Writing Goals: updated

My writing’s been a bit sporadic lately. Here and there, when I can, when I feel like it. Ha! That will never finish my book. A few months ago, I participated in the ROW80 challenge for a couple weeks, and Read more…


The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Writing

I’ve been able to write a couple thousand words this week. Completed the introduction and the first scene of the book, and made major headway into the second scene, which involves wrestling, falling in love, and failed ambitions. I’m also Read more…


Writing, after all, is what I love.

1465 words this morning. It feels so good to write again. All week, I’ve been in planning and research mode. But something Jacob said yesterday really resonated with me. He said that it’s like I’m doing all this planning, all Read more…


Temporarily Overwhelmed

Aggh, feeling a bit overwhelmed. This writing thing is intimidating me. My own story! Intimidating me. Because I’m about to take the leap. I’m about to turn my writing from casual dabbling into REAL STORY.   A real, true story. Read more…


Published on February 16, 2012

That’s my goal: to have this book published by February 16, 2012. Remember that checklist I made? I just filled in all the dates and publication works out to be February 16. Of course, things could go amazingly well and I could be ready before then. Read more…


The Checklist to make my dreams come true

Gather scattered notes, snippets of story, etc, into one massive document. TODAY. RIGHT NOW. Stop blogging, Alicia and do it. Research: complete timeline 421-end of Thucydides by 9/1/11 Write each person’s story (snowflake) 1 week/person Look at overall arc, etc. Read more…


34,901

That’s how many words I have in my book so far. 34,901. Good words. Of course, 90% of everything you write gets tossed, but this 34,901 represents, for the most part, that leftover 10%. At least from the first run. Read more…


About to take the leap

My writing is horrible. No, not really.But i’ve done a summary and am now working on the treatment and I can see, better, the weaknesses of the scenes I wrote before. Scenes I had thought were possibly good enough to Read more…


6 hours of writing!

Alas, not six hours of writing on my book (that would be an unbelievable luxury!), but six hours of some freelance writing. Whoohoo! I love writing. And I love research. The writing today was on a topic I knew nothing Read more…


ROW80 fail

I started this ROW80 thing AMAZINGLY well: my new goal was 1,500 words a day. For a whole week, I wrote 2,000 words each day. It was such a rush. Then I let life get in the way: a funeral, Read more…