everyday. 

I will be ready to submitt next year.  I have a plan and am sticking to it.  It is my plan and it may not work for everyone. 

You need a plan.  What is your plan? 

Check out my other Blog: 

Write Something Today 

Flash Fiction

Just recieved my copy or Writer's Digest and learned something new.  It is called Flash Fiction.  It may have been around for awhile, but I never heard of it.  it is a complete story in 1,000 words or less.

That is a challenge in itself.  Something to think about and try.  There are sites on line that will publish them.

So I am going to try it, and when I do come up with something I will post it here.

Why not try it yourself.

Check out my other blog: 

Write Something Today

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Write! No Excuses

There are a lot of reasons not to write.  There are a thousands of excuses.  I write every day, even if it is one word or a thousand words..  The internet can take a lot of time away from the writing process.  Tv will also take your time away.

So I get up early to write before I go to work.  It is not always easy.  My goal is to write 5-8 pages a day. 

The only way to get it written is to write.

Check out my other blog: 

Write Something Today  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ideas Are Everywhere

Ever wonder where writer's get their ideas.  They are everywhere.  I can sit and watch people, and come up with a story about them.  Read the paper.  Look around, people, a building, a garden can always spark an idea.

Ideas are every where.

Speaking of ideas I have one. 

Starting Monday I will be posting 2-3 pages of a story, Every Monday.

The Adventures of Missy & Kelly

Who knew that the fate of the world rested in their hands.

What do you think?????

Let me know, and tell me where you want the story to go.  Do you want it to be a romance, vampires, sci fi???

I am open this story is for you  I am writing this story for you

Let me know.......

Check out my other blog:  

Write Something Today

Monday, October 18, 2010

3 Chapters to Go

Have written 5 pages today and working on Chapter 18.  I am closing in on the end.  I am very excited.

I have it all in the computer and will be ready to start the rewrite. 

It is not easy to write everyday, or blog everyday.  This is what I want to do, so that is what I am going to do. 

I need to get ready for work to pay the bills.

I am going to start a short story and will post it here, when I get it started.  I will let you know when I am ready to put it up. 

I feel that I am a fast writer and have some good ideas. 

Do you have any ideas??  Put them on paper and see where it takes you.  Writing is the best medicine ever.

Check out my other Blog" 

Write Something Today

Page Quota

I wrote 10 pages and feel that I need to take a break and think.   

Thinking is always a good thing. 

Writing is a lonely business.  Though I do find joy in writing. 

Let me know what you are working on.   How do you handle the isolation of being a writer?

Check out my other blog:

Write Something Today

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Posting a Story

I was thinking....I was thinking that I would start a story and post 3-5 pages every Monday? 

What do you think?  Would you be interesting in reading it????????

I haven't thought up a story line yet, but I will let you know.  Let me know if you want to read what I write.

Leave a comment and I will respond.

I already wrote  my 5 page goal, but I am going to increase it to 8 pages a day.  Wish me luck

Check out my other blog:  

Write Something Today    

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Taking A Day Off

I am sorry to say that I didn't make my 100 page quota.  I made it to 75 pages so that is not bad.  I wrote the rough draft synopsis, and that is good and I also entered the Writer's Digest contest.   So I think I did pretty good this week.

I have 100 more pages to write and the rough draft will be finished.  It took me about a month and two weeks.  that is writing everyday, no matter what. 

I am taking today off to do family things.  So if I write anything, it will be in longhand, but I did get up early to blog.

What are your goals this coming week?????

Let me know....

Check out my other Blog:      

Write something today

Writing Synopsis

I spent my time at the computer, writing my synopsis.  It was only two pages long and I know that I need to rewrite, but I have the basics down and that is a start. 

I also wrote a two page synopsis on the next book I am going to write.

I think it is good to have a beginning and end.  So I won't go off track.

I know that this might not make sense to anyone, but I have about 100 more pages to write and then the rough draft will be done, then I am going to write the next one.  By January 2011 I will have two, rough drafts complete and will start the rewrite.  The reason I am doing this, is beacause I want to be able to have two books to sell.  If an editor or agent says  what else do you have, I can say, let me show you. Both of them are contemporary and I think they are starting to sell.

I am raising the bar and plan on writing till I can't write anymore.

What are your goals???  Think Big.....

