Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Writing Again

Yesterday I was sick for two days.  I really want to write a story, so I can put it on my website, and will let readers download it for free.  I need to write it first.  I have no problem writing rough drafts it is the rewriting that I have the problem.

So I started a story and see what happenes,  I know that I probably don't make much sense sometimes but I just write what I feel..  I am not trying to impress anyone.  This is me.  Like me or not.  This is my process, whether I like it or not.  I am posting part of a story on this blog once a week.  I am writing it as I go.  If you want to put your imput on the story, go for it. 

If you want to write a segment of the story......Let me know.   I am just writing the story as it comes.

The important thing is to write, no matter what.  It keeps me sane.  It is what I do and who I am'

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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Season to be Sick

No writing today.  I am sick.  I have been in bed for thirty hours and still sick.  I will still be going to work, and spreading my germs.  I don't do good being sick...

So I do hope your day will be better and healthier than mine.

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To Many Ideas

I have to many ideas in my head and it is hard to focus on what to write and see it to the end.  Not sure if it is normal or not.  I have stories started.  I have stories finished. but not ready for published.  Right now I am so tired that I can not think. 

Not sure if anyone else has this problem but everywhere I look I see ideas everywhere and I have notebooks filled with ideas.  I don't I walk to a different drummer and don't fit in with others, but that is me.

To many ideas, to little time.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Story Continues

"Where are we?"  Karen asked, as she stepped out of the car.  Her head hurt and she ignored the dried blood on her.  "Missy?  Are we really going to trust Matt?"

"I don't see where we have a choice?"  Missy said.  Walking around the car.  She took ahold of Karen's hand.  "I'm sorry I got you into this."

"Save the mushy stuff later."  Matt said.  "Come on."

"Where are we going?"  Karen asked.

"You women ask to many questions."  Matt said.  "We are outside of town and this old warehouse is the only safe place for now."

Karen looked at Missy.  "I don't think we are safe with him."

"No one is safe."  Matt said.  "The virus is out there and soon everyone will be infected, unless I can get the dosage to undo the virus."

"So let me get this straight."  Karen said, as she and Missy followed Matt.  "You found the cure for cancer and other illness.  Instead you messed with the cure and created it for warfare, wanting to sell it to the highest bidder, and now that the virus is out, you want to do the right thing and find the cure so the first cure will save people."

"Something like that."  Matt said.

Karen kept Missy close to her as the two of them walked through the metal doors.  The smell of bleach hit her as she saw people walking around in masks.  White garments, plastic gloves.  There were no doors only hospital beds with people strapped to them.    Karen looked at Matt.

The virus makes them violent.  Their strength is ten times stronger and have a short temper.  All they want to do is destroy."

"Modern medicine."  Karen said.  "Who is looking for us?"

"I had a meeting set up.  I was finally going to be rich, and was going to leave the country."  Matt said.

"Without me?"  Missy asked.

"Then Miss was snooping and found the formula and well, the apartment was being watched and now both of you are a target.  They want the three of us dead."  Matt said.

"Then we can't stay here."  Karen said.  "Maybe we should leave the country?"

"We are lucky to get out of city.  They are not going to let us out of the country."  Matt said.

"We could if we have a plane."  Karen said.

"Can't use the cell phones."  Matt said.

"Then we will just have to find Trece and fly to an island or someplace."  Karen said.

"Great."  Missy said.  "My life is over as I know it."

"It is your fault.  You were the one snooping."  Karen said.  "What was that?"

"They are not responding to the medicine."  Matt yelled.  "We gotto go.  Run!"

Karen grabbed Missy's hand and started running, having no idea what direction she was going, but they were right behind her.

Stop by next week and see how Karen and Missy get out of the building or do they?????

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Writing In Longhand

I always have written in longhand.  Then I typed it into the computer.  I knew that I was wasting time.  I am a bit stubborn.  I have read that other writer;s have done this also, so I figured it was the right thing to do.

