Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiday Writing Progress

Being off of work for the next little while has made me far more productive. I’ve written about 4,000 in the last few days toward my second writing project and expect I’ll continue making solid progress while I’m on break. Tomorrow I’ll be spending most of the day driving to visit family but I’ll be bringing my laptop with me so I can work. It provides a nice excuse to take daily breaks from the family to preserve my sanity!

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I’m Back!

I realize it’s been quite some time since I posted on here. My goal going into the new year is that I will be more diligent about this. Mostly at this point, I view this blog as an accountability mechanism where I have to record my writing progress on a regular basis and make sure I’m meeting the goals I set for myself. I probably haven’t posted in a while because I know my writing has been sporadic since the summer. My day job is making it difficult for me to hold to the daily writing goal I set for myself but I’m trying to carve out time each day to get some words down. Since I last posted, I’ve made some new progress on my first project and started a second (which was my first NaNoWriMo effort). I’m really pleased with both of these books in progress and hope to make even more progress over the holidays while I have more free time to write. Based on a tip I received at GRL in October, I downloaded Scrivener, which is AWESOME! It has made the writing process so much easier as it helps me better organize my ideas and information on my characters, setting, etc.  Before I was working with a haphazard system of written notes that I kept losing. Now I can pull up my corkboard on Scrivener and everything is there. I love it so much!

I’ve also been reading a lot of M/M books lately and went on a bit of a crazy holiday themed binge. I needed some warm fuzzy feelings at this time of year and it’s wonderful to know you can count on most M/M authors to deliver! Maybe next year I’ll write my own holiday short story as I have a couple of ideas for one but I need to leave them on the back burner while I finish the two novels I’m writing. 🙂

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