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« Reply #200 on: April 17, 2017, 02:14:02 PM »
Thought I'd jump into this. My writing group (Myself, MonkeyJenga, SisterX, and Meowkins) are cleaning up our second romance novel before releasing it to the world. 57k words in length, so somewhat short, but I think it's turned out pretty well!

Personally, I'm working on my second choose your own erotica that I hope to have finished in the next month or two.

Welcome Pooperman!
I could be wrong but I believe you guys all had a thread going at one point.  I actually was going to post to it, but got a message about it not being active for a while and how I should start my own thread.  So that how this one got started!

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« Reply #201 on: April 17, 2017, 06:22:32 PM »
Anyone else dreaming/thinking of a possible transition into writing over a long period of time?

*THIS*

This is actually my goal/dream.One of the main reasons I want to be financially independent is to be able to do whatever I want with my time, including making money by writing. I have a lot of fun things I like to do, writing being the main one, and I feel like I can't devote the time I want to it while I'm working full time. I would love to be a full-time novelist, but I have a ways to go to get there.

Like you, I would need to be out of debt (except the house), and we're getting very close there. Likely 12-18 months and we'll be debt free. But I would also have to have a lot more savings than I currently have. I also want to make sure that it's possible for me to make money doing this, so I wouldn't give up my (very lucrative) day job unless I had a few published novels under my belt that I knew were selling.

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« Reply #202 on: April 17, 2017, 07:11:36 PM »
Thought I'd jump into this. My writing group (Myself, MonkeyJenga, SisterX, and Meowkins) are cleaning up our second romance novel before releasing it to the world. 57k words in length, so somewhat short, but I think it's turned out pretty well!

Personally, I'm working on my second choose your own erotica that I hope to have finished in the next month or two.

Welcome Pooperman!
I could be wrong but I believe you guys all had a thread going at one point.  I actually was going to post to it, but got a message about it not being active for a while and how I should start my own thread.  So that how this one got started!

I certainly did star a thread last year. There are far more hobby novelists on the forum than I expected! It's certainly a fun thing to do and we all hope that it turn into more than a hobby at some point. How has everyone done as far as marketing and sales? I've noticed a few things about selling on Amazon that I could share if anyone's interested.

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« Reply #203 on: April 18, 2017, 06:54:43 AM »
Anyone else dreaming/thinking of a possible transition into writing over a long period of time?

*THIS*

This is actually my goal/dream.One of the main reasons I want to be financially independent is to be able to do whatever I want with my time, including making money by writing. I have a lot of fun things I like to do, writing being the main one, and I feel like I can't devote the time I want to it while I'm working full time. I would love to be a full-time novelist, but I have a ways to go to get there.

Like you, I would need to be out of debt (except the house), and we're getting very close there. Likely 12-18 months and we'll be debt free. But I would also have to have a lot more savings than I currently have. I also want to make sure that it's possible for me to make money doing this, so I wouldn't give up my (very lucrative) day job unless I had a few published novels under my belt that I knew were selling.

Yup. And it's so hard to do both a full-time job (especially one that's more than 40 hours/week) and actually crank out a decent novel or two, especially (like many of us) if you have kids. I think kids change everything, from eating up most of your post-workday, to increasing your monthly expenses, thus requiring more savings to make the leap. My writing time never starts until 9PM at night, at which time I'm already tired on most nights. I don't do well writing 30 minutes at a time...it takes me at least 30 mins just to "get into a grove," so I usually end up with a short nonproductive session or else I end up writing until 1AM, being super productive but super tired at 6AM when I wake up the next morning.

Still, if it was easy, everyone would do it.

I do get a tinge of jealousy at the local writers in my network, mostly young single adults or SAHMs with school-age kids, talk about how nice it is having writing time. But everyone's situation is different, and we have to deal with ours the best we can.


