I had an idea to combine all the things I have learned about plotting and make a plotting workshop with videos and text-chats over Discord but I realized — video is very much not my medium.
So I’m reworking that idea into blogposts and pictures. Stay tuned!
Yes, it’s Camp NaNoWriMo time for April and I’m getting back into writing!
Wait a minute… *pulls out spreadsheet* there is no “going back to” because I did write!
I wrote 10290 words in March! That may not be much for some people but it’s still nothing to sneeze on. Especially with all the other stuff that is going on daily in my life.
I can only recommend to keep a spreadsheet or a page in a notebook to write down what you do for your craft every day.It may be a sheet full of plotting and ideas, a blog post, or a page of glittering dialogue — all of it counts. Even that sketch for the cover or the character you would love to see one day, it counts. I named my spreadsheet “Creativity” and I’m putting everything in there.
It’s important to encourage ourselves. Too easily we forget what we did and how much we do every day. It all counts.
Can you believe it’s already Februar? Can you believe that it’s almost March? I feel like I’m desperately running after everything this year. I need everything and everyone to stop for a week to give me a chance to catch up.
I’m still writing. Not as much as I want, on many days I’m not even hitting my 960 words that lend themselves to the title of this blog and my tumblr back in the day. But I am writing and I really don’t want to beat myself up anymore over not meeting a goal that was arbitrary anyway.
Currently I’m trying to tie up and finish a few WIPs, original fiction and fanfiction. I have not forgotten Tempting The Dragon, I’m just… I’m a bit hesitant with it because it has developed in some White Saviour trope and we don’t want that, do we? See, that’s the problem if you post in-progress stories, you end up with a mess in your head as you try to balance it all out before you publish the next chapter.
Another thing that I’m kind of working on is a self-taught-writer-workshop. I’ve looked at many online classes and writer workshops but I can’t really afford them. But I’m thinking of setting up a writing workshop with the free resources I know about and putting it all together on a server on Discord. A weekly schedule, homework and discussions about videos we all watched or blog posts we’ve read. I’m still working on that and will make an announcement when I have something.
So that’s it for me for now.
Little reminder: you can still read an erotic romance story with a lady alien with a tail and her human boyfriend trying to have sex in Zero G by yours truly in this book myBook.to/redhots
See you again soon and keep on writing.
I’ve been quiet around here because I’ve been busy but look! It’s alive!!
I have written an erotic short story under the name Barbara Be and it’s published now!
This anthology has a great variety of stories, there’s something in here for everyone. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Happy New Year my friends!
May this year be kind and happy for you and may you achieve what you aim for. Especially all your writing plans and goals. Let’s finish those WIPs.
I said I wouldn’t do a New Years Resolution post but then I read The First (?) 2017 Process Blog by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and I thought “maybe I don’t need resolutions but I think I need a list of things that should be part of the process for the days to come”.
Here is my list so far:
- Stay healthy, stay alive. If the past year has taught me anything, it’s that that is not an easy task in of itself
- Be a loud and unapologetic woman like Carrie Fisher (I already miss her so much)
- Read the books that I started or will start, all the way to the end. I have this bad habit to start books and never finish them even when I like them
- Write every day for an hour. I thought about setting a goal of ten minutes first but no, an hour, I have a fucking hour in my day for doing something that I love, for fucks sake
- Finish the various writing WIPs that deserve to get done
- Publish novel. Just get it done.
- Organize my days, declutter my life
- Sports. Gods, I hate sports but looking at the point up there about staying healthy — that means losing weight and building some muscles
So this is The List. My list. What will your 2017 list be like?