If you’re writing Friday night or Saturday morning, this is your Write-a-book-with-me post. How are the words coming?
The story is shifting under my feet, but what I got tonight was solid. I have to remember to make sure my main characters are concerned about their man down…but for right now, Ki has finally decided to come clean about who he is. And even in coming clean, he isn’t going to give Aleksa the whole truth, and he’s … Continue reading →
If any corporate clown or useless idiot has ever dragged you into a meeting where everyone was encouraged to stand up together, sit down together, and shout in unison as a method of “building your team”, you’ve met Motivation by Morons. I was forced into a couple of those meetings while I was in nursing, and I could only look … Continue reading →
No secret that I’ve been swamped, or that I’ve fallen behind on a lot of projects that I have going. So I’m delighted to announce that Lazette Gifford is going to be the production editor for the 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make series. We have a couple of details to work out still, but some of the manuscripts I have … Continue reading →
My male lead just destroyed something amazing in order to keep the Balegarn from using it against him. I didn’t expect this to happen at all, and the fact that something so immense happened this early in the story shocked me. And my female lead is unnerved by assumptions the hero is making about their future—at this point nothing romantic … Continue reading →
Oh, man. Threw all sorts of mad twists into the story tonight—hadn’t planned for any of them (just planned for the concept of twists here) and they showed up in lines like chorus girls, kicking their feet in synch and grinning like loons. The story edges into the evil of the Balegarn, hinted at and now shown used against someone … Continue reading →
Took a long time to find my angle tonight—and the guy I was going to kill off didn’t die after all. What happened to him is a lot worse, though no one knows it just yet. And I’ve given myself an excellent jumping-off point for tomorrow’s work. I quit before I hit 300 tonight—first, I don’t want to move into … Continue reading →
I made it to the explosion. I didn’t get as far as the death. But my characters are coming together, and the scene is developing a nice shape. So I’ll probably end up killing off my unfortunate guy tomorrow…or maybe the next day, because I don’t see him being someone who’s going to go down without a fight. Between having … Continue reading →
Remember that you’re not trying for perfection. You’re shooting for a comfortable number of words that move your story forward—a little conflict, a little characterization, a little fun. No stress. This is not brain surgery—if you screw up the night’s work, nobody dies. Onward.
If you’re playing Write A Book With Me, check in here with your wordcount and update. And your degree of having fun. 😀