Thursday, December 31, 2009

I am ready

I have decided to give it a go this year. Wish all of us good luck.

I'm Baa-aack!

Howdy Folks!

I have been on an oh-my-word-my-life-is-a-crazy-merry-go-round writing hiatus. There's no indication that the insanity is slowing, much less stopping. Nonetheless, my 2 young adult novels are calling me. Loudly. AND a third story line has been bubbling and brewing...

Must. WRITE!

So here's my plan: Every day in January - come Hell or highwater or grandkids or homeschooling or biology classes or Search-and-Rescue training or 4-H creative flashes of genius or needs/demands from GrammaJ - I WILL write at least 30 minutes on one of the two WIPs. Hopefully I'll be able to work longer on some/many/most of the days. I'm just going to sit and focus a few moments, then set the timer and write like there's no tomorrow.

In order to insure (ensure?) my ability to stick to this lofty plan, I will enforce the following:

A. Limit Facebook to 15 minutes max per day. Yes, I WILL use a timer and no, I will not check on my friends again later in the day.

B. If I am away from home overnight (like on the search-and-rescue training jags) I will take a notebook and start outlining my new story idea.

C. Blogging does not count as part of my writing time.

D. I will post a brief report here at least twice a week so you all can hold me accountable and can cheer me on or help me out when I write my characters into a corner.

In order to prepare, today is reading day! I need to refresh my memory on how my people think and act!

Thanks for being here for me!

Through the Molasses Swamp and Linear Equation, HERE I COME!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Me Too!

I have edits to work on, trying to take Forever Home, a 90+K manuscript and shorten it to 60K. Should be fun! I'd also love to finish last year's NaNo project The Staying Kind.

Looking forward to it!

Count me in!

I have revisions due on a 50K manuscript mid-January so my JaNoWriMo will be condensed why I revise the manuscript! I'll write a new proposal (three chapters and synopsis) for the second part of the month!

I'm in!

I'll be working on edits, not on something new... Maybe. I'd planned on editing Return to Stiller Creek, but the sequel to Kitchen Matches (working title is Drive Me Crazy) has been banging against my brain the past few days with ideas on how I can make it funnier and better than it was (for a romantic comedy, it was awfully dry and boring).

This is assuming I have power on January 1st (though I suppose I could write on paper -- it's just that Stiller Creek is on my computer in its entirety and Drive Me Crazy is about 13,000 words on my computer).

In any case .... I'M HERE, I'M HERE!

Who else?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Here I Come!

I'm in!

I've decided to write a Regency romance called One Grand Season. I am psyched!

What's everyone else working on in January?