Then one day I decided to type as I wrote.  I wrote 350 pages into computer in six weeks.  I then could start the rewrte.

So what does this mean for me?  I do write in longhand, but I do sit in front of the computer and type whatever I am thinking.  The other day I sat in bed for four hours writing on my computer.  I am more protective than I was before, I think.

So whatever you do, longhand or at the computer the important thing is that you are writing.  Remember that when you are not writing, someone else is.  Get that book written.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Moving Forward

Thanksgiving is over.  It is time to move forward and get writing.  I know that Christmas is just around the corner and you have a lot of shopping to do.  Don't forget about your stories and the characters that are screaming in your head.

I am no exception.  I need to get back on track and get busy writing.  The rough draft is done and the rewrite is harder than the rough draft.  So I need to stay focus and start moving forward so I can get it done.

So enjoy the holidays but don't forget the characters.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Going Ditigal

I found the ditigal camera and I am going to learn how to use it.  I watched the Movie Eat Pray Love.  Twice.  I think everyone should watch that movie.  There is a lesson in there, we all need to hear sometime in our lives.

It is never to late to learn something new or do something different.  That is what I am doing.  I am leaving my comfort zone.  I stepped out and asked for help.  I now know how to put pictures on my blog and send through e-mail.  It is not hard, but I never would of learned if I didn't ask.

It is not like I don't have a scanner to scan pictures.  If I fail, then I would try again.  So I am going to learn how to use the ditigal camera so I can put more pictures on my blog.

Don't be afraid to learn something new.  We do it everyday.  A new job, trying out a new recipe.  Learning to drive or just learning not to toss the computer out the window when it doesn't work.

I do hope you all had a Great Thanksgiving Day.  I am a vegatarian, so I didn't have turkey.

Any other Vegatarians out there?????

Learn something new today and watch Eat Pray Love.  It is never to late to change for the better

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Learning Something New

I have just learned to put pictures on my blog..  I know, I am behind the tech world.  This is the only picture I have in the computer.  It is from a Missionary trip.  I didn't go, but I do support the Missionary's  

I  will be putting up mre pictures since I just learned how.  I just re-read my first five chapters and took some notes.  I  like what  what I read, so I am in major rewrite mode.

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and remember to be grateful for everything that you have and be kind to someone today.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Not Writing

When I am not writing, I know that someone else is writing.  someone else is making their word quota.  someone else is getting closer to finishing their book, than I am.

That is not accaptable.  I was doing so good, with my writing, now that I am doing the rewrite and the holidays are here, I came to a halt.  Work is busier and I am just tired.  That is not an excuse, but that is how it is.

So I need to get busy.  Right now someone is out there writing with no excuses and I am sitting her wining and complaining.  I need to get busy writing.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sleep Or Write?

I am very busy at work, and am tired to write or blog.  Do I skip writing or sleep?  Do I blog or sleep?  It would be to easy to just watch tv and be lazy.  Take the lazy way out or write.  I will be tested this week as Thanksgiving approaches.  I will continue to blog casue that is what I do. 

What will you do?  Write or sleep?  What is more important to you?

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Writing Should Be Fun

Are you having fun writing?  All the time?

I do.  I think I was born with a pen in my hand.  I am always thinking about something to write about.   I always have new ideas in my head.

I never have problems where I get my ideas.  Ideas are everywhere.

I do have fun when I write.  I wouldn't do it if I didn't have fun.  I spend to many hours sitting alone in front of the computer not to have fun.

Have some fun today.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010


I have started my rewrite and I do like my story.  So I am going to work through the rewrite.  At this point I don't have a plan on how to do that.  I am rereading it and taking notes.  I will work on it everyday, and see what happens.

so no more page quota.  If I spen an hour on one page then so be it.  I will do what it takes to do.

How do you rewrite?  Any suggestions?

