Another fine writing day being mean to my characters

I’m now more than a third of the way through the draft, and I’m right on target with both the word count and the story. The line-for-scene outline holds. The plot is tight, the action is tense, and I had a hard time stopping, because while I know GENERALLY what happens next, I won’t know… Continue reading Another fine writing day being mean to my characters

OHIO 3-More of the giddy WHEE… on target, with good words, NICE twist

I love what I got today. I did mean things to characters I love, and one of them is in SUCH big trouble. I know the broad issue, but have no clue what the details are… but I’ll get to investigate the details tomorrow. But now, on to chores, and Real Life(TM)!

A RIDICULOUSLY good Friday — 3927 words, 24,247 total — and wicked joy

After my main character got to experience the deep joy of finding a true friend yesterday (my time, not hers)… she is now facing the potential of horrible loss. So I’m sitting here after getting a good run of words that led to a cliffhanger, a I’m a bit teary-eyed over what’s just happened (YES,… Continue reading A RIDICULOUSLY good Friday — 3927 words, 24,247 total — and wicked joy

The words FLEW, I tell you. They FLEW!

It’s not even 9 AM, and I already finished my words for the day (and even ran over a bit). My objective was 1000 words, and I got my scene, and 1,173 brand new words. Better yet, they fit the line-for-scene outline, they move the story forward — and they are angry. These are words… Continue reading The words FLEW, I tell you. They FLEW!

Ohio 3 goes dark — 1331 words and an unexpected callback

And darker yet. My MC had one of those “best news in the world, worse news in the world” days today. And while she had the last part of truly wonderful news, I got a big chunk of writing to finish up Chapter 3 and got 729 words into Chapter 4 before I managed to… Continue reading Ohio 3 goes dark — 1331 words and an unexpected callback

OHIO 3: MURDER… and another solid writing day!

The words went happily and twistily today, and I’m delighted with what I got. Evil is afoot, (and probably a couple of knees, and a hand or two), and my main character has just had her whole life flipped upside-down. Nice thing to have happen in Book Three. So now I’m getting to work on… Continue reading OHIO 3: MURDER… and another solid writing day!

Ohio 3: For my characters, today was Good News, Bad News

I like what I’m getting on Ohio 3. While I wrote previous versions of all five novels, I’ve used very little of any of what I wrote except for Ohio 1. Wordcount today is 1077, and I’m very happy with that. Right now, Ohio three is mostly first draft, but I’ve been able to use… Continue reading Ohio 3: For my characters, today was Good News, Bad News

Second take on Ohio 2 done in first draft

So… I didn’t use a word of the first version of Ohio 2. Even my “and’s” and “the’s” are brand new, and fresh and sparkling. NOW, HOWEVER… the novel sits for a week or two or maybe three while I outline Ohio Three. Ohio Three will also be brand-new. I won’t even be reading the… Continue reading Second take on Ohio 2 done in first draft

Attics and Basements and Monsters, Oh, MY!!!

Good writing day today in spite of having to fight with some software. Not the software’s fault, but owning both the version sold by Apple and the version sold by the software’s creator… Should not be news to anyone, but buying from the creator turns out to be the way to go. You get fantastic… Continue reading Attics and Basements and Monsters, Oh, MY!!!

Last day of the year… and about ready to get back to work

It hasn’t been the best year in my life. It hasn’t been the worst, either. I wrecked four first drafts of my Ohio Series (books two through five) by exuberatant pantsing. After a longish Think Week and some time spent away from fiction writing and away from deadlines, I’m rested and ready to go through… Continue reading Last day of the year… and about ready to get back to work