Writing Goals for 2017

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Writing Goals for 2017

  1. I want to write 1 to 4 hour (averaging at 2.5).
  2. I want to give myself 3 to 10 (20 minutes) word sprints daily (averaging 5)
  3. I want to finish old projects.
  4. I want to work on some new project ideas.
  5. I want to explore new genres.
  6. I want to get some short stories published.
  7. I want to write 200 blogs (over all of my blogs)
  8. I want to write about my depression and anxiety.
  9. I want to enter some contests. (Including Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo)
  10. I know I NEED to edit several projects.
  11. I just want to write something everyday.
  12. I want to write more books reviews.
  13. I want to read more. (2 books a month.)

New Project Ideas

  1. Adult works
  2. Blog Prompts
  3. Story Prompts
  4. Writing Tips
  5. Romance
  6. Spirituality
  7. Anxiety and depression ideas
  8. Diabetes project
  9. Character video project

Projects that I need to Finish

  1. Love Need Time (rewrite novel idea)
  2. Hero project (comic idea)
  3. DWAG (online soap opera)
  4. College story
  5. Driving Lies part 3

Projects I need to edit

  1. The Whisper Path
  2. Melzela
  3. Darken Cake
  4. Many short stories
  5. Driving Lies Parts 1 & 2

5 minute Rant And Update

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Okay. . . short rant. . . I had two days into NaNoWrimo (3558 words written) and my characters goes it sound better in first person. (Which had changed all of my notes in first person into third person so that I could write in 3rd person.) Wednesday night he goes it sound better and personal in first. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
So last night I tweaked all of my chapter into first person. I also add some stuff and got 1300 extra words.
Now I am at 6217. . . just about 450 words away from today word count which is good. It is staying in first person. 

My boyfriend has been seriously helping me. . . motivating me. I have been getting at least two to three hours in to write every evening.

I need to clean my room, and work on scene list for tonight. So far it has been nice, but I still see things happening this month, and I need to get somewhat a head.

Pieces of Me

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Pieces of Me

I always try to put pieces of myself into my characters. It may be the same eye color, same height, or same attitude quality. I feel like my characters an my own kids. I help create and develop them, and eventually they take over on the story. Sighs!

If they are not take directly from me them they are based an someone I know or someone who inspires me.
Sometimes the characters have qualities like me, sometimes they are opposite. Either way I may not always agree with my characters, but in the core of each of them, is some kind of piece of me!
On a side note: To be my muse (my inspiration) is a huge compliment . . . I am very picky! If you are offended. . .  I’m sorry you were beautiful and talented, but too greedy and stupid to say “Thanks!” For example: (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ellen-page-says-naughty-dog-ripped-off-her-likeness/1100-6410610/
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-24-actress-ellen-page-accuses-naughty-dog-of-ripping-off-her-likeness-for-the-last-of-us
Just saying the “Last of Us” video game has won some award, the graphics were awesome, and the story was great. They should have someone else who was less bitter about receive flattery. The video-game that she was working on pissed her off either way.)

 

Introduction: My Muses. . .

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Most people would be put in a mental hospital for having many different pieces of personality. I don’t have different personalities –I am a writer & storyteller: I have muses!

I have given them names and roles

Emma is all drama!!
Chlorine is chaotic craziness.
Emma and chorine are sisters. They love to argue about what conflict the characters are in and what direction my characters should go.

Jack is my male voice also known as Jack of all trades. Me has a loud & big ego or is always studying. If he doesn’t know how to do something; he will study until he is a master at it. He has a big ego and if his ego is bruised, it’s hard to get him to work.

Luna is my sci-fi & horror buff.
Kelly is the scream queen of horror (she is either valley or horror depends on her mood: She likes shopping or blood.)
Mary is Kelly’s younger sister. (She like things bloody. She is fearless.) (There is a reason why I write better at night. . . Kell’s dark side, Luna, and Mary all like to work at night. People at night act different than during the day. That is a blog onto it’s self. )
They work on paranormal and horror aspects of the stories. They like to work on how my characters die, get tortured, and kill. They will work with Jack on fights scenes.

Sandy is my girly girl (sometimes she is not always with it as her head is in the clouds) she is all romance. She would add the softness/gentleness and the romance in my stories. She get excited when a character has a crush on someone.

Starre is has open hippie and easy tramp. She works on the openness in characters and enjoys telling and inspiring the erotic stories. (She has a hard time dealing with stubborn characters.)

 

I’ve been so down (depressed) lately that even my muses are in therapy.  (I just keep having the word “You write too much.” Echo and haunt my head. I just feel I am not in an environment that promotes/encourages my writing. I have had writer’s block since.)

My characters are all stuck because my muses are really confused and depressed. . .

 

Emma is sitting in a chair as if she is at a therapist office talking to air about how her sister Chlorine likes to watch others bounce in a rubber room while wearing sparkling strait jackets. She is also gossiping about made rumors of characters I haven’t even created yet.
Chlorine is binge watching drama TV shows on Netflix, and believing all of the characters are real.

 

Jack has been distracted with books and learning. He constantly has his nose in a book, and is always trying to learn something new. He reads all of the time; in the bathroom, taking a bath, cooking; he has even burnt a meal or two. (Ironically it was a book on how not to burn food.)

Kelly thinks she is at a bar in the middle of the mall in which all of the stores are closed.

Luna is analyzing the sky and hoping to write fanfiction . . . none of her stories are finished.

Mary has been pretending to dig up random graves in a cemetery with Sam and Dean Winchester (supernatural) and Scooby doo gang.

Starre has been pretending to work the corner, but there are no cars.

 

I’ve been trying to get them to work together on my next book, but nothing has struck their interest. I hope by November they are able to work on NaNoWriMo with me.

NaNoWriMo Time

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Yay! Dances.

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Why I am dancing with Dean Winchester (AKA Jensen Ackles)?

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Because it’s NANOWRIMO TIME. YAY!!!! (And he’s good looking.)

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The time of year where I get ready to write, write, and write some more. I am truly at my element when I am writing.

I will be working on Book 2 of my vampire series Crimson Shadows.

I am getting all of my outlines and notes together just after I post this.

To be writing buddies. . .  this is my profile. http://nanowrimo.org/participants/rebekah1213

 

Writing Confession #4

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I have never had a first draft without missing words, spelling mistakes, or grammar errors. 

I mean how can I not make a mistake when my characters are telling their stories, my muses are trying the twists and turns. . . the “OMG” moments. Then they both want to walk away from my outline and explore the path untraveled. They always seem to have ideas when I am exhausted or miserable.

I also rush when I write my first draft as that is when my inspiration hits me.

I’m also worried about my word count, especially when I write in November (NaNoWriMo).

Even on my blogs, I read and reread before I hit send to make sure things sound right, and I even miss things afterward. (It really irks me.)

I will problem have ten even twenty drafts of scenes and stories before I send it out to a publisher. I also cannot afford an editor at the moment.
If it is just for fun or with a friend, I will check once, maybe twice, because most of my co-writers understand my writing issues.

I am not perfect; therefore, my writing will not be perfect.

 

Writing Confession #2

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I have learned something even though you sit at a desk and write a book. . . you technically never write alone. 

You have you characters and muses arguing with you. They always want to go into the scary woods even though is not planned and 20 days off your writing path. LOL

Then you get the beta readers who give suggestions, some good and some bad. It’s like advice; you can take it or leave.

Then editors telling you change the same scene three times and then they are fine with the original . Grrrrrr

So in the end you really are never writing alone.