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« Reply #204 on: April 21, 2017, 10:16:30 AM »
Oy, I completely fell off the wagon and have not written since March! Taxes and political actions have taken up all my spare (non family) time.

However, I did come upon the following very heartening article.
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/04/peace-is-in-the-waiting/523383/

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« Reply #205 on: April 21, 2017, 10:21:27 AM »
^ WOW!! Yeah!!!!

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« Reply #206 on: April 21, 2017, 04:53:59 PM »
Oy, I completely fell off the wagon and have not written since March! Taxes and political actions have taken up all my spare (non family) time.

However, I did come upon the following very heartening article.
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/04/peace-is-in-the-waiting/523383/

Thanks for sharing that Poundwise!!

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« Reply #207 on: April 21, 2017, 07:37:24 PM »
After a bit of a rough week (just a bunch of unrelated stuff going on), I got back on track tonight and cranked out a bunch of words. Just hit 65k. I'm hoping I'll get some good writing in this weekend too, which would be nice. I'm actually rather surprised that I've done all my writing for this book in short spurts of 30ish minutes. I haven't done a single (that I can recall) long stint of several hours, which usually happens at least a few times while working on a book. Either way, the work is clearly getting done.

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« Reply #208 on: April 29, 2017, 09:01:45 AM »
I haven't drawn or written anything in a bit. 

The Homemade Christmas - 2017 Edition has taken over my free time!  I have had a lot of fun working on little projects and gifts for my family.

So although I may not be getting further on my book with any speed--at least I am doing something productive!

How is everyone else doing?

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« Reply #209 on: April 29, 2017, 03:11:02 PM »
I just turned my first draft in to my editor!! 🤓

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« Reply #210 on: April 29, 2017, 03:13:01 PM »
I just turned my first draft in to my editor!! 🤓

That's Rad!! Congrats!

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« Reply #211 on: April 29, 2017, 05:08:47 PM »
Hey madgeylou, awesome!!!!! How are you feeling??

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« Reply #212 on: April 29, 2017, 05:17:52 PM »
I just turned my first draft in to my editor!! 🤓

That's awesome!

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« Reply #213 on: April 29, 2017, 06:38:25 PM »
Hey madgeylou, awesome!!!!! How are you feeling??

Yay thanks! I feel happy! I know I still have a lot of work ahead but I got most of what I have to say on the matter out of me! I think? Haha I'm sure more will come out in the coming weeks, but this is a big milestone and I intend to celebrate it with an ice cream bar followed by a few days where I try to think about other things.

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« Reply #214 on: April 30, 2017, 04:05:49 AM »
Posting to follow!

I have a project that I am on/off again, that I would really like to finish. I've written about 25k words, but I only recently planned out the entire novel.


I have a few writing projects that I would like to complete too, on the non-fiction side, on supporting parents in a particular area. But I'm really not too sure on how to start, and whether doing several projects is the best idea right now.

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« Reply #215 on: April 30, 2017, 09:12:25 AM »
Posting to follow!

I have a project that I am on/off again, that I would really like to finish. I've written about 25k words, but I only recently planned out the entire novel.


I have a few writing projects that I would like to complete too, on the non-fiction side, on supporting parents in a particular area. But I'm really not too sure on how to start, and whether doing several projects is the best idea right now.

Sounds like you already have a great start!  Starting multiple books may be a good idea--when you are stuck on one you can jump to the other.

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« Reply #216 on: May 02, 2017, 06:40:28 PM »
After forgetting to check my total for quite some time, I realized today that I surpassed 70,000 words today. I can't wait to see how long this book is going to be when it's finally done.

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« Reply #217 on: May 02, 2017, 07:02:42 PM »
After forgetting to check my total for quite some time, I realized today that I surpassed 70,000 words today. I can't wait to see how long this book is going to be when it's finally done.

That's amazing...keep hitting those milestone!

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« Reply #218 on: May 03, 2017, 06:37:12 PM »
After forgetting to check my total for quite some time, I realized today that I surpassed 70,000 words today. I can't wait to see how long this book is going to be when it's finally done.

