Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

Hope you have a great new year.  Set your goals, plan to write everyday.  Only you  can make your dreams come true.  Only you care if you write and get published.  This is your dream and only you can make it come true.

Plan to write everyday and get that story written.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Writing Toward The New Year

Yesterday I wrote 5 pages.  I feel that I am back on track.  The holidays are over and I am not so busy at work and I feel better.  I like where my story is going and I will finish it and attempt to sell it at the Kindle Store on Amazon.

So I am back on track.

What are your goals for the new year?

Page quota?

It is good to have a goal, even if it is to write down an idea.   So think about what you want out of the new year, write it down and write toward the new year

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Write Everyday

Write everyday, even if it is only for five minutes a day.  Get up early or stay up later.  Write on your lunch break or you lunch time. 

There is time during the day to write, if you are sersious about writing.  You must decide what is right for you.

I get up early before I go to work.   I carry a notebook with me to work and jot down some notes so I wouldn't forget them.

The new year is in a few days.  Commit yourself to write everyday.  Doesn't matter if it is one sentence or 1,000 words, the thing to do is to write.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Setting Goals

It is that time of year...Everyone sets new goals for the new year.....Some people tell everyone about their goals, losing weight, going back to school or whatever it is.

I choose not to talk about my goals.  Not to co-workers, or people who are aquaintances.  They don't care about my goals.  Only I truly care about my goals.

When it comes to writing that is a personal goal.  If one doesn't write, one doesn't get it.

Example:  I told a co-worker that I had two blogs and I was getting hits on it.  I was excited and her comment was "Whatever."

She didn't care one way or the other, so I choose not to talk about my goals, cause some people don't get it.

My goal for each day is 1,000 words a day

That is what I am going to start with.

What are your goals.  You are safe talking about your writing goals here.  Writers care what other writers  are thinking.  Leave a comment and let me know your goals for the new year and everyday

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Sunday, December 26, 2010


I am a plotter.  I know the beginning scene and the last scene....Then I know where I am going.,  I have a destanation.  I have a road map and then I just toss in some obstacles along the way.

There is nothing wrong with being a panster and just plotting as you go, but I find that I go off the path and my story has no direction.  So plotting is my choice.

I even write the first and last scene first and then I feel that I am in the right direction.

The new year is just around the corner.  Pick a story, write the first scene and the last.....Start the new year off right and get that story written.

How do you plot???/  Leave a comment and let me know.  Let's write something this year..

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holidays Are Over

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get down to work.

No More Excuses.

My goal is 1,000 words a day. It might be a bit hard in the begining,  If I want to get published I need to write.

So enjoy the rest of the holiday and the new year will be here soon

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

Just want to wish everyone, where ever you are at .....

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I will start posting after Christmas...

Remember that Christ was born on Christmas.  

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Write Something Today...........

I want to thank all of you for stopping by and readying my blog....It means a lot to me that you are interested in what I have to say...

Have a Merry Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cleaning VS Writing

I am have some remodeling done and I can't find anything, including the writing that I am working on.  So I was not productive this weekend. 

I am not complaining cause my new floors are amazing and once the bathroom is finished, well, let's say I won't fall through the floor.

My writing is suffering though, cause I had to move everything and then I will have to move everything back, so I am busy, reorganizing.



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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Back On Track

I wrote five pages yesterday and I think I am back on track.  I have new ideas and am writing.  I guess it is good to get off track a few days, and then you are more motivated when you start writing again.

So that is where I am at. 

Hard to believe that next week it will be Christmas.

Just want to say Merry Christmas. 

Remember that Jesus is the reason for the Season.

Enjoy the season

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Finding The Time To Write

How do you find the time to write?  Do you have a writing schedule?  Do you block out some time everyday to write?

I try.  I do my best, but sometimes I slack.  I am busy at work and am jsut to tired, like yesterday and today.

I know that others write no matter what, whether they are tired or not.  That is why they are published and I am not. 

I am just waiting for the holidays to be over with, and then I can get back to my schedule.

Right now I am watching the classic  Miracle on 34th Street.   They don't make movies like that anymore.

