and then kick myself for not making pretty words.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”~ Ferris Bueller.
Aside from the new Superbowl ad rehashing the whole movie in 30 seconds…I am glad to be reminded of this quote. Here’s another:
“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”~Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness
These are my mottoes for 2012!
You have been warned!
I check my e-mail 5 times a day even though I know it takes time for a literary agent to peruse an entire novel in a Word document.
So I keep working on Book the Second in my fantasy trilogy.
I have spent so many Novembers writing chunks in a frenzy. It feels good to work on book 2 in a planned and linear fashion and I am making good progress.
My goal is 500 words a day and I am close to keeping up!
Oh…and I love my new widget for my word count goals (right-hand side). I am no programmer, but Stacking Pennies wrote a program that was so easy to modify even for me…so watch this space for my Book 2 progress!
I hate it when I fall behind on my writing assignments. It’s just 500 words a day. But when my girlie’s 4th Birthday party rocks the house at a local bowling alley and then Superbowl Sunday hits that means I have to spend 4 days playing catch up!
So…852 words per day for the next 4 days. And they can’t just be words…I like em best when they are good words. Solid, no-plot-hole pages is the only way to go.
Like a fairy tale hero, it has left home to make its way in the world.
It is scary and exciting to have four years of my life off to an agent for perusal.
I am trying to keep myself from checking my e-mail every 14 seconds to see results.
Welcome to my shiny brand-new blog!
May I have a resounding “NOOB!” from the audience?……Thank you!
I am a writer with a close-to-being-finished first installment of a Fantasy Trilogy called The Hunted Mage!
I have an agent interested in passing my work on to another agent who is looking for an author so I have some high hopes for the New Year.
Since I am currently unemployed I have been making great strides toward my final edit and hope to send Book 1 out by the end of January. (I would have sent it out before but my beta-reader Lea (my lovely bride) found a huge swath of pure drivel that I needed to re-write. (Wrote the drivel in a National Novel Writing Month and boy did it need tidying up!)
So, I must learn to market my work. Not so easy since I have never had any work to market before, but thanks to fellow author Karina Fabian I have some hints.
So here we go. I am looking for a widget that I can add to this site that will show my writing progress in a side bar.