That's amazing...keep hitting those milestone!

Thanks @SeaKayEl!

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« Reply #219 on: May 03, 2017, 10:00:35 PM »
I can't believe I only just found this thread.  Thank you so much for starting it SeaKayEl!!

I would love to have a place to talk about my writing since I don't know anyone IRL who is a writer.
It's almost as alienating as being Mustachian.  I thought people would be more enthusiastic about my writing since it is clear that I am very passionate about it.  And I am interested in their hobbies and pastimes and avocations, so why can't they be interested in mine?   But friends and family don't get it at all.  They won't even read my work.  Does anyone else find that?

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« Reply #220 on: May 03, 2017, 10:54:25 PM »
I can't believe I only just found this thread.  Thank you so much for starting it SeaKayEl!!

I would love to have a place to talk about my writing since I don't know anyone IRL who is a writer.
It's almost as alienating as being Mustachian.  I thought people would be more enthusiastic about my writing since it is clear that I am very passionate about it.  And I am interested in their hobbies and pastimes and avocations, so why can't they be interested in mine?   But friends and family don't get it at all.  They won't even read my work.  Does anyone else find that?

Is it alright if I tell you about my projects?
I've been writing short stories for years while I was working full time. (Some won awards!!)
Two years ago I finished a short story collection. 
In the past year and a half I've finished a series of humourous, action packed crime fiction novels.  Now I'm working on a mystery.
Yes, for some reason I feel pretentious if I talk about writing to some people, even though I have an Aunt who has published, and everyone in my immediate family likes to dabble.

And yes, would like to hear more about your projects.

I don't know why, but I've been procrastinating like crazy on my writing.
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« Reply #221 on: May 03, 2017, 10:59:55 PM »
Welcome, Stachey!

It's GREAT if you tell us about your projects :)

Yes, no one I know will read my stuff through. Some will look at very short sections (e.g., a few paragraphs); one voluntarily did a great read-through with notes on part of one. Aside from that, no one will look unless I pay the big bucks. Captain Awkward actually has a couple of posts about this, and says that is very normal/common, so to be super grateful for the few that will read as volunteers and be prepared to pay for that service. I've done that, but I'm a long way from recovering that cost on the last project, so am unlikely to commit to any more public projects.

Are there no writing groups in your area? Those can be lovely.

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« Reply #222 on: May 03, 2017, 11:01:41 PM »
I started a book a few years ago, interested to catch up
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« Reply #223 on: May 04, 2017, 10:24:11 AM »
Welcome, Stachey!

It's GREAT if you tell us about your projects :)

Yes, no one I know will read my stuff through. Some will look at very short sections (e.g., a few paragraphs); one voluntarily did a great read-through with notes on part of one. Aside from that, no one will look unless I pay the big bucks. Captain Awkward actually has a couple of posts about this, and says that is very normal/common, so to be super grateful for the few that will read as volunteers and be prepared to pay for that service. I've done that, but I'm a long way from recovering that cost on the last project, so am unlikely to commit to any more public projects.

Are there no writing groups in your area? Those can be lovely.

Cheers joonifloorisploo!  Yeah what I find strange is that a few people have read my work...and REALLY liked it.  But will they read more?  No.  I find that odd.  That someone reads a couple short stories, really likes them, then doesn't want to read anymore.  The ones that are doing that used to write but don't now.  So maybe it upsets them because they think they should be writing?  I don't know.  But overall most friends and family don't want to read any of my work.

I've been thinking about looking for writing groups.  I tried one many years ago but was not thrilled with the result.  Maybe it was just that group of people.

Thanks Flyingkea!  I thought my problem was because I didn't know any writers.  Perhaps not. 

Good luck with your writing everyone!
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« Reply #224 on: May 06, 2017, 10:20:26 PM »
I can't believe I only just found this thread.  Thank you so much for starting it SeaKayEl!!