Check my other blog:

Write Something Today


Friday, October 15, 2010

Enter a Contest

I have just finished my entry to a writing contest.  I just have to mail it.

I am entering Writer's Digest Short Short Story.

Deadline December 1,2010

I also just wrote 15 pages.

I am moving along and on schedule

Check out my other blog:

Write Something today

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time Passing

It is Thursday and I have written 60 pages this week so far.  My goal is 100.  I have written 10 pages this morning and wrote 5 pages yesterday.  I did clean yesterday, so I got that out of my system and plan on writing 20 more pages this morning. 

The days are passing quickly and I see the finish line.

How is your page quota going?

I have never written this much in a short time, so if I can do it, so can you.

I have 244 pages in the computer.

Check out my other blog:

Write Something Today


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Writing Time

I got up and wasn't as perky as I was yesterday.  When I am writing, the time flies by.  Why is that?  When I am at work, seconds seem like minutes.  Why is that?

I wrote 5 pages before I came on line and don't think I will make my page quota today, but I am going to try.  Can't be productive everyday, but I did write my 5 pages.

What do you do when you don't feel like writing?

I took a break and blogged and will go back to writing, that is the only way it will get done.

check my other blog:

Write something today

Still Writing Ten Hours Later

I wrote 27 pages today.  I took a few breaks, drank to much pepsi, but I wrote more than one chapter today.  I took a break and started to watch a movie, but the computer was staring at me.  I took another pepsi out of the frig and started writing again. 

I have 227 pages written and 57,000 Words written.  I have never gotten this far, least not having it in the computer.

I am telling you, if I can do this, so can you.  It does take a commitment and a bit determation.  I have that and I am surprised how the new ideas are coming to me and can not wait till the end.

We can do this together.  Decide that you will right everyday, no matter what, even if it is only one word and then you will want to write more each day.

Take  the first step and lets finish the book together.

After the rough draft is written, there is a lot more work to do.  Revision, query letter, don't leave me now, cause I have a lot more to say.

Check out my other blog: 

Write no matter what....

Keep Writing

Yesterday I wrote 15 pages and today I wrote 20.  This is the first time I am not writing in longhand.  I keep writing and I am surprised that ideas come to me.  Sometimes I take a break to think.

The thing that I am finding that if I just keep writing I write through what ever I am stuck on.  I am now on page 220 and on Chapter 13.  By Sunday I will have Chapter 15 done.  I am doing my best to write and get the rough draft done.  I guess it is just a personal goal.  If I want to be a writer, I need to write and that is what I am doing.

Co-Workers are always asking me how my day off was, what I did.  I just answer the usual. I don't tell them that I am writing every chance I get, because I know that I am wasting my time, cause they really don't care and don't get it.

I keep writing and I won't stop this is what I do and who I am.

Check out my other blog: 

What are your writing habits? 

Monday, October 11, 2010


I have been up for four hours and have written to pages.  i am going to make my page quota. I plan to write 20 pages.  I have ten more to go.

Do you have goals for each day?

Do you wake up and know what your goals are for the day?

I do.  I write down my goals on paper to make it more real.  That seems to work.  I go to sleep, thinking what I am going to write when I wake up.

You need to make goals, make lists and see if that helps you.

Most of all you have to sit down and write no matter what.

What are your goals for today?

Check out my other blog:  

Leave a comment and I will answer

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wrist Pain

I have been writing a lot this past month, and now I have writst pain.  I do wear a wrist thing, but I do not do it on a regular basis, so now I am.  I think I need a better support system for my arms, wrists and back.  I put some ice hot  on my writst when I went to bed, so see how I do today at work.

What do you do to help yourself while you are writing.

My fingers ache and my there is a pain in my writst.

Let me know, before my pain becomes worse.

Check out my other blog: 

Please leave a comment and I will respond....Thanks

Friday, October 8, 2010

Have an Agent Or Not Have an Agent?

A few years ago, I wrote a book and mailed it to about 25 publishers.  Naturally, it was rejected.   I didn't know why then, but now I know, It had no Conflict.

I sent it out directly to the publishers.  This time around, I am going to finish this book, that I am working on and I am going to see if I can find an agent first.  I do believe in this book.  I want a multibook contract, and the only way I am going to get one is with an agent.

So what do you think?  Agent?  Or No Agent?

Check out my other Blog:  

One Month/ Half Way There

I just wrote 10 pages.  I now have 180 pages into the computer and 45,000 words.

