I’m seeing these letters spring up all over the internet, in the groups I belong to, and on message boards. November is the month of NaNoWriMo. It’s a time when writers from around the world band together and offer encouragement and support whilst each of them aim for a 50,000 word count in 30 days. … Read moreNaNoWriMo
This is NOT writing related, this is blog related. I’ve often wondered what the fascination is about getting a high site metre reading. I know it means people are reading your posts and that’s fine but I’m not talking about normal site metre readings, I’m talking about things like Blog Explosion and other “services” like … Read moreTargeted Audience
I’ve been sick for a couple of days now. Yesterday, left me knocked off my feet and not capable of doing anything – especially writing. I couldn’t even read, which was annoying but the old brain cells refused to function and concentrating for any length of time was out of the question. My word count … Read moreThe Show Goes On
Word Metre is back. I don’t know what the problem was but I think they had to restore all their pages. Anyway, I’ve decided that I like seeing the graphic…it’s more inspiring than just numbers. Yet, in my hunt for a new word metre I read numerous blogs that hate them. I can only imagine … Read moreIt’s Back
I rarely listen to music whilst on the computer. I find it distracting, so can’t write. This afternoon, I’m listening to music while I surf instead. It’s really, really soft so that it doesn’t intrude on my thoughts. There’s quite a mixture of old and new music, but all the songs are sentimental and meaningful … Read moreMusic – Old and New
This morning I made a public goal to write four pages tonight. I’m pleased to announce that I reached that goal, and in doing so I also finished chapter 10. As there are 15 chapters altogether, this means that I’m two-thirds of the way through. I’m progressing through this manuscript much faster than I ever … Read moreDay 36: Two-thirds Done
The problem with images has been sorted out and now the progress metre I’ve been using has disappeared. 🙁 I’ve checked the site where it was located and they seem to have taken down all the pages except a few text pages and the forum (which was active but is now bare). Maybe they are … Read moreProgress Metre
What’s the point of a scene? There’s only one answer to this question – each scene moves the story along. So if you’re writing scenes that don’t move the story along, then you’re wasting your time. Those scenes need to be deleted, no exceptions. With my latest project, I’ve found myself asking “so what’s the … Read moreWhat’s the Point Anyway?