I would love to have a place to talk about my writing since I don't know anyone IRL who is a writer.
It's almost as alienating as being Mustachian.  I thought people would be more enthusiastic about my writing since it is clear that I am very passionate about it.  And I am interested in their hobbies and pastimes and avocations, so why can't they be interested in mine?   But friends and family don't get it at all.  They won't even read my work.  Does anyone else find that?

Is it alright if I tell you about my projects?
I've been writing short stories for years while I was working full time. (Some won awards!!)
Two years ago I finished a short story collection. 
In the past year and a half I've finished a series of humourous, action packed crime fiction novels.  Now I'm working on a mystery.

Stoked to hear about all your projects!!!

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« Reply #225 on: May 07, 2017, 11:53:07 AM »
I can't believe I only just found this thread.  Thank you so much for starting it SeaKayEl!!

I would love to have a place to talk about my writing since I don't know anyone IRL who is a writer.
It's almost as alienating as being Mustachian.  I thought people would be more enthusiastic about my writing since it is clear that I am very passionate about it.  And I am interested in their hobbies and pastimes and avocations, so why can't they be interested in mine?   But friends and family don't get it at all.  They won't even read my work.  Does anyone else find that?


Hi SeaKayEl!  Thank you for starting this thread!  How is your book coming along?  (I loved your idea of a spreadsheet to track progress.)
 
I find I'm always torn between what I want to write and what I think other people would like to read.  Always part of me is trying to anticipate what the reader would like.  Do any of you feel like that?  How do you get the focus back to 'your voice' as it were?  Or does that just take time?
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« Reply #226 on: May 07, 2017, 02:45:53 PM »
I find I'm always torn between what I want to write and what I think other people would like to read.  Always part of me is trying to anticipate what the reader would like.  Do any of you feel like that?  How do you get the focus back to 'your voice' as it were?  Or does that just take time?

This is one thing my writing coach has helped me a lot with -- he says that when you write a first draft, you don't even need to think about the reader -- it's just about getting what's in your head down on paper/in pixels. Then, as you edit, you start thinking more about the reader's experience of the piece. I like this way of thinking about it because then you don't have to choose -- you just do one then the other. :)

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« Reply #227 on: May 07, 2017, 09:44:13 PM »
I find I'm always torn between what I want to write and what I think other people would like to read.  Always part of me is trying to anticipate what the reader would like.  Do any of you feel like that?  How do you get the focus back to 'your voice' as it were?  Or does that just take time?

This is one thing my writing coach has helped me a lot with -- he says that when you write a first draft, you don't even need to think about the reader -- it's just about getting what's in your head down on paper/in pixels. Then, as you edit, you start thinking more about the reader's experience of the piece. I like this way of thinking about it because then you don't have to choose -- you just do one then the other. :)

Cheers Madgeylou!  I really like that idea.

How are your writing projects going?
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« Reply #228 on: May 08, 2017, 12:37:17 PM »
I find I'm always torn between what I want to write and what I think other people would like to read.  Always part of me is trying to anticipate what the reader would like.  Do any of you feel like that?  How do you get the focus back to 'your voice' as it were?  Or does that just take time?

This is one thing my writing coach has helped me a lot with -- he says that when you write a first draft, you don't even need to think about the reader -- it's just about getting what's in your head down on paper/in pixels. Then, as you edit, you start thinking more about the reader's experience of the piece. I like this way of thinking about it because then you don't have to choose -- you just do one then the other. :)

Cheers Madgeylou!  I really like that idea.

How are your writing projects going?

I'm struggling a little bit, to be honest. I've been working on this book off and on for 5 years! Jesus! And I have a first draft. But I'm struggling with this idea of how to tell the story. I've been trying to tell MY story, and ask questions and invite the reader into my experience to see if it resonates with them ... and to offer suggestions on how to move beyond the limiting parts if it does.