Hope your writing is going well.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Doubt Creeping In

The  rough draft is done and I am rewriting and now the doubt is creeping in.  Is the begining the right begining?

Do I have enough conflict?

Doubt is over whelming me. 

So this is what usually stops me from fininshing.  Doubt and Fear.  I really don't think I am that good of a writier.  Other's have said other wise.  So now I am going to have to work through my fear and doubt and finish this book one way or another.

Does this ever happen to you?

Let me know

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Too Tired To Write

I woke up a bit late, and just to tired to write.  Thanksgiving is around the corner and busier at work and the next ten days will be very busy. 

So I doubt that I will be that productive this coming week.

Do I feel guilty?  A little.  I want to write everyday.  I would like to be paid for writing, but that hasn't happened yet.

So I will still write but no page quota and will concentrate on my rewrite.

So keep writing even though the holidays are upon us. 

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Is Your Writing Good?

How do I know if my writing is any good.  I am rewriting my rough draft and I like it.  Will anyone else like it??  How do I rewrite when I like what I already wrote? 

So I reread chapter one, made some notes and will start rewriting.  It is going to be alot harder than writing the rough draft, so I will have my work cut out for me. 

So it is not about the page quota anymore, it is about mking the writing right.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Story Monday

Trece stood in the dark warehouse dodging the water that leaked from the roof.  He didn't know what Karen was up to till it was to late.  Now everyone was looking for her and he didn't have a clue where she was. 
How could life change within 48 hours?
First he thought the news media was overacting with reporting a new strain of the flue.  Towns are now quartined and now he was carrying a gun and questioning everyone who side they were on.  He wasn't sure what side he was on, expect on the side of survival. 
His back was againest the wall, a knife strapped to his thigh.  Holding a gun with his right hand, he listened when he heard someone walk into the warehouse. 
"They got both of them."  The short man said. 
Trece stepped out of the shadows.  "They have no idea what is going on?  Do they?" 
"Not a clue."  The man said.
"Thanks."  Trece said.
"What are we going to do now?"  He said.
     "We?"  Trece asked.
     "They have the formula to kill us or cure us. We need to get the formula so they won't sell it to the highest bidder.  Missy has the formula in her head and we need to find her."
     "Do you have a plan?"  Trece asked.
"I figured you did."  He said.
"You're right about that."  Trece said.  "Anyone else with you?"
"No."  He said.
"I know where they are."  Trece said. 
"How could you possible know that?"  He asked.
"Karen will leave a trail.  I trained her well.  This isn't the first time I had to go out and save the two of them."  Trece said.
"They are not going to let us out of this town."  he said. 
"Guess we will have to walk."  Trece said, grabbing his leather jacket.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm On a Treadmill

I feel like I am on a tread mill, and getting nowhere.  I have a rough draft finished.  Started another story, working on a short story.  I am writing everyday and feel like I am getting nowhere.

I have all these ideas in my head and want to get it all on paper.  I feel like I am getting nowhere.

I get up early, to write, go to work, come home go to bed and get up to write.  Same thing everyday, and getting nowhere.

I have been doing research to see if I should self publish and that looks expensive.  Have to pay to have someone edit the book and then pay someone to publish it.  Not sure I have that much money.  I feel a bit overwhelmed right now.

Have no idea what I am doing or if I should even bother to write.  What is the point of getting up early and writing if no one will ever read it??

So what am I to do?  I know that I will continue to write, but I feel like I am going no where.

Anyone else feel this way? 

I need advice.  How do I get off the treadmill??

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Friday, November 12, 2010

No Conflict No Story

I reread my first five chapters and there is no conflict. 

This is a major problem and one that I can not seem to conquer.

So I am in major rework mode.   I need more conflict.  So I will not be meeting my page quota, I will be reworking my story. 

Does anyone else have this problem????

I am not giving up....I am rolling up my sleeves and getting buzy...

