Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Writing more...

http://www.sfwa.org/2011/12/guest-post-how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-a-day-to-10000-words-a-day/

I've read a lot of fluff articles about getting my productivity up (and written some) but this one really makes sense.  I doubt I will achieve her numbers for a while, but any increase is a good one!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Another video for friday

It's a thing now.

This week we have geek and sundry's video Written by a kid, this episode staring Joss Whedon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Why is it important to go with a reputable publisher?

This thread about Firefly and Wisp publishing over on Absolute Write speaks volumes.  Please.... do your homework before you submit.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Write In!

Alas that I can not do this and that I did not find out about it earlier. The Fairborn Ohio library is doing write in's on Thursday from 12-4pm.  If you have the availability check it out.

Here is the description from the library website: "What's a write-in? Write on your own, anywhere in the library. Recognize other writers by the sticker/button you pick up at the reference desk. Take 15 minute scheduled breaks to snack, talk about writing, and enjoy being a writer!"

Hopefully they will repeat these in November!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Your Monday Writing Excuses

Today's writing excuse has some brilliant discussion on how to switch gears and start a new project. There was some great tips on how to keep consistent with what people liked but still write a new project.   
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/08/19/writing-excuses-7-34-how-to-start-the-next-one/

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday video

I am trying to get back in the habit of blogging again, and true to me I'm going to take the easy way and designate Friday's for videos.  Today's video is the Lizzie Bennet diaries.

They post new videos multiple times a week.  I love the way they are updating Pride and Prejudice.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Publishing sizes and what do they mean

Anne Allen has a wonderful blog post up that is a who's who in publishing companies.  My only note is that Dorchester (under the Mid sized publishing links) is pretty much dead.  The last information was that Amazon was looking into acquiring their line but I've seen no news on that front since late June.  I highly recommend checking any potential publisher out at the Absolute Write forums.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Groundhog stew

A few weeks back, and just days before I drove to North Carolina, I found out that something had eaten the wires in my car that led from the transmission to the speedometer.  We got it fixed.  I drove down south and had a wonderful time.  Three days after I got back our little rodent friend ate them again.  Add in a broken refrigerator and a convention for my husband and you have a mess of chaos that's spilled into my writing.

I'm proud to say I've manage to write a non zero number of words.  It's progress.  I am still stalled out on chapter four.  In the mean time I passed my outline off to my writers group.  I am so very glad I did.  They pointed me towards a new opening and suggested some plot twists that I had overlooked.  I'm working on the new chapter one now, hopefully to finish this week, and then the chapters will be going up for critique.  Having a writer's group has been the best step I could have made.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Interesting news from google

Google's searches are going to filter out websites with multiple piracy or DMCA complaints against them.  It should be interesting to see how this shakes out between free speech advocates and the anti piracy side.

http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/google-to-fight-ebook-piracy-with-major-search-engine-shakeup/


Monday, August 13, 2012

This weeks Writing excuses

http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/08/12/writing-excuses-7-33-authentic-emotion/

This week's writing excuses is all about authentic emotions.  I confess to using some of the method acting versions in my earlier life. It's a little harder to do that now with the child and husband.  They already suspect me of insanity, no need to confirm it.  ;-)