I am very happy that many people are liking my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Rebekahquinne
and liking this blog. . .
I hope to post a few pieces this weekend.
What is going on. . .
- I have been helping friends with babysitting and remodeling their house when I am not writing.
- I’m also very addicted to coffee.
- However now I am working not one but two projects. They are quite the opposite in style. I would call one an erotic thriller, and the other a bloody epic tale.
- I also am trying to discipline myself to make sure I write something everyday and get to post on this blog at least once a week.
- I’m also trying to read and research more.
- I have been and I still am working on recovering from some personal issues. It’s been a rough six months. I hope to write a story or two from it.
I’m giving myself daily goals. . .
- Excerise daily (whether it’s you tube or just a walk)
- Write something everyday
- Read something everyday
- Eat better
1. The Indifferent Busy People
The one group of non-supporters that I don’t mind are those who are just indifferent: The indifferent, busy people. I have them in non-supporters, because they aren’t usually going to lift a finger or encourage you one way or another. (Key word: usually) I have met a few like this, but they are usually very busy. They usually work 60 plus hours a week or they have many hobbies or lots of friends/clients.
- They don’t care what you are doing.
- You have your thing, and they have their thing. Actually they are probably grateful that you are into your own thing so you can leave their thing alone.
- They are busy with their life, and I think they expect you to busy with yours.
- They are probably the people you meet through a friend of a friend of a friend or at some sponsored dinner party.
However, keep in mind, they may be the type to keep in touch with as they will be the type to have the greatest network of connections.
Personally, I admire their work ethic and determination. They are very focus, and it’s very inspiring.
There has been an interesting concept or theme. . . when it comes to October for writer’s of NaNoWriMo . . . many of them make survival kits. Things they will need to get through 30 days of nonstop writing frenzies.
Most of the survival kits consist of usual. . . pens, paper/notebooks, computer, sticky notes, lots of sugar and/or caffeine (coffee, tea, candy.)
Many use Halloween candy as treats or survival sugar. (Chocolate and gummy are my favorite. . . I love Charleston Chews.)
I think what is brilliant is someone said a crock pot. . . in genius. You make a meal in the morning: throw things in, plug it in, turn it on high, and by dinner time, you have roast, stew, roast chicken, casserole, or soup. (It you have a big enough crock pot, you could have dinner for days or at least lunch the next day.)
So my survival kit. . .
- colored pens
- hot cocoa
- Coffee/ tea
- Snacks: chips, crackers
- Supportive, encouraging boyfriend
- Reward list
- Cell phone
Things I will need to avoid. . . Internet, cleaning, and crying little sisters.
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.
I have written more, in the last two months, in a hospital than I have at home.
I have learned something about myself. . . I write well in the middle of chaos. I like having things going on around me that I am not involved it. It keeps my mind constantly going. The only disadvantage is that it can cause me to get drained and exhausted.
At home, 9 times out of 10, I’m already exhausted before I write.
I really want a place where I feel I can write. 😦 Writing at home is hard.
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.