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Thursday, November 11, 2010


I have just reread my first 100 pages.  I made notes and do believe that I am on the right track.  I will still have to do some major rewriting but I do like the story and where it is going. 

I am going to start the rewrite while I am still writing the rough draft. 

Here in the United States Thanksgiving is upon us.  Though it is a big holiday here.  I think it is over rated.  I will spend the day writing.  I am grateful that my computer and internet works. 

Thanksgiving is November 25, Thursday. 

Everyone who is out there and doesn't have someone to spend the day with.  Don't feel bad.  You are not alone.  It is just a holiday that man created.  Read a good book or watch a movie. 

Get busy writing and tell me what you are working on....

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Write Your Thoughts Down

I was at work and came up with a great idea.  I didn't write it down.  I thought that I would remember this great idea.  I went on break and I had no idea what I was thinking an hour ago.  I lost my great idea.

Has that ever happened to you? 

I usually write things down, but I was busy, and now I have to move forward and face the fact that I forgot my idea. 

Ever wake up in the middle of the night and have a great idea and by morning you forgot what it was.  Keep a notebook, pen and paper by your bed or with you at all times. 

Something to think about. 

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Page Quota

Yesterday I wrote ten pages.

I am also working on a short story, not sure of the word count yet, that I will post on my website and you will be able to download it free.  I just started it, so not sure how long it will take.  I am working on my manuscript and then working on the short story. 

So I am writing everyday and thinking while I am at work. 

So all I can say is keep working.  It will all work out in the long run.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Didn't Write Monday

I didn't write Monday.  I feel that something was missing all day.  I had to do family things, and I guess family should come first.  I am going to make it up today. 

People don't reaize that I have to write.  So I will write double today and while I am at work. 

I posted another segment of the story....Let me know what you think and where you want the story to go. 

Hope you have a great day!!!

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Sunday, November 7, 2010


Someone is following us.  Missy said.

"Ya think?"  Karen asked.  "Which way, Miss photgraphic memory?" 

"You're just jealous cause I have a talent and you don't."  Missy said.

"Just tell me what way to go."  Karen yelled.

     "Left.  Go left!"  Missy yelled.  "Wait!, no right.  Go right!" 

Turning left.  "We are so going to die."  Karen said.

"I said right."  Missy said.  "You never listen to me."

"I'm not listening to you.  That car is following us.  I'm calling Trece when we loose this guy.  Where is Matt?"  Kaen asked.

"How do I know?"  Missy asked.  "Matt and I don't have that kind of reletionship.  We never got past my name is Missy."

Running a red light.  "That was six months ago."  Karen said.

Before Karen could slam on the brakes, she ran another red light, crashing into a parked car.

"Am I dead?"  Missy asked.  "Karen?  Karen!"

Missy heard the car door open.  She looked up, and saw Matt.

"Is she dead?"  He asked.

"I  don't know.  What is going on?"

"A job interview that went very wrong."  Matt said.  "We gotta go."

"We can't leave Karen."  Missy said.

"Get in the car and I'll get Karen."  Matt said.

Karen moved.  "Don't touch me."  Karen staggered out of the car, hearing sirens in the distance.

"They found  us."  Matt said.

"What is going on?"  Karen asked.

 "I have the formula to cure cancer, and the future diases that made it out of the lab and the goverment doesn't want me to go public.  I also have other countries who want this, cause it can also help with destroy the human race if in the wrong hand."  Matt said, rambling.  "Need to know anything else?"

Karen slid into the back seat of the car.  "So you're selling to the highest bidder?"

Something like that."  Matt said.

"So who is after us?"  Karen asked. 

"The ones that we used as an experiment, that went trerrble wrong.  They want the cure."  Matt said.

"Is there a cure?"  Karen asked.

"If I have more time."  Matt said.

  Missy watching the headlights get closer.  "Not sure we have time."  Missy screamed.

"Drive."  Karen yelled. 


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Word Length

How long should your story be? 

