Time for our mid week check-in at ROW80.
I have included my goals, and in bold included my progress.
1.Write daily – at least 500 – 1000 words a day. Most days
- Take courses. I would like to focus mostly on plotting and character
I started a course on plotting and character through RWA on Monday, for a week and really enjoying it so far. Making connections as well
- Read at least 3 books on the craft of writing as well as articles online
Continue to read good articles on writing online.
- Finish the first draft of “Catching Love” –Worked on another chapter
- Finish the first draft of my MG novel No
- Write at least one picture book a month –Working on revisions
- Enter competitions and twitter pitch parties –No
- Take part in Write1Sub1 and 12 X 12 –just signed on again with 12×12
- Fulfill duties of mentor at ROW80, visiting my team 2x a week –Yes
- Write at least 2 blog posts a week (other than ROW80) –Yes
In the past two days, I’ve committed two big no-no’s for writers:
1. I read a novel by Bella Andre (who I enjoy reading) and then compared my current romance novel to hers. A huge no-no.
2. I received a “7” at Rate Your Story (“Your idea has merit, but needs lots of revisions, too mature, formal) for my newest picture book script – and let some one else influence how I feel about my book. A no-no
Needless to say, today I did not get much writing in . I’ve let others’ opinions worm their way into my mind and make me doubt my writing ability.
But – (and this is why I’m in ROW80), I knew that I must write and report on that writing.
It is only a first draft for the romance. And revisions are always made. So enough pity party and get on with what I enjoy doing.
Thanks for listening.
It is also WIPpet Wednesday,reat challenge hosted by K.L.Schwengel
Jan. 14/15 = 15+ 1=16 the chapter and 14 lines (From my current romance:)
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Banging on her door startled her. How could anyone get up here without going through security? She moved to the door and looked through the peephole, Flynn stood there, angry again.
“Emma, open up please. I need to talk with you.”
She kept the chain on the door and opened it enough to look out at Flynn. “How did you get up here?”
“A lady let me in. She thought I was trustworthy. And I am Emma.”
Against her better judgement, she closed the door, undid the chain and then let him in. Flynn walked into the living room and then turned to face her.
“Read this.” He handed her a folded newspaper, a tabloid. As she opened it up, there she was with Flynn at the bar, with his finger on her arm and his other arm on the other side of her. She was shocked at how sensual the picture looked. The headline read “Who’s the raven beauty with Flynn Clarke?”
Emma looked from the photo to Flynn. “Who took this photo?”
“I called the paper and they said it was a freelancer. Probably the same one who has been stalking me.”
She looked down at herself. Was that really her looking up at Flynn, seeming to be flirting with him?
“I didn’t expect this Emma. I’m sorry you’ve gotten involved with my mess.”