Archive for November, 2004

Monday, November 22nd, 2004
Bit of a rework while gearing up for the final days of the Write or Die Month

Had a really good writing day today. Wrote a scene that may or may not address the concerns of my wonderful critique partner. I really appreciate all the feedback I received from everyone. I also wrote several more pages in my contemporary. I’m up to page 62, so it’s cruising along. I don’t know how much I’ll get written tomorrow, but I figure I only have about 18 more pages to go with that story before I have a partial done. Yippee! Yahoo! Now if I can just come through with the paranormal I’ll be in business. 🙂

Sunday, November 21st, 2004
Just received feedback

I sent off my paranormal romance to my critique partner and she returned with feedback. Yeah! I trust her judgement, so I’m a little worried. She loves the story and the heroine, but is concerned about the hero appearing so late. We don’t hear mention of him until chapter two (page 31). He doesn’t actually appear until page 35. Do you think that’s too late? Are there any hard and fast rules about when the hero should show up? I know there are in category books, but what about single title? I’m trying to figure out a way of bringing him in earlier, but I don’t know if it’s going to be possible. There’s a lot happening in chapter one.

Friday, November 19th, 2004
National Treasure & Days By the Pool

It was a beautiful day today. Managed to make my way to the pool and actually do some writing longhand. Writing things out definitely uses a different muscle in the brain than when I’m typing a story. I did reach my page goals for the week and then some. I’m a little over halfway to a partial on the contemporary and sitting at the halfway point in the paranormal. I need to get fifty to sixty more pages written in order to meet my Write or Die month goal. No matter what happens, I’m pleased with the progress that I’ve made.

Tomorrow dh and I are going to go see National Treasure. We’re looking forward to seeing an action adventure just for fun flick. I’ll let you know how it is tomorrow.

Thursday, November 18th, 2004
So, So Day

I managed to chart out the rest of my manuscripts, but got into a fight I’ve yet to win with the formatting. Grr… I wrote a little today, not near as much as I would like. 🙁 I guess I should be happy that I’m ahead of schedule. I will keeping telling myself that until I believe it. I think it’s going to be a LONG night.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
Write Or Die results

I’ve officially met my week’s goal today. Yeah!!! I also reached page 50 on the contemporary. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but I’m thrilled. I didn’t think I’d hit that until next week. My goal tomorrow is to hit page 50 with the paranormal, so that they’re both in the same spot. Tonight I plan to chart out the stories. (Yes, I’ve already done that, but I need a more detailed outline.) If I can manage to get that done it shouldn’t be a problem to pick both projects up tomorrow and continue on without delays.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
Wow! What a day!

Yesterday, I had a rather unproductive day as far as the writing goes. I made up for it today. I’ve finally passed page 44 in my contemporary and just hit 40 in my pararnormal. It looks like I’ll reach fifty on each before the end of the week. Yeah!!! I’m so happy. I suppose I could keep writing, while I’m still on a roll, but I’d rather be able to pick up where I left off. I hope everyone’s day has been as productive.

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Well it’s a gray Monday morning here out West. It is threatening to turn sunny. I just don’t know if it’ll follow through.

I’ve started making out Christmas cards. Yes, I know it’s early, but I want to get it done. I don’t know about you all, but it seems like my Christmas card list has been growing over the years. How? I have no idea. I’d swear I know less people now than I did before.

I also plan to jump back into my story today. I’m not where I’d like to be in the Write or Die challenge. I don’t think I’ll make my goal by the end of the month unless I suddenly become amazingly productive. Stranger things have happened, but I don’t see it. 😉

Hope everyone’s week starts off with a quiet bang. And to my blog buddies, get to typing.