Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Goals, New Working Titles

NaNoWriMo is a little over a month away. But I've done that, the whole novel draft in 30 days thing. What I haven't done is a complete second draft of anything.

I have a new goal this year. I am going to write my second draft of The PDX Project (which I am giving the new working title of The Misadventures of Alex Rose) during the month of October. November, I will tackle a first draft of a new book.

Isn't this what real writers do? They write a new book while they are finishing their previous book?

I'll be back in October to update my progress. Oh! That is only a few days away!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Like I Don't Have Enough On My Plate...

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! Ok, actually a few months off. Well, a month and change. The point is, "It is coming!"

I am SO excited for my book this year: Don Gato Steps in Poop

It may sound off-color, and maybe it will be, but this promises to be a very fun book to write.

Speaking of which, I need to get my butt in gear and finish the one I already started. Goal: Second Draft by November!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Life throws a curve ball...

...and I match my swing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A miniature post:

The devil's name is Darius. I'm sorry, all nice Dariuses, but that's just how it is (in the book).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"You are going somewhere quickly."

So said the man walking past me on the sidewalk. Sir, you may have just solved the ending of my book.

I think I would be best served rewriting the book backwards. I'll rewrite the ending, then the chapter before that, and so on, until I get to the beginning.

I feel like a real writer: I am doing something crazy and calling it my "method."

Frustration of the Week:

Monday, I believe it was, my gmail account was hacked, and I unknowingly sent spam mail to everyone in my address book. Subsequently, I was locked out of my account.

I could lie and say that I was going to write this week but was too frustrated to sit at my computer. Truth be told, I've just been lazy.

I'll start slow today with some writing research, i.e. sitting outside in the sun and reading a book.