Camp NaNoWriMo and Colds. . .

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Okay since Sunday, I’ve had a bad head cold. . . and since last Thursday inner ear issues. . . It has been getting better. I have learned a few things. . . (LOL)

  1. It’s okay to write in between naps.
  2. Coffee is a fluid. . . keep lots of fluids.
  3. And people leave you alone when you are hacking up a lung (They just don’t want to get sick, I wonder why?)

On a serious note, I have been working on my writings when I can. I am not sure if I am writing every day for at least 75 minutes, but I am caught up on my word count so far. Yay!
However my cabin buddies aren’t every talkative. It’s okay more time to write.

 

I need to WRITE.

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I want to write . . . it always takes longer. . .

Why I am so easily distracted by this site (EP), and facebook.  Now I have until April 21st until EP pauses. Facebook just isn’t the same. . . still I deleted the drama.

Now I have a guy who is a good distraction.

I should shut the Internet off and just get to writing.

2016 Goals

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Writing Goal

Things I want to do by the end of 2016

  • I want these two books and two novellas edited and ready to publish . . .
    • The Whispering Path
    • The Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela
    • Driving Lies Novella 1 &2
  • Finish Driving Lies Novella 3
  • I want write draft one of The Crimson Shadow Collection Book 2: Descants of Daris
  • I want at least 104 blogs written (Average 2 a week)
  • I want to work up to 2 hours of writing a night
  • I would still like to write 500,000 words this year.

Personal Rejection Letter

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Here is the one thing I will give my ex . . . he supported my writings. (Yeah, sure he wanted majority of the credit when I did majority of the work, but he did always supported my writing.)

Yesterday, I was told that I am writing too much and that it is very unhealthy for me. I have never been so shocked and hurt at once. The worst problem is that she is one of the most positive people I know. I looked up at her, and those damn words just hurt. . . “Medically speaking, as much as you write is not healthy. . .” EXCUSE ME, I am a WRITER! HELLLO!
I just thought out of all of the people in that would have supported . . . she would have hope and positivity for me. . . she was the most positive person I know. WTH?

Then she had the nerve to say that I was too sensitive. . . I have only been writing and creating books since I was in the first grade. (Young Authors). . . I have the right be sensitive. I have been writing like this for 20 plus years and you just now tell me I am writing too much. SCREW YOU!

I just feel it’s like getting a rejection letter saying. . .

F’Off Dreaming Writer,

Give up all hope. . . You will never make it. You’re life isn’t exciting enough. Shut up and take your meds! Lock yourself up and abandon all hope. You are lucky enough I took ten minutes out of my busy day to tell you that you suck. 

Whatever

Who Cares Publisher

 

This is what I say. . . I will be writing for myself. If I feel it is good enough for the public to read, then I will publish it . . . Anyone who get in my way will be punished in at least one of my novels. The WRITER: Rebekah Quinne has spoken!

Empathetic Road

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Many author writers focus on plot—they want the reader go on the journey and to see the obstacles and conflict within the story.

I love to focus on the characters—I like to believe in people. (I like to think just because I have found a few bad apples in my life that the majority of the living are trying to do good at heart. It has taken a few lessons in this . . .  Just today, someone kind of opened my eyes . . . thanks Sean.)

I want my readers to love and/or hate my characters, because either way they are reading my book and talking about them.  I want characters relatable and believable. (For example, one of my characters looks like or relates to someone else’s ex. This was a pure accident, but I could see why they probably wouldn’t like them. )

I want my readers to laugh with my characters, to cry with my characters. I just want them to feel what my characters are going through. My stories are like empathetic shoes for my characters. . . (Going with the saying, “Until you walk a mile in another person’s shoes, do you even begin to understand them.”) As a person and a writer, I am very empathetic towards my characters, and hope the readers can be the same. (Yes, I cry when I kill certain characters off, and I yell at my book when my muses and character take it a different direction. I am weird and crazy, I know.)

I feel in the end people is what makes the world important . . .  You are either doing something for someone else, yourself or both.

Ideas. . .

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Have you ever gotten that idea in the middle of the night but you know you need sleep? Or am I the only one this happens to?

I mean I try to roll over, but the idea gets more vivid and my muses and characters get louder . . . it’s like at the point where they are jumping up and down and yelling at me. I write down the idea in a notebook where it gets lost until the morning or whenever I am reorganizing my totes.

I know many of my characters are vampires and ghosts, but do they not know that I need some sleep? LOL.

I keep getting weird dreams and ideas at like two-three in the morning.  It sucks when my family has been encouraging me to have a normal schedule . . . what if night writing schedule is normal for me?
What if I am screwing myself up?  I need to stop with the “what if” and go work on my writing.