My editor has suggested that I should focus more on the reader's problems and how I can help solve them. THEN go into my story, to build a sense of authority and 'yep I've been there and can help you out.'

So I'm having a hard time with this. The topic I'm writing about -- how to give up self-defeating patterns around love -- is very tender, and I don't want to come on too strong and make my readers feel like there's something wrong with them that only I can help them with. I want it to feel more like an exploration of where we are, and how what we've been taught can limit us, and how we can move beyond that.

So ... yeah. I'm on this awesome writing retreat in Mexico and feel like I'm filling pages and not really getting anywhere. Blah. Nothing to do but keep going, though. I do have faith that I will eventually crack it, because I always do. 

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« Reply #229 on: May 08, 2017, 06:52:14 PM »
madgeylou, if you want, I'll read it. This is because I'm interested in the topic and I'm your target audience :)      I'm not a pro, so I wouldn't be giving a pro perspective. I would just be sharing the experience of a reader you hope to effectively reach. I'm not at all pained if you don't want a reader at this stage, though!

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« Reply #230 on: May 08, 2017, 07:14:39 PM »
madgeylou, if you want, I'll read it. This is because I'm interested in the topic and I'm your target audience :)      I'm not a pro, so I wouldn't be giving a pro perspective. I would just be sharing the experience of a reader you hope to effectively reach. I'm not at all pained if you don't want a reader at this stage, though!

<3 Thank you Jooni dear! I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT!!! I will PM you to get your email address :)

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« Reply #231 on: May 09, 2017, 11:02:58 AM »
Good for you Madgeylou for sending it off to an editor!  That is always a huge milestone achievement.  It sounds like it would be difficult to write...anything that is a personal project that is close to the heart is always hard to write...at least I find.  But it sounds like it's getting closer and closer to the way you want it to be.
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« Reply #232 on: May 09, 2017, 11:04:08 AM »
madge, I'm reading away. Half way through already! I've made a personal commitment to read 1/4 of it every day for four days, so at the end of two more days I should have my notes to you. Some solid, powerful stuff in there! Lots of ease and flow, so no problem reading at this rate. Go you!

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« Reply #233 on: May 09, 2017, 06:09:52 PM »
Thanks so much for the encouragement, Stacey, and thanks again for reading my draft, Joon! I am excited to hear your thoughts on how I can develop it to be even more helpful! ☺️

I spent the day at the unbelievably vast and deep Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City today and it's got some ideas flowing in my head about how I might want to re-approach the intro. Of course part of me wants to scrap the whole book and start over and make it EVEN BIGGER. But maybe I'll try to finish this one first and plan the next one as THE BIG ONE.

I saw this painting today and I can't stop thinking about it ... I honestly want to live inside it. It just makes me remember that we humans have seen some shit and yet we are still here, laughing and crying and holding each other and trying to grow. So much inspiration.

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« Reply #234 on: May 09, 2017, 10:48:35 PM »
Wow!  That painting is amazing!

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« Reply #235 on: May 09, 2017, 11:36:25 PM »
I can't believe I only just found this thread.  Thank you so much for starting it SeaKayEl!!

I would love to have a place to talk about my writing since I don't know anyone IRL who is a writer.
It's almost as alienating as being Mustachian.  I thought people would be more enthusiastic about my writing since it is clear that I am very passionate about it.  And I am interested in their hobbies and pastimes and avocations, so why can't they be interested in mine?   But friends and family don't get it at all.  They won't even read my work.  Does anyone else find that?

Is it alright if I tell you about my projects?
I've been writing short stories for years while I was working full time. (Some won awards!!)
Two years ago I finished a short story collection. 
In the past year and a half I've finished a series of humourous, action packed crime fiction novels.  Now I'm working on a mystery.
Yes, for some reason I feel pretentious if I talk about writing to some people, even though I have an Aunt who has published, and everyone in my immediate family likes to dabble.

