Some days, writing is like flying — it’s effortless, and exciting, and maybe a bit scary and windy, especially when the ground seems a long, long way down. But these are the days when you have to pull yourself away from the words when all you want to do is keep going. I managed to… Continue reading The Mystery Deepens… Ohio 4 and Important People Lying
Good writing day. Not epic, but…
Not every day CAN be epic. I had to do something hard thinking, and some outlining, and some worldbuilding, and none of that stuff counts as words. But it’s all essential. However, the part I got, I love. So now I have to go out into the world and DO STUFF. •·.·´`·.·•·.·´`·.·•·.·´`·.·•·.·´`·.·• My daily words… Continue reading Good writing day. Not epic, but…
A very good Ohio Wednesday… and a disturbing twist
I got 1319 words today, nicely over my 1200-word objective. And I like what I got. Yesterday’s stuff was funny, but today’s words got serious as my main character and a friend of hers started investigating a project they want to take on — and my MC pointed out that there are some significant dangers… Continue reading A very good Ohio Wednesday… and a disturbing twist
The Other Shoe Dropped — Ohio 4 and the Friday “Say WHAT?!”
In the first version of these novels, I had one main character who I was having do a lot of chasing around because my main character was being stubbornly stupid about an activity that was bad for her — except she refused to see it. I made her smarter. And because she stopped doing stubbornly… Continue reading The Other Shoe Dropped — Ohio 4 and the Friday “Say WHAT?!”
Still outlining Ohio 4, but got sidetracked by writing the first chapter.
It happens. You get about half of your 30-word chapter Sentences written, and this GREAT first sentence for a chapter pops into your head, so you go ahead and you write down that sentence because you know if you don’t you’ll forget it… And about 600 words later, you realize that you haven’t finished outlining… Continue reading Still outlining Ohio 4, but got sidetracked by writing the first chapter.
Ohio 3 is now done in first draft!
57,841 words total. I like the story. I love the ending. And now the novel gets to sit quietly for a while as I plot the replacement Ohio 4. In revision, it will probably get a bit longer. Most of my stuff does. Based on some very good advice, I am, however, now considering doing… Continue reading Ohio 3 is now done in first draft!
Evil Afoot — 2077 words, and I got a nice bit of a cliffhanger at the end
Very pleased with the nasty situation in which I’ve dumped my MC — she’s going to have a rough rest of the week, too. Evil is a foot (it left its footprint all over everydamnthing, in fact…) and my MC is in the process of using what she discovered to lead the bad guys into… Continue reading Evil Afoot — 2077 words, and I got a nice bit of a cliffhanger at the end
A tricky bit to figure out for tomorrow… BUT done for today.
Tomorrow my MC has to figure out how to contact (and then rescue) someone important trapped behind enemy lines without breaking the rules that forbid her from having any contact with the enemy. I already know how she’s going to do this. I just need to figure out how to make it smooth, and clean,… Continue reading A tricky bit to figure out for tomorrow… BUT done for today.
That which cannot be unseen… 45,783 and 699 for the day.
This was a tough scene to write. It was emotional, and painful, and just mean. But it allowed me to bring together two characters who need to build a relationship that’s going to affect the rest of the novels… And it sets me up to bring BACK a character who has been silent so far… Continue reading That which cannot be unseen… 45,783 and 699 for the day.
Heading in — teeth bared, knives out… because the BIG bad is coming
Rolled out of bed early — couldn’t sleep. Got the shower, drank the coffee, and cleared all the office shit first, because today I’m heading in to the BIG MIDDLE SCENE, where everything changes. I’m taking a deep breath. I have the Rock Gods going, because this section of the book needs my full focus… Continue reading Heading in — teeth bared, knives out… because the BIG bad is coming