Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Writing on Wednesday


I hereby commit to writing ten pages today. What about you? Make a commitment in the comments and then stop by at the end of the day and let us know how many pages you managed to write.

Dani Greer is founding member of this blog, plays daily in her character gene pool moving body parts around in a steamy romance, while listening to smoky blues and sipping Laphroig. Okay, green tea. 

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  1. See, now I could cheat since I've already done today ;-)

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    1. Whose today? Mine or yours? ;)

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    2. Mine. Which included a child's birthday. Mid-week. Very, very crazy day.

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  2. I'm in the thick of editing, so unlikely to do much new writing. But I'll commit to writing a review, how's that?

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    1. If it works for you, it works for me! :)

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    2. Well, I wrote and posted the review, edited a short story, which I read to my writing group last night, and edited 1 4,000 word chapter of my current WIP.

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  3. Editing the last 50 pages of a ms that is due to the editor on Friday. Hunkering down with red pencil, but maybe not with a blood-red pencil.

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  4. In the middle of a book layout for a client who wants the page size changed before the rest of the chapters are dropped in, so writing isn't on the agenda today—or this week. Then comes cover creation. I am so looking forward to the time when ten pages a day will be a minimum. :-)

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    1. Not sure why my comment sometimes prints twice. This seems to occur when blogger asks for my Google identity...hmmm.

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    2. That happens to me, too. Even on my own blog. All things technical are a challenge to me. Don't understand a bit of why things happen.

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  6. Just turned my book into my editor. Taking a day off from writing (although I might stockpile a blog post or two since I'm going to SleuthFest next week)

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    1. So Terry. What kind of magic do you use to turn a book into an editor? ;) And what a useful tool! The question is, can you turn the editor back into the book? Going back to my brat corner now. :D

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    2. I walked into that one. You must be related to my father. But, I figure, in a couple of weeks, she'll turn it back into a book.

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  7. Dani, that is the way to get 'er done ... and the amount of effort is relative ... I made a commitment to write just 1000 words a day on my last tome ... and lo and behold, finished it in six months. My current WIP is stuck in neutral ... I have some distractions at the moment (of the musical kind), but that's no excuse ... I'm going to commit to making a commitment in ... er ... the very near ... um ... the future!

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    1. Christopher - tell us about your musical distractions. I know all about that right now! One page. Write one page today, and include the music in some way. You can use it later. Also, when is the new book coming out?

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    2. On the Loose is rapidly taking over mind-share (it is a gas) ... but I'm sure I could eke out one page ... thanks for the push. Next opus is ... well, 300 one-pages away!

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  8. Writing has been slow of late, unless you count blog posts. I will try to do 1,000 words on the 3rd book in the Seasons Series. Seems like I have been working on this book forever. Sigh...

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    1. I can well imagine this book will be challenging for you at this point in your life, Maryann... given some of the character interactions you set up in the last book. How far into it are you? (And what a quirked sentence that was!)

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  9. I am beginning a rewrite on the first novel I ever wrote, which I plan as the 4th book in my series. This is harder than I thought! I've learned a lot in 18 years though!

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    1. Did you also discover you were better than you thought? I've had that happen to me looking at old writing. Even from decades ago, there are real gems shining through.

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  10. I'm seriously choking here. Mercy.

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