Monday, Monday–Writing Like a Writer

I’ve been writing like crazy.

Working on a book with Ann Dee. She is so funny. Her parts of the story, hilarious. It’s taken me some time to get into the swing of things–but I think I am sort of doing it right now.

I’ve also been researching for the next Just in Time mid grade series I write with Cheri Earl. I’ve found the girl I thought we should go with and Cheri approved. Have been gathering cool info about this character. This is set in the 1830’s. BEFORE I began research, though, I rewrote Book Four of Just in Time.

Each day I’m working on a novel that I wrote years ago. I finally figured out what I did wrong then. Now I’m trying to fix that. This book has been sold and I’m writing like crazy to have a strong draft to send to the editor.

Finally, every day I think about two other books that I have half–written. One is a YA–funny. In this novel I have chosen to use the names of all my grandmother’s siblings. There were seven children all together. I knew there was one great aunt who died of throat cancer long before I was born and I couldn’t remember her name. Then, accidentally I found it! Yippee! The other WIP–a darker mid grade–is based on my life and may cause a stir in the family. Heck, lots of my books are based on my life. I’ve stirred lots of things!

But the important bit I’m saying here is– sometimes you can do a lot of ‘writing’ without ever sitting at the keyboard. Let your brain work things over for you. Think about your projects. Dream about them. When I get back to both of these, I think the work will be mostly done.

I believe I can say last week I was Writing Like a Writer.

What are you working on?

What have you done this last week to accomplish your writing goals?

What are you writing plans for the month of May?




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One response to “Monday, Monday–Writing Like a Writer

  1. After reading this post, or actually while I was reading it, I thought of Mom’s life, full of tragedy but, bang, just like that the ending paragraph came to me, so strong. I will