Tag: writing

The Next Big Thing … is that you? It could be … better check this list!

The Next Big Thing … is that you? It could be … better check this list!

Dirty, rotten scoundrel — I mean, great friend, Julie Reece 😉 — tagged me to take part in “The Next Big Thing” and answer ten questions about my current work in progress, so here I go … 1. What is the working title of your […]

With so many books, how does one find … 1?

With so many books, how does one find … 1?

If you want to find your friends, you’ll use Facebook. If you want to know the best contractor to fix your front porch, you might scour Angie’s List. If you want the cheapest couch you can find — the one someone just wants out of […]

#yalit on Twitter

#yalit on Twitter

I apologize for my lack of blogging. It’s not that I haven’t been working, in fact, my other me has been busy dealing with book release, launch and marketing ‘stuff’ with the pending release of the novel Little White Lies! But, as this blog is […]

Brenda Drake’s First 250 Words Contest — you in?

Brenda Drake’s First 250 Words Contest — you in?

The following 252 words are the first … ‘250 words’ (to end of sentence) … of After Dark. I’ve been instructed, by my fabuloso writer buddy Claire Gillian, to post these here so others may weigh in with their opinions. Once those opinions have been […]

After Dark Editing done!

After Dark Editing done!

Two weeks, 2000 words gone, After Dark has been through my standard edits. What are those standard edits? The first is a pass by one of my writer buddies. Gotta get ideas solidified and the really bad stuff I won’t see fixed right away The […]

37 writing days, 79,000 words … the results

37 writing days, 79,000 words … the results

So I spent the last 2.5 months writing the first draft of After Dark and last week, I finished! As of today, I have completed my first full draft edit (from my illustrious writer buddy). I am now 1/3 of the way through the 2nd […]

Day 37: Write-umentary : THE END!

Day 37: Write-umentary : THE END!

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +3562 Word challenges added into scenes: None. All last word challenges left for some other time. Total word count to-date: 78,756 (100% done with this story!) Notes: That’s it! THE END. But, since this is the first of […]

Day 36 : Write-umentary

Day 36 : Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +2181 Word challenges added into scenes: None … but I have two left for tomorrow. Total word count to-date: 75,194 (94% done with this story!) Notes: Last chapter!! Last chapter! I’m in the closing chapter!! I will write […]

Day 35: Write-umentary

Day 35: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +3007 Word challenges added into scenes: Pfish food Spank me sideways What’d you find, Holmes? Extra-terrestrial Total word count to-date: 73,013 (91% done with this story!) Notes: Beautimous! I am almost through! The reveals are […]

Day 34 : Write-umentary (70k words!)

Day 34 : Write-umentary (70k words!)

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +5950 Word challenges added into scenes: None this time, but I have a number to add, still. 🙂 Total word count to-date: 70,006 (88% done with this story!) Notes: The final big reveal is coming […]

Day 33: Write-umentary

Day 33: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +4046 Word challenges added into scenes: Wonga (ha!) Total word count to-date: 64,056 (81% done with this story!) Notes: Winn and Mac have somewhat reverse roles. When she pisses him off, he goes silent. Because […]

Day 32: Write-umentary

Day 32: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +2249 Word challenges added into scenes: No new ones added today. Got a couple left to go, though. 🙂 Total word count to-date: 60,010 (75% done with this story!) Notes: What happens when an otherworldly […]

Day 31: Write-umentary

Day 31: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +3489 Word challenges added into scenes: Boomshackalacka Dude! You did *not* just call me a dudette! Sausage and mash is the food of the future. Did you know that? Do eeeeeeeeeeeeeet If ifs and buts […]

Day 30: Write-umentary

Day 30: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +2722 Word challenges worked into scenes: Riparian

Day 29: Write-umentary

Day 29: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +912 Word challenges worked into scenes: Riparian Tittle Droopy drawers Cuz that’s the way I roll. Total word count to-date: 51,550 Notes: Not a lot of writing time today because I watched the 1984 version […]

Day 28: Write-umentary (50k!)

Day 28: Write-umentary (50k!)

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +1734 Word challenges worked into scenes: Riparian <– TBD Tittle <–TBD [insert character name/you] has/have the brains of a decapitated slug <– Added What the criscatcadoodlefish am I supposed to do with that? <– Added […]

Day 27: Write-umentary

Day 27: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +792 Word challenges worked into scenes: Riparian

Day 26 : Write-umentary

Day 26 : Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +1998 Word challenges worked into scenes: His Fangness

Day 25: Write-umentary

Day 25: Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +901 Word challenges worked into scenes: stereotypical BS

Day 24: Write-umentary (45k!) I need challenge words!

Day 24: Write-umentary (45k!) I need challenge words!

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +4766 Word challenges worked into scenes: Riparian