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Monday, July 10, 2006

New page count

Okay, it's 1 p.m. and I'm up to 42 pages.

So, no, Jen, you didn't read the last post incorrectly.

When I write, I can write really fast. BUT that doesn't mean it's good. I have a ton of started ms's that never went anywhere--that I just wasted a day on.

I may have to stop writing, though. We've got a downpour, and thunder. I'll have to see if that means lightning, too.

Wouldn't that be the way it works? Finally get writing and have to turn off and unplug the system for fear of lightning striking it?

That is too much my luck!

Posted by CarysWeldonblog :: 11:00 AM :: 3 Comments:

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3 Comments:

Wow. I'm impressed. :)

Give lessons? lol. I know, I know. It's something I'd have to develop on my own. After days like today, though, it's a wonder I can string to words together coherently at all.

Hope you didn't get too much in the way of lightning. We've got some storm alerts going on about an hour or two north, but nothing here yet. I want it to get here because we need the rain and I like rain, but I don't want it to get here because I don't like storms. *s*

By Blogger Jen, at 2:58 PM  

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By Blogger CarysWeldonblog, at 3:03 PM  

(Sorry, I posted this same thing above, saw a type-o, and didn't know how to fix it without deleting and reposting a copy.)

Anyhow...
I could give lessons!

Wait. I do motivational speaking.

Staying focused is a hard thing to get. Turn your email off so you don't even see the envelope in the corner or hear a bell when something new comes in. Turn off your IM's.

And then get real with yourself...truth is, if your manuscript isn't keeping YOUR interest, it ain't gonna keep a reader's. So, go back to where you lost interest and rewrite the last scene. Go again.

If you fall away from your own story it is because your pacing is messed up. Every three pages, the scene needs to change, or something has to happen. Different room, new twist, another character...whatever.

Sometimes we paint ourselves into corners and we hate to cut out the pages and pages of writing...but hey...if it turned the story ugly, cut the pox out!

As for storms...we had a lot of rain dumped quick, and some thunder, and now nothing.

I love lightning, hoped for it, but alas...none.

What little bit we got was enough to put me off my writing. I've been editing instead.
But my chair isn't pleasing me. I may have to get up and move.

I need a bun massager that fits in my chair. That's what I need. The kind that has the grippy fingers that really get jiggy. Anybody know where I can get something like that?

Usually, when my husband's in town...
Nah, you don't wanna me to go there. Do ya?

By Blogger CarysWeldonblog, at 3:09 PM  

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