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Daily Writing Update (16)

Sorry I haven’t been active. I use my phone to write these posts, and unfortunately I dropped it. That baby was gone. However I have gotten a new one, so thing should be back to normal. 

Today I didn’t do much in the way of writing, but I have good news to share, like really good news. I’m so excited. So let me share. Today I came into a small chunk of unexpected money, and that unexpected money is enough to by scrivner! Which has a compile feature! Also a friend of mine got a new laptop, and gave me his old dell. So baby steps. It’s not a Mac, and it’s not vellum, but it’ll work short term. I feel so motivated right now. 

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Daily Writing Update (12) +A Peak Into My Brain

This evening I am not only going to talk about my progress, or lack thereof, as I normally would. I also am going to say my piece on something that bothers me quite a bit. How authors can treat one another. 

Today I got 200 words out. The story I’m working on has plateaued for me, and I’m not sure what to do about it. This sort of feeling towards a story hasn’t happened to me before. I’m hoping that if I put it aside for the time being, and work on something else for the next few days I’ll see a change towards it. 

I’ve been writing since I can’t remember. Creating stories in my head that I wanted to share with others. Along the way I discovered various websites and forums where us authors, published or not, could share our works and expirences. I believe that these places are a useful tool, but people can also take things too far. Which is why I personally limit myself to certain places. 

Not to long before I sat down to write this post I was browsing the Kboards Writer’s Cafe. I came across a post where a new author was  publicly naming another author that was established within the same genre, and accused her for ghostwriting. Now who cares if her books are ghostwritten or not right? But the thing is why do we have to be rude to one another? To pick at one another in such attempts to ruin someone’s name. 

Personally I have had my own issues with others rudeness. Even on the sites I limit myself to. I just don’t think we need to be mean to one another. 

I am aware that on some level we are all in a competition of sorts. Who can sell the most books. However we help each other quite often, sometimes without even realizing so.  We don’t need to claw at each other, to be successful. 

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Daily Writing Update (11)

Today started off as a bit of a struggle. I couldn’t decide where I wanted the scene I was writing to go, and it was frustrating. However I did get some writing accomplished. 391 words worth. 

Not entirely my best work, but better then yesterday’s nothing. Thanks to the lovely Mother Nature I have no school tomorrow. Which happens to be perfect because I’m hoping to get quite a bit accomplished tomorrow. 

Happy Writing Everyone!

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Daily Writing Update (9)

So I’ve been absent on her for a little while. Not nearly as long as I have been in the past, thank God, but I have been absent. I’m sorry about that. I’ve been dealing with a hell of a lot of stuff. I got sick, people ended up in the hospital, I had to help those people out, I have school, and tests, and homework, and I have to go to they gym everyday. 

And you know what, before I knew it everything had gotten away from me. I was caught up in everyone else’s lives, and had no time left for myself. My priorities slipped from me, and I’m pissed at myself for letting that happen. 

However, I would like to say that I wrote today. I actually wrote productive words. 1,100 of them so far today. I’m very please with myself. I’m taking it one day at a time, so I don’t get overwhelmed, but I will be back in the swing of things. I just have to find my balance again. 

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Daily Writing Update(8)

Today’s Outcome

Picking up speed over here, and I’ve also been hitting down my next projects in the order I want to complete them. In sort of a business plan fashion. Not a lot to report, but I’ve been busy. 

Plans For Tomorrow 

Tomorrow I’d like to buckle down, and get a couple thousand word out. We’ll have to see though, because I have a list of things I have to do. 

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Daily Writing Update (3)

Today’s Outcome

Today was pretty good as far as my writing goes. I got 478 words done on the prequel, and added in a new twist that I think will make things much more interesting. 

Plans For Tomorrow

Well I have a lot to type up. Like thousands of words. I also want to maybe finish the prequel tomorrow. I wanted to finish it today, but I added the new twist and things took off. 

What are your writing plans for tomorrow?

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Daily Writing Update (2)

Today’s Outcome 

Today I got 300 words even on the prequel. As I find myself further into the story I’m feeling like maybe this should be the first novellette instead of just a prequel. Just a thought.

Another thing that happened today, I got quite a bit done on the computer. Which comfortably put my word count around 1200. 

Plans For Tomorrow 

Tomorrow I’ll have a lot going on, and it’s going to be hella stressful. So that being said I’m not making any goals. I’m just going to see how things go. 

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Why Write?

Today was yet another trying day for me. More car issues and pressure from the family. By family I mean my mother. If you’ve been following me for a while you know how it always goes. I get depressed. 

So here’s what happened. I’m sitting down, sipping on a warm cup of my favorite coffee, and reading over some stuff I’ve written over the past few days. She comes in and asks me why I’m even writing if I’m not publishing anything. Of course I went back at her with a smart remark, but I later questioned myself. Why do I write? 

I write soley for myself. Not only to keep myself at peace, but to create the books that I would want to read. For me my writing is my outlet, and it’s fun to create the new worlds and characters. No I haven’t published anything as of yet, but I’m building a backlist. I WILL publish. Maybe not now, not next week, but I will. When I do I won’t be in it for the money, I’ll be in it for me. 

Now that begs the question my friends, why do you write?

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