Month: December 2010

Day 2: After Dark “Write-umentary”

Day 2: After Dark “Write-umentary”

Word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): 1,131 Total word count to-date: 2,711 Stress level at completion: None! Though I do wish I’d accomplished more. I was highly but happily interrupted at home. Time allotted to writing: Hit or miss for 2 hours […]

Day 1: After Dark “Write-umentary”

Day 1: After Dark “Write-umentary”

Ah… I couldn’t resist, but started 1 day early. 🙂 Word count: 1,544 Stress level at completion: way low …. good writing’ time to begin Chapter 1! Time allotted to writing: Dunno. Hit or miss for 2 hours ish Completed: Chapter 1, Scene 1. Favorite […]

Follow my writing progress!

Follow my writing progress!

My goal … as I write the Choice Trilogy, is to document my writing process down to the minute detail. Why? Oh … for fun. 🙂 Actually, I want to see what it takes for me to write three stories-that-are-really-one and to plow through with […]

A Merry THANK-YOU to my friends …

A Merry THANK-YOU to my friends …

Many people talk about how writing is a very personal, individual and isolated activity. It keeps them rooted to a laptop, in a world created on their own. A place without the input or camaraderie that comes with team sports or even working in a […]

My first trilogy with sequels

My first trilogy with sequels

I have to admit that under my other pen name, all my stories are series of three — so trilogies. The difference between this me and my other me is that Emi Gayle stories are coming out as sequels instead of series. What’s the difference? […]

One ‘beauty’ of the YA genre?

One ‘beauty’ of the YA genre?

Word count. Not sure what that means? Word count refers to the number of words in a novel. Under my adult pen name, I write 80,000 – 100,000 words in per novel. For my YA stories, I shoot for 70,000- 80,000. No matter the story, […]

Early Synopsis : After Dark

Early Synopsis : After Dark

I said on 12/3 that I’d post my synopsis — the complete work that came to me in a drive-thru line while waiting for my milkshake (one which was delicious, by the way). Keep in mind that my early synopses don’t always finish out as […]

Working on a new novel already :)

Working on a new novel already :)

It’s percolating. That’s what I’m calling ‘working’ in this case. 🙂 In the drive through at Chick-Fil-A the other night, I was looking out through the windshield of my mini-van with my girls in the back singing songs and I remembered a quote that my […]