May 2

May 1, 2013: 746 wds, English Breakfast

Draft Title: English Breakfast
Author/Genre: Jamie DeBree/Romantic Suspense
Words Written: 746
Words to Date: 3,139
Time Writing: 1 hour

After no writing yesterday, I was behind today, and the plan was to use one writing session for EB, and the next for another draft. But my first session progress was less than I wanted, so I ended up using both for EB. And I wrote myself a lovely little plot point that I have no idea how to justify yet too. But I’ll find out soon enough. As always, this story just took an odd turn I didn’t anticipate…and there’s another one right around the corner. So that should be interesting…

It’s 12:09am (on 5/2), and I’m going to bed. Hopefully tomorrow’s more productive…I really need to get scenes for two drafts done to catch up this week.


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April 27

April 26, 2013: 626 wds, Donteneoux’s Dragon

Draft Title: Donteneoux’s Dragon
Author/Genre: JD Corsair/Sci-fi
Words Written: 626
Words to Date: 1860
Time Writing: 1 hour

It’s been several weeks since I had the chance to get back to this draft, and I found myself struggling a bit with the language tonight. Things like this:

“But you really need to go, Mari.”
  – Perfectly fine for a contemporary story, but since my little made-up countries are more medieval-like, it won’t work in this draft. So I changed it to:

“You really must go, Mari.”  – Far more consistent with the type of speech patterns I’d like to hear from Peraine, my main character.

I spent more time than I wanted to on things like that, but it’s my own fault for leaving the draft sit for so long. The closer I stay to it, the easier the voice will get, so working on it once a week should solve that issue.

I was hoping to write the gauntlet scene tonight, but I just got up to the edge, and now my eyes are insisting they’re done with bright screens for the night. It’s 12:51am, and I’m going to find my kindle for a little bit and then head to bed.


April 26

April 25, 2013: 989 wds, Sprouted

Draft Title: Sprouted
Author/Genre: Alex Westhaven/Horror
Words Written: 989
Words to Date: 1589
Time Writing: 1 hr 20 minutes

Tonight’s drafting (two sessions) was one of those “just keep writing” sort of things. I still have no idea what’s going to happen, or even where the story itself is, really. But interesting (and somewhat gruesome) things are happening, so that’s good. If I keep moving forward, I’m bound to bump into an actual plot eventually.

It’s occurred to me that I put the wrong date yesterday…it was for the 24th, and I posted on the 25th. So I’ll change the post title for yesterday and get it right today. Chalk it up to late-night “creative brain”.

I’d work on this some more, but I’m falling asleep (literally – can barely keep my eyes open). So I’m headed to bed at 12:35am. Tomorrow, switching gears completely for a little fantasy time…


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April 25

April 24, 2013: 625 wds, Lemon Cream

Draft Title: Lemon Cream
Author/Genre: Trinity Marlow/Erotic Romance
Words Written: 625
Words to Date: 1025
Time Writing: 1 hr 20 minutes

Tonight’s session was fun, though it took me a little while to figure out where things were headed. I discovered the world of mind-mapping tools today (great procrastinatory materials there), and I actually created a map for LC. Now if I keep my tablet beside me with that map, I can refer back t the map for things like eye color, hair color, and timeline issues that previously I didn’t have a good solution for. So we’ll see how that works.

In any case, I got to know Alec better tonight, and his personality will definitely affect how this story goes moving forward. It’s different than I thought it would be, not in a bad way, just…different. I still think he’s a good match for Susie, and I’m looking forward to writing the next scene, which will be back in Susie’s viewpoint.

And now it’s 1:30am, and time for bed.


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