Monday, January 4, 2010


Still plodding along, writing by hand. More character background.

More time for reading, though.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


A little setback yesterday. I re injured the little finger on my right hand. Laundry is a DANGEROUS thing. I caught my little finger on a fulllaundry basket and bent it in a way it shouldn't go. The ring finger and little finger are taped together, making tying difficult.

Sooooo.... yesterday and today I hand wrote out the time line of Jeremy & Anita before they met, and when they met. I placed the beginning of the novel 4 years into their marriage. I worked out more of their back-stories and delved into a few of the secondary characters.

I am going to experiment with POV. I think I will try writing parts from 4 different angles, and see who's voice(s) work the best.

I didn't check word count. I hope with icing the finger and keeping it taped when I'm not typing tomorrow, I can get back to a 500 word writing goal each day.

Tomorrow's goal:
type up the hand-written stuff after typing 500 words of new stuff

Happy January 3rd.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Wrote 536 words for the novel yesterday. My goal was 500 words. Mostly back story and character sketches. Figured out how main couple met. Their names are Anita and Jeremy.

Read a little of THE PICKWICK PAPERS yesterday.

Goal today: 500 words.

Friday, January 1, 2010


New Year and New blog.

This is going to be my writing journal. My other blog was going to focus on writing, but cooking, decorating, photography and everything else invaded. I like the result, but want a reading and writing only space.

So, what am I writing? Right now, a couple of short stories, and the novel that's going nowhere.

New goals for writing---


2) outline and rough draft of sf short story. Working title HAPPY NEW YEAR (really, this has been the working title all along, LOL) and

3)character/setting descriptions and outline of novel to regain my focus

4) blog each day to keep myself accountable for writing goals

stay tuned......