Write about what you know

I’m writing a few scene where my main character meets her favorite author. . . her author gave her tips.

I decided to post these tips. . . I either read about them or experience them myself. . .again write about what you know.

My main character is in Los Angeles and runs into her favorite author, and here are the tips I gave my main character wanting to be a future author.

  1. The first draft is always confusion, and never perfect. (Those who wrote a prefect rough draft, may throw an empty pen.) My first draft is always a chaotic mess. Check out picture above.
  2. Research and outlines or notes are just important because good research really does set up you up to make the best draft you can. Note: you never stop researching, even if you know the subject.)
  3. Write about what you know or are interested in. It will keep you interested if you like what you are writing about.
  4. When it comes to the first draft give yourself a time limit. . . . like 6 to 8 weeks. If you give yourself more than there is a high chance you’ll lose interest. Try to have research and outlines or notes written ahead. (Even if I lost interest, I never throw anything out. I file it away.)
  5. I have better times when I write and other times when I edit. I’m usually most inspired to write between the hours 5 pm to 3 am especially if I am working on horror or paranormal stories. I usually edit the best between the times 8 am and 2 pm.
  6. When I edit and rewrite, I pull apart each scenes and I determine if that scene is important for character building or storyline.
  7. I reread my work out loud while editing.
  8. I give my self goals and rewards for editing, because I hate editing compared to writing.
  9. I keep praises.
  10. I try to criticizing words with a grain of salt. I know not everyone is going to like my work.
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2018 Writing Goal

  • Word count by December 31, 2018 (400,000 note: up to date I’m at 160,788 just 240,212 to go.)
  • Finish “Driving Lies
  • Work on getting a daily word count of 3000
  • Work on wattpad account https://www.wattpad.com/user/RebekahQuinne
  • Write more short stories http://rqshortstories.wordpress.com
  • Publish something
  • Work on personal project
  • Enter a few writing contests
  • Post up to 200 blogs this year (among all my blogs)
  • Succeed in camp Nanowrimo April 30k
  • Succeed in camp Nanowrimo July 30k
  • Succeed in Nanowrimo November 50k

Note: 30k and 50k are preferring to thousands in word count.

Camp NaNo

I plan to continue my writing project from Camp Nanowrimo July 2017.

I’m giving myself the goal of 30,000 words in 30 days. I did it in April. I can do it again.

I have to reread my previous work, notes, and outlines. I know my characters too well.

If this project goes the way I want. . . I will have a short story project for 50,000 wod goal for Nanowrimo in November.

April: Camp NaNoWriMo, again.

I’m writing an adult piece since most of my muses keep pushing that way.

I working on the title.

I plan to publish but not under this pen name.

My goal is 30,000 word by April 30th which is 1,000 per day. Its a reasonable goal with my health.

I’m writing my colored notes and outline now.

Good luck to my fellow writers.

My next project

I haven’t been on as I have been writing Short Stories.

I have been writing over 7,000 words in the last 80 hours . . . it’s a good pick up from being in a writer’s back from October to January and part of February. However I have so many idea for erotica. So my muses Zoe and Starre have been very busy.

However I plan to write next month . . . doing Camp NaNoWriMo . . .

November is National Novel Writing Month,I’ve won 8 out of 10 years.

I set next month for 30,000 words, which is a 1,000 per day. I believe I can do that.

Now I need to

  • List all ideas I want to work with
  • Cut list down
  • Outline and notes to each ideas
  • Research what I don’t know.

I am hoping to write book of adult short stories, and I hope to sell it.
I have gotten so many positive reviews saying that I am good writer so I hope to make a living with it.

However I will be publishing in another pen name still working on it.

Muses vs what I want to do vs inspiration

I wanted to work on this dragon story for my brothers. I used Tom tell them stories at bed time. The stories were about Star wars, dragons, Harry Potter etc. Whatever story I made up, I would put them in it. I would make my special effects, sounds and I would add some humor relief.

I always wanted to write a story about dragons and add them in it. . . Bring my brothers to my created world.

However my sci-fi and fantasy muse Luna, is not that loud, busy or strong. . . Not confident as those are not my natural genres. It hard for me to get that genre because I have my head filled with horror, thriller, paranormal, drama, romance, and erotica. (My muses really have been pushing the drama and erotica.)

I guess I just miss my brothers. . . I know my inspiration will lead back if I am truly meant to write it. . . But I can’t even figure out a villain or an outline.

I feel it’s not right to fight it. I’m not giving up, but it needs to simmer in the inspiration pot some more. I learned when I push work, especially writing, I just end up stuck, in a writer’s block.

I’m just going to give my muses a chance to lead me for a while.

Yay, dances, Its finished.

I’m so excited that on Thursday night I finished my thriller novella trilogy called “Driving Lies.”

It’s been a working project since 2011. I started it on my third Nanowrimo.

It was based on a script I started in high school. I took the scenes I liked the best and retweaked them.

The last five chapters of book 3 are hand written as my laptop is down again. . . It’s like a lemon of a car. Sigh. Now my writing hand is swollen and sore. . . I probably have carpal tunnel syndrome.

So I’m giving myself a few days off for some major writing. I think I deserved it.

I’m excited and disappointed that it’s finished. . . At least draft one.

I know I will lots of editing and rewrites, but I feel like my favorite part of the process is done. Sighs.

Now to edit once a week, and a new project.

I just hope get it published and for the rest of the world to read by early next year. I hope they enjoy it.

I have to thank my muses for not shuttingbup or stopping even when I was in pain. I got so much accomplished.