Keep finding time to write.

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Writing Schedule

Do you have a writing schedule? 

I thought I did, but I have been slacking a bit with work and the holidays. 

A writer that I admire, works a full time job and still  writes like four books a year.  How can that be?  I am struggling with one short story. 

The word is that to be sucussful writer you should write 3-4 books a year, I would love to do that, but not sure I can.  So I continue to write when I can, and do my best.

What is your writing schedule??

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Write the Story

Do you ever spend to much time trying to find a agent or publisher, instead of writing??

I do.  I spend time figuring out how to get my book on, instead of writing.

I need to spend more time writing, but the internet, zapps my time, and the next thing I know hours have past and I haven't written anything.

That is going to change.  I need to write and do nothing else.  I am writing everyday, but then I get new ideas and then rewrite,  it is a circle.

I have made my decison to self publish and I know that I can do it.  Please stay with me as I become self published and hopefully I can help you along the way.  is where you publish on 

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Write Anywhere/Everywhere

Ever have a great idea, but no paper or pen?  You need to start carrying a notebook, and pen, where ever you go.

When an idea hits you, jot it down.  Carry it in your pocket, jacket or purse.  Have it laying next to your bed.

You never know when an idea will come and you will soon forget it.

I had a great title for my book.  I was at work, and didn't jot it down.  I knew that I would remember it.  I was wrong and that great title was no more.  So we need to start writing anywhere and everywhere.

While you are on break at work or at lunch in a restraunt.  Write down your ideas, no matter how silly they made sound, trust me, you will forget them and they will never come back.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm A Writer

Are you a closet writer?  Do you write and don't talk about it, don't tell anyone that you stay up late writing?

I use to be like that.  I lived in my own world with my characters.  Now I tell people I am a writer and there are people who support me.  Family members will think something is wrong with you, but other people, like co-workers or the lady who checks you out at the store might be your biggest supporter and that is what you need. 

You need someone that is impressed that you are a writer.  I went to the denist yesterday and the lady that cleans my teeth, always ask if I still write.  She is interested.  That makes me feel good.  The denist always ask if I am still writing.  That just gives me a boost of confience. 

So find someone who supports you.  Tell people that you are a writer.  It is who you are. 

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Book Blurb

Book Blurb....Log Line.....Elevator Pitch

This is a good idea to do before or while you are writing your book.  It will help you narrow now your story and help keep you focus, so you don't go off into a different direction.

I was working on my book blurb for the back of my book and it is not as easy as I thought it would be.  Once I decide on the book blurb that will be what readers will read, to decide if they want to buy my book.  So I am going to be very careful writing this.

Can you put your story in one sentence?????  That is a good way to explain your story to others, instead of just babbling and getting all nervous.

Elevator Pitch is 25 words or less to pitch you story to an editor or elevator.....

If you can do this I think your story will be more focus and help you go in the right direction.

So this will give you something to think about.  There are classes on line and books on this to help you learn about all of this.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Self Publishing

To be published by a New York Publisher or a smaller publisher OR to Self Publish?????

That is the Question.

Times have changed.  Publishers are not publishing as much as they use to and they are not taking risks with new writers.  Even if you get published that doesn't mean that they will want your next book.  Shelve life is only 3 or 4 months and then your book is off the shelf.

Self publish you can sell on line from your website of a site like  Then your book can stay out there for as long as you like.  I like the sound of that.

I just bought The Idie Author Guide by April L. Hamiltton from .com.  Tells you how to get self published on line.

That is the route I am going to take. 

I want to be a writer and I want people to read what I write.  It is that simple.

Tell me what you think.

Publish or Self Publish?

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Friday, December 10, 2010

The Joy of Writing

I was working on a short story, and came up with a new idea.  If I wasn't writing, I wouldn't come up with that idea.

That is what I like about writing.  I never know where it will take me. 

I like coming up with new ideas, whether it is for what I am working on or for future stories.

I write down all my ideas for now or for later.

What do you do with your ideas?

I like to see where the story takes me.  You will never know if you don't write.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Goals for the New Year

The new year is upon us.  What are your goals for the new year?

