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April has started off with a bang for me. I’m taking part in Camp NaNo this month on top of revising and editing the first book one of the first series I wrote. Found out while getting it ready to send to my crit partners the whole thing has to be rewritten. My plot(s) for the series seems to have disappeared along with my muses. Hopefully, April will be lot better to me than March was.

I’m not letting it bother me. I have to do what I have to do. The first series is mostly done. Maybe Camp NaNo will give me the boost I need to rededicate myself to my writing. I’m using it to start writing a new series I started about a month or two ago.

I’m juggling two projects during this time but that’s the way I like it. My goal is to have book one of the new series at least half-written by the end of April and have the first book of the other series at least started in rewrites.

I’m doing research on two other new writing projects that I hope to start soon. One is about fairies and the other is about a character with psychic abilities.

Also, I’m a winner of National Novel Editing Month that took place in March.

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Posted by on 04/03/2013 in A Creative Mind Blog

 

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Insecure Writer’s Support Group and more

Another month has come and gone. I realized that I had accomplished a lot of writing in February. Now that book one of my first series is being critiqued by my critique partners I have allowed myself to start on new writing projects while I revise said book. Now that I have taken pressure off myself it is a lot easier to write and come up with new projects.

Also, March is going to be a very busy month for me. I’m going to be getting ready for the April Camp NaNo session. I’m taking an online class that starts March 18th plus trying to do all the writing I have planned for the month.

I have started working on a couple of new stories. They are in pre-planning stages right now. One of them is about fairies and the other one is about a psychic. I find it helps me when I get stuck on projects like the revisions to start something new and then I’m able to go back to the big project. Some people look at the list I have on here and say how can you work on all of that and stay sane. I say to them that it’s easy for me. I like to have on going projects.

Some writers like to work on one project at a time and others are like me they have many projects going. My advice is to find what works best for you as long as you are writing it doesn’t matter if it’s just one project or many projects.

 
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Posted by on 03/06/2013 in A Creative Mind Blog

 

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January was definitely a hard month for me as far as writing. I didn’t reach some of the goals I set for myself but that is okay. It was hard to get motivated each day to write there were some days I didn’t write anything at all but would get good word counts the next day or the day after. I got frustrated with myself. I finally had to take a break and regroup and toward the end of the month numbers started picking up and I have the first few chapters and outline of a new series started. Maybe changing things and writing about something new helped to give me the motivation I needed.

I realized I had added too much stress on myself to meet daily goals that just weren’t being achieved. I think when I did that it stopped being a great thing I loved to do everyday and started being a chore that I didn’t want to do. Once I sat down and changed the daily and monthly goals around I was able to write.

February is a new month and a time for new goals. I plan to try and meet those goals this month. I have made a promise to myself for February. I will not let myself get frustrated if there are days where I don’t meet goals I have set for that day. Things happen that are out of your control and when that happens you have to go with the flow.

My advice for writers this month is to have fun with what you are writing. Don’t let little things stress you out. If you need to take a break for a bit then come back to it. Your character’s world will be there waiting for you when you are ready to dive into it again.

 
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Posted by on 02/06/2013 in A Creative Mind Blog

 

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As I look back at 2012 I wonder where the writing time went. I was writing everyday but didn’t think I accomplished anything but I was wrong. When I finally took a tally of what I had done I realized I had accomplished more than I thought. I had finished Book 2 of the series I’m writing and started a rough draft of Book 3. The first few chapters of Book 1 is in the hands of my critique partners. I have started working on a couple of screenplays I want to finish this year.
 
One of my worst fears about my writing is that it’s not good enough. I have overcome that fear by joining local writing groups and sharing my writing with them. I have an online support system as well that has helped me to realize that I have potential as a writer. The one thing I have done that I consider a triumph is I have started to enter different contests and have started joining blog hops. Before I joined the writing groups I didn’t share my writing with anyone that wasn’t family. I didn’t have the courage to enter contests or join blog hops but that changed over the last year or so. I have learned over the last year that you have to take chances and show your work to others if you want to grow as a writer.
 
My advice to another writer would be to write and write often. Get your story out and then worry about everything else that comes with the writing. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are wasting your time writing because you are not. You have a story to tell so don’t let anyone discourage you from doing it. 
 
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Posted by on 01/02/2013 in A Creative Mind Blog

 

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Hi everyone,

Finally decided to join the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this.
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Also wanted to say welcome aboard to all the newbies. Thanks to David P. King for the shout out on his blog today.

Will be starting to rework Book 1 of my series this week. Thank you to two of my CPs Yolanda Renee and Nancy for their feedback on the first two chapters of Book 1. Have some reworking to do but it is all good. Will post a snippet soon.

 
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Posted by on 12/10/2012 in A Creative Mind Blog

 

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