Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shiny New Changes!

Hello Awesome Readers! Thanks for visiting my updated Writing Blog.

You'll notice a few new things, like the background and some new links and things on the side. But the part I'm most excited about is the "Current Projects" tab. In there you'll find a list of what things I'm working on, what stage they're at in the writing process and I've even thrown in some pictures I've made of some of the characters. I can't draw worth beans, but I really like playing with other people's art. There are links on that page that take you to the site were I created all the images.

Beyond that, not much here is changing. I'll still be updating every Wednesday with "What's Up Wednesday" with an added effort to include writing news or advice that I find around the web. That way, we can learn together.

Also, there have been some changes over at my normal blog which you can find here.

So tell me what you think of the changes. I LOVE reading comments, it makes me feel loved. :)

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tiny Little Update

There won't be a What's Up Wednesday this week. I'm doing some work on both my blogs so I'll just put this sign here:

And everything should be back to normal, with a twist, by next week. Maybe sooner. See you around!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

What's Up Wednesday? #7

I wrote this on Wednesday, so it still counts. ;P

Hey, I'm back on track! Let's all give a cheer!

So I totally blanked on updating last week because not much writing got done at all in that time. Had family in town and I was busy most of the time.

Yesterday, I passed the 60,000 word mark. I'm pretty sure this story will end somewhere around 80-90K. The next draft will probably be longer because my first round of edits is more about adding to instead of taking from the original draft. I'm just really amazed that I haven't grown tired of the story yet. The Editor Within is getting anxious though. I have so many notes about things I need to go back and fix, my fingers are just itching to do it. But I will finish the story first!

Then, this morning I made a decision to write a few scenes/chapters in another character's point of view. Not much is really happening with my main character at the moment so I thought I'd switch gears. I have no clue if what I'm about to write will stay on into the final drafts, but it will be a good writing exercise nonetheless. It's good to play with the other characters to get a different feel for the over all story.

Question Time: Do you edit as you write the first draft or do you wait until you have the whole thing on paper?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Waz Up Thursday?! (WUW #6)

So last week I didn't update until Friday, now I waited until Thursday. So in theory, I should be back on track next week. You know, pending life and stuff.

This week got me a grand total of 9472 words! It was a very productive week. I passed the 50,000 mark for over all word count, which makes this the longest thing I've ever written and it's still going strong.

Yesterday I wrote the first battle scene. It was short but intense, I made a lot happen in 2200 words. And then last night, my muse, a.k.a. my Husband, gave me a great idea that solves a couple plot problems for me. I figured out how I'm going to move forward in the story as well as an easy fix for my really weak opening scenes.

How's your week been with writing or editing or life? Share with me!

Thanks for reading and have a good Thursday!