How many chapters should your story have?

How many scenes should a chapter have? 

This is enogh to give you a headache.  I don't think there is a correct answer to these questions.  So what you feel you need to do. is what you need to do. 

I write 20 chapters...Three scenes in each chapter...I read somewhere a long time ago, that was a good formula to stick to.  I don't know it that works for today, but that is what I do.

20 pages per chapter gives me 400 pages....It is easy to plot out this way for me.  Easy for me to see if I need to add more pages.

That is what I do.  What do you think?????

How do you determine the word length???

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Write/ Then Answer Your E-Mail

It is to easy check your e-mail click from website to website and the next thing you know, hours have past and you have to go to work.

So you should write first, and then pay. 

I don't always follow that thought.  Yesterday, I met my page quota and wanted to write more pages, then I went to check on my e-mail and there went all my extra time. 

I need to get this book down, cause I want it published, but this is not an easy process. 
So when I get done blogging, I will go and make my page quota.

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Self Publishing???

I am still deciding if I should self publish or find an agent.  I have to admit that I am leaning toward self publishing cause I think that is the future.

Going ditigal.  I haven't decided and would like to be published by a NY Publisher, but I don't want to wait a year or two.  I want to be published now.

What do you think?

I made my page quota today.  Wrote 12 pages and I think that I will write a few more before I am finished.

Let me know what you are writing.

Monday I will post another segment of my story..

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Winter is coming/Time to Write

There is nothing good about winter.  I know that some people love winter.  I hate winter.  It is cold, icy and snowy.  I love summer.  I can wear my flip flops and never be cold.

So now that winter is coming, I plan to stay inside and write, and do what I need to do this winter to get this book published.

Query letter, log line, book blurb.  I will be working on all of this this winter, so come spring I will be ready to submit my book and get it published..

No doubts this time.  I will get this published.  Either by a New York Publisher OR an E-Publisher. 

I am determined and things are changing so fast that there is no reason that I can not be published if I put the work in.  That is what I am going to do this winter.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Now I am thinking of getting a website.  I already  have my domain name from 

I know nothing about websites.  I don't want to pay alot, but then I don't want someone to do a bad job from not paying much, plus I am not sure what to put on the website.

Who knew that writing could be so stressful.  So I will be exploring this.  Seems like everyone has a website, and they make it sound so easy.

By next year I will have a website good or bad.

Any advice for me???

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Keep Writing

No matter what you need to write, no matter what.  You will be surprised what ideas will come out as you keep writing.  That is true for me.  I am just writing and see where it goes. 

I don't discuss my writing with anyone.  I just write.  No one understands me.  No one understands why I get up early to write.  No one understands me why I write.  I still write no matter what.  I don't care what others think.

I have never fit into anyone.  People don't get me and I find myself alone, and that is okay, cause I have my writing.

You are not alone.  Your characters are your friends.  Keep writing cause that is the only think that keeps me going.

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Story Monday

"It's not my fault that I have a photographic memory."  Missy said.  "Why me?  It's not like I'm that smart.  I'm never going to put any of this information to use."

"Why were you snooping in his desk?"  Karn asked.

"I was just seeing if he was hiding anything and then I came across this folder and it had a much of numbers and symbols.  The next thing I knew someone was crashing through the window.  A man came out of the bathroom and shot him.  I bolted out of the room and here we are."
"Do you rember those numbers and symbols?"  Karen asked.
"Hello?  I have a photographic memory."  Missy yelled. 

"We need to fine out what those numbers and symbols mean.  What did Max do?  Where is Max?"

"We never got that far into our relationship, if you know what I mean."  Missy said.

"Trey could find out for us."  Karen said.

"You just want a reason to call him."  Miss said.

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Page Quota

I just wrote 10 pages.  I guess the story is in my head and the words are just flowing out.

So I have my good days and my bad days.  Guess this is a good day. 

Today is Story Moday.  Check out the story

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