Half way there.  I think that I am a bit behind my page quota but my goal for next week will be 100 pages.  I will be writing no matter what and I will keep you posted each day on my progress.  I need to get this written, and get it published.

What is your page quota  for the day???

Check out my other blog:  

Write Today No Matter What

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Clean Or Write?

I got up and I started to move things around, clean up a little bit, but I knew I had to write.  Where does all that dust come from??

So should I clean or should I turn the computer on and write???

Thank goodness I turned on the computer and stopped cleaning.

There are always distracttions.  But I need to stay focus and write everyday.  So I need to get off here and write.

How do you deal with distractions????

Check out my other blog:  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Social Media

I know nothing about this new Social Media....Face Book...Twitter......Website.....Blog............

It is enough to give me a headache..........I don't even know how to put pictures on my blog or send them through e-mails.

So how much time should you give to this social media?? 

I need to write.....I need to get this book done, not to mention the query letter and the synopsis and then the research of finding the right agent and editor....

How does one find time to do all of this and still work to pay the bills..

I need heldp!!1

Please let me know how you do all this....

Check out my other blog:   

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is Page Quota Enough?

I am meeting my page quota and I wonder if that is enough, just to write 5-10 pages a day.  What about the query letter?  The Synopsis?  I realize that I have to rewrite, put more emotion on the page, so though I am happy that I am writing everyday.  Is that enough????

I am not sure that it is.  But for now I am going to stick to my page quota.  That is the only way the book will get done.

How do you mange to get the book written???/

I could use all the help I can get.

check out my blog:  

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sagging Middles

I am working on Chapter 10.  This is where I usually wonder off to the next project.  I am not doing this.  I am going to write through and will not stop till the end.

The first half of the book is done, rough draft that is.  I like the first 10 chapters.  I think that I have enough conflict, and I do like it.  I know where I am going in the last half.

I have 165 pages into the computer and that took me 4 weeks, so that is pretty good  for me.

The only way I am going to finish this, is to keep writing no matter what.

No Sagging Middles for me????

How do you handle the Sagging Middles??

Check out my blog

Word count

34,357 words and 163 pages.

I wrote ten pages this morning.  I have been sitting if front of the computer for the past four hours.

I do hope that you are able to meet your word count or page quota.

Have a great day.

check out my other blog:  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm a Plotter

Do you plot?  Are you a list maker or are you a panster? 

I am a plotter.  I plot out most  of the book, though I do make changes along the way.  I do know the first scene and the last scene.  Sometimes I write the first scene and the last scene, so I know where I am going.

Which ever you do, you need to do it. 

Don't worry how others are doing it.  Your way is best for you.

Let me know how you write?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Writers Write

Published or unpublished, doesn't matter.  If you don't write, you are not a writer.  I read Scott Eagan's Blog every day.  He is running a contest this month.  What struck me was the fact that when he announced the contest, he already had  three entries that he posted.

People are out there writing, no matter what.  What are you doing?  I know that it is not easy and would be easier to eat a bag of chips and watch a movie, but if you have the desire to see your name in print, your book at the bookstore, you need to write.

So as I am writing this blog, someone is working on their book.  While I am clicking from website  to website, some one is sending out a query letter. 

So this is just something to think about, when you don't want to write. 

I am still getting up early to write.  This is what I want to do.

Are you writing? 

Let me know.  We are in this together.

Check out my other blog: 

Get busy writing 

Friday, October 1, 2010


I wrote 5 pages and for some reason the words are just flowing, for now.  I will have this rough draft done by November, then I am going to write another rough draft on a completely different novel, so by January 1st, I will have 2 novels done, rough draft.

I realize that most people wouldn't do it this way, But by the time I am 50 I will have 2 novels complete, no matter what. 

I do have a problem connecting with people and I have different ways of thinking, so this is what I am doing, right or wrong.

What are your goals from now till the end of the year?  What are your goals for the year 2011.  It will be here before you know it.  Start planning now.  2011 is our year.

Check out my other blog:  

Buy a new 2011 calendar and start making goals for the new year!

Made Quota

I wrote 15 pages this morning.  I have 151 pages in the computer 31,978 words.

I have been sitting in front of the computer from 11:30pm till 5:00am.

So I am on track.

Have you reached your goal today???

Let me know