My Goals for the new year:

Get a website

Get a story on amazon and sell my story.

I think these are reachable goals. 

Share your goals, let me know

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Changing Your Story

I am rewriting my story and have changed the beginning.  I left out a character and made it more defined.  I rewrote the whole first scene.  I guess that is re-writing.  I think it will make the story better.  I just hope I don't decide to re-write the scene again or I will never finish the story.

Not sure if I am rewriting it the right way, but it is my way.  So this means that the other scenes will be rewritten, and if that is what I need to do, then that is what I am going to do. 

So I am going to get busy and rewrite the next scene.

How do you rewrite???  Do you have a process????

Let me know.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Dreaming Your Story

Do you ever think of your story while you are sleeping.  I was trying to sleep and all I could do was think of my story.....Did I write down my idea?  Did I get up and take notes of what I was thinking??

No I did not.  I have no idea what I was thinking or dreaming or whatever.  All I know is that I didn't sleep that much and have no idea of what my ideas were, so I am back at square one, with no new ideas.

Does this happen to you?????

I shuld of woke up, sat up and started writing.  Oh well.....That is a writer's life.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Change Is Good????

I a person that hates change.  I like things a certain way.  Don't touch or move anything.  The furniture never is moved.  The remote is always in the same spot.  Some people think that I am OCD   Obessive Compulsive Disorder.  I don't think so, so when the hot water heate blew up, I had to move things, and tear up the floor.   No more carpet, new tile. 

I adjusted to that change and I am trying to adjust to change in my writing.  I am going to start journaling again.  I haven't been doing that since I have been blogging....I have my notebook and will do it everyday.  I am also thinking about publishing on   The publishing world is  changing and I feel that I need to change with it.  I want my stories out there for the world to read.

So maybe change is good...I am learing to use a ditigal camera.....That was a major step for me.....So I guess we all have to change sooner or later.

Don't be afraid of change.....Never know where it will lead.....

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Build A Website

Next year I will have a website.  I will use  to host my website.  I can do that for under $10.00 a month .  I am not that tech smart, so a friend of mine is going to help me.  Even if you are not that far along to get a website....It is a good thing to start thinking about it, and figure out who you want to host it.  Then when the time comes, you will be prepared and it won't be so scarey.

The money part is what I am more worried about, but this is what I want to do, so I am going for it.  The first of the year I will have a short story and I will put it on  

So if I can do this, you can to.  I finished the short story and will work on the rewrite.

What are your goals for the new year????   Start thinking The new year will be here soon

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Writing & Not Thinking

I just wrote 15 pages in two hours.  Time just flew by.  I wrote and didn't think about spelling or anything.  I let the words and the ideas flow. It seemed to work.  Who knew my herione was going to end up on the roof and the hero would have to save her.  Who knew.

I know I have good ideas if I just can get them out.  This morning I did.  I am no longer writing in longhand.  I am writing on the computer.  I do have a laptop and I love it.  I will never have a desk top.  The laptop.  I can work in bed, on the floor or at my desk.  I can take it when I leave town or go to a friends house or if I want to write outside. 

So that is what I am doing this morning.  I plan on finish the short story that I am working on.  Then the hard work will start with the rewrite. 

I am now watching The Last of the Mohicans.  One of my favorite movies of all times.  I love watching Daniel Day Lewis run through the forest.

When he says.  "Stay Alive no matter what I will find you."  What is more romantic than that????

What is your favorite movie or favorite line in a movie???/

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Write For Myself

Do you write for yourself or for money? 

Are you waiting for an agent or publisher to tell you are great and brilliant?

I am not.  I am writing for myself and I believe that others will find me and read my work.  I know that  my ideas are good, so I don't listen to anyone that talks negative about my writing. 

I write, and I am alone with just my words and characters.  I write my stories for my characters and myself.  If you are writing for money or to get a pat on the back.   I wish you the best.

I am not published and that is okay.  I am putting my words out there and see what happens.

No one can tell me that I am a bad writer, I won't listen to them.  I write for myself and hope that someone else can relate to me.

What about you???  Who do you write for???

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