And yes, would like to hear more about your projects.

I don't know why, but I've been procrastinating like crazy on my writing.

Well, I think I've figured out ehy I'm procrastinating. The words aren't flowing the way I want them to right now, and miss perfectionist here doesn't want to write it if it ain't right. I need to remind myself that the first draft is all scaffolding, and if I can get the bare bones of the scene down, then on my second pass I can re-write it. And then go over it again :) It doesn't need to be perfect the first time.

That reminder is helping me get back into it.
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Re: Finish (or start) Writing Your Book 2017
« Reply #236 on: May 10, 2017, 10:00:40 AM »
Flyingkea, have you read "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott?

It's all about the writing process.  I found it useful when I read it (which was quite awhile ago).
It helps with procrastination.
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« Reply #237 on: May 11, 2017, 02:08:19 AM »
Flyingkea, have you read "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott?

It's all about the writing process.  I found it useful when I read it (which was quite awhile ago).
It helps with procrastination.
No, never heard of it. I have read a few different writing books though, so I might have a look when I get a chance.
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Re: Finish (or start) Writing Your Book 2017
« Reply #238 on: May 13, 2017, 06:36:12 PM »
Hey amigos!

I have made very little progress since my last update, but it seems like some of you are killing it!

I definitely need to physically schedule time to work on my book, because otherwise there are all these *really important things* that come up which leaves no time for the book.

How is everyone?

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« Reply #239 on: May 13, 2017, 06:45:26 PM »
I had a delicious time beta-reading Madgeylou's draft and providing notes (which I hope prove both supportive and helpful!).

Today I am culling hardcopies of my book's drafts, for shredding or scanning, as needed.

So, not writing outside of my little life's ponderings, but still in the game and happy!

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« Reply #240 on: May 13, 2017, 07:03:04 PM »
I had a delicious time beta-reading Madgeylou's draft and providing notes (which I hope prove both supportive and helpful!).

Oh yes! And definitely! ❤️

Your idea for starting the book sparked another idea on me that I'm now working with! I can't thank you enough for the help and the support!

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« Reply #241 on: May 13, 2017, 07:06:22 PM »
Oh good, madgeylou!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad!!! :)))

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« Reply #242 on: May 13, 2017, 08:27:59 PM »
I've been on vacation and just got back, so I haven't written anything for like a week and a half. I have to get back into the groove now that I'm home before it completely vanishes.

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« Reply #243 on: May 13, 2017, 09:59:10 PM »
I haven't written very much this week.  :(

I find when the weather gets nice, my enthusiasm for sitting at a desk wanes considerably.
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« Reply #244 on: May 15, 2017, 06:39:53 PM »
Well, after a week and a half off, I finally got back into the swing of things. I wrote for 40 minutes today, and got about 1,200 words done, which is about twice my usual daily average. Just got to keep it up.

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« Reply #245 on: May 16, 2017, 10:52:09 AM »
Writing has been very slow for me, but at least on Sunday I did interview my mother a bit about family history, and got some good stories to put in. 

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« Reply #246 on: May 16, 2017, 11:34:30 AM »
Big progress today. Landed on a version of my intro that I think will work, though I may need to add more jokes. Also worked through the Table of Contents and did some reorganization around a more developed version of my thesis -- if the old narrative of love doesn't work anymore, let me propose a new one! Feeling good about it!

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« Reply #247 on: May 16, 2017, 11:35:06 AM »
PS Raise your hand if you find editing MUCH MUCH MUCH more difficult than generating words!

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« Reply #248 on: May 16, 2017, 12:15:05 PM »
Awesome, madgeylou!!!

Yep, for me a 100% revision (beyond editing) is the ultimate challenge. Whew.

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« Reply #249 on: May 16, 2017, 03:13:46 PM »
Editing is SO much more difficult than writing.  Especially when the characters won't do what you want them to do.  Grrrrrr.
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