Wednesday, September 30, 2009

From Twitter 09-29-2009

  • 09:27:44: Trying to finish up Chapter 25 today! So close!!!
  • 11:42:30: OH MY GOSH. I am done. I am done!!! Done with the full draft of my story! DONE! (Next comes the fun part: editing, but I am done!!!!!)
  • 16:46:15: At writer's group, it was like I never left. Taking rest of the day off to watch TV and not think about my book! Starting editing tomorrow.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

From Twitter 09-28-2009

  • 15:34:45: Out on the porch basking in the sun. There's a soft breeze, and there isn't a cloud in the bird's-egg-blue sky!
  • 16:31:52: #music The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams
  • 16:32:10: RT @TheWritersDen: When once the itch of literature comes over someone, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. ~ Samuel Lover
  • 16:34:38: RT @AdviceToWriters: We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
    #writechat #writegoal #writetip
  • 17:37:21: Dinner break. Need to keep writing so I get a lot done before my brain starts feeling fuzzy...
  • 17:49:24: @TheWritersDen Heehee, here here ^_^
  • 22:06:40: I'm on my last chapter! Seriously this time. Looks like I had to add on one more to fit it all in :D
  • 23:12:11: About 5 and a half pages down, 1 and 1/2 of those at the beginning of my last chapter. Can't think anymore. Will start again tomorrow.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

From Twitter 09-27-2009

  • 03:33:31: Thanks to @lesbianlife for the Follow Friday. I think this is my first!
  • 03:34:43: Sounds familiar, except I ate 2nite RT @TheWritersDen: This is how you know you're an obsessed writer: I forgot to eat dinner tonight!
  • 03:43:09: For further reference: RT @AdviceToWriters: Well chosen quotes for writers:
  • 03:45:01: "Don’t tell anybody what your book is about and don’t show it until it’s finished..."
  • 03:45:57: "It’s not that anybody will steal your idea but that all that energy that goes n2 the writing of ur story will be dissipated" D WALLECHINSKY
  • 16:12:03: Writing and researching last minute details ^_^ Almost done now!
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

From Twitter 09-25-2009

  • 09:43:08: We are cleared for takeoff. Commence the writing frenzy!
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Friday, September 25, 2009

From Twitter 09-24-2009

  • 16:54:31: Researching medieval ships. Need to exercise my Google-fu. Anyone have any suggestions? I need to figure out how fast they could travel.
  • 16:59:28: Once again, I must thank the irreplaceable Little Details community on lj: Providing authors with answers!
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

From Twitter 09-23-2009

  • 09:41:57: @TipsForWriters I think of Twitter as a mini-blog that enhances the main blog. Even though it seems to take over ^_^, it won't replace it
  • 10:17:03: NEW BLOG My "official" progress post, and a few nifty links.
  • 23:16:40: Just realized today as I was taking stock...Ch. 24 will be the last chapter in this book. And I've already started writing it. XD
  • 23:17:04: I plan on treating myself to a movie in celebration when I'm finished!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

From Twitter 09-22-2009

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From Twitter 09-21-2009

  • 11:43:42: Was helping a friend get her self-publish book on Amazon thru Tip: Have your book description & keywords ready!
  • 11:44:53: RT @AdviceToWriters: Always write w/ the ear, not the eye. You should hear every sentence u write as if read aloud or spoken.C. S. LEWIS
  • 11:54:45: "Moments make movies work. Give the audience half a dozen moments they can remember, and they'll leave happy."
  • 12:04:46: SO awesome! RT @WritingSpirit: Barbara Cartland...would ask "Please God, get me a plot." That's how she wrote 23 books a year.
  • 12:05:43: RT @TipsForWriters: Scaredy cats who are afraid of failure call themselves aspiring writers. Writers call themselves writers. Period.
  • 12:06:01: @TipsForWriters I'm a writer!
  • 21:33:36: Finished Chapter 23! Only two more chapters to go!
  • 21:36:05: RT @AdviceToWriters: “Make mistakes. Make a lot of them. And make them’ll enjoy the writing process more...”
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Monday, September 21, 2009

From Twitter 09-20-2009

  • 10:31:32: RT @AdviceToWriters: RT @TheWritersDen: A writer ne'r has consists of either writing or thinking a/b writing. ~ E. Ionesco
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

From Twitter 09-19-2009

  • 14:43:22: RT @AdviceToWriters: Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.SALMAN RUSHDIE
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Friday, September 18, 2009

From Twitter 09-17-2009

  • 16:36:07: I keep hearing from authors that the last few chapters are the hardest to write. I'm glad I'm not alone.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

From Twitter 09-15-2009

  • 09:24:55: RT @TipsForWriters: Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month (November)? The goal is to write a novel in November.
  • 09:25:33: RT @AdviceToWriters: There are few things, apparently, more helpful 2 a writer than having once been a weird little kid.KATHERINE PATERSON
  • 09:51:51: RT @TipsForWriters: A good thing about writing is that you can do it morning, afternoon, or night. Just start...
  • 09:52:38: I RT a lot :-P I DO have original thoughts, but when I'm just writing, its fun to post things I found encouraging.
  • 11:31:54: RT @Quotes4Writers: "Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult." D Cronenberg UM TRUER WORDS NE'ER UTTERED
  • 12:18:48: NEW BLOG. The quote that sums up my writing life right now.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

From Twitter 09-14-2009

  • 12:04:23: "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells." - Dr. Seuss ^_^
  • 12:08:20: RT @AdviceToWriters: I don't wait 4 moods. U accomplish nothing if U do that. Your mind must know it has got 2 get down 2 work.PEARL S. BUCK
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

From Twitter 09-11-2009

  • 14:48:11: Made REALLY good progress the last few days! about 3 chapters to go! (I knew I'd have more than expected.) Wrote 7 pgs back story too
  • 20:59:19: "Enthusiasm" comes from the Greek word enthous, which literally means, “God within.”
  • 21:57:31: "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer." ~Charlotte's Web
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

From Twitter 09-09-2009

  • 13:02:46: Sure it's hard. But that just makes a creative breakthrough all the more delicious and rewarding!
  • 13:09:24: Gotta love Mozart's "Lacrimosa" #music #mozart
  • 13:15:41: @ruthannhogue Thanks so much for the RT of my RT! It made me happy! ^_^
  • 15:59:53: RT AdviceToWriters Style, like the human body, is especially beautiful when veins are not prominent and bones cannot be counted. TACITUS
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

From Twitter 09-07-2009

  • 13:16:35: Finished Ch. 20! On to 21 after lunch and a few chores.
  • 15:53:29: Starting on Ch. 21, officially. Out on the porch with Enya and a few soundtracks.
  • 20:52:02: Oh my gosh, the home stretch is hard!
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Monday, September 7, 2009

From Twitter 09-06-2009

  • 19:37:25: This quote keeps me going: "You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head." from Finding Forrester
  • 19:40:16: Seriously, it's my mantra as I write the last few chapters of this book.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

From Twitter 09-05-2009

  • 13:24:42: I have a cute doggie sitting next to me in the big green writing chair on the porch. It's nice to have the company. :-)
  • 13:28:28: RT @AdviceToWriters: We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.ERNEST HEMINGWAY
    #writechat #writegoal #writetip
  • 13:33:43: @DavidRic6 Hi! Sorry, I don't! I wish you the very best of luck, though! It's a tough market out there.
  • 13:35:37: I always love @LKHamilton's twitter posts. So insightful to her writing process.
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Friday, September 4, 2009

From Twitter 09-03-2009

  • 08:36:30: Plan to finish the last few chapters of my book in the next few days. Gonna do it. So close to being done!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

From Twitter 08-31-2009

  • 09:30:52: Family in town this weekend! So much fun! Again, real money beckons, and book gets shelved for today.
  • 18:01:46: Story idea that simply won't come out. Time to let it stew.
  • 19:19:04: Breakthrough! At last. It's something, anyway.
  • 21:23:36: The writing process really is a process. A never-ending process to get your work to a place that makes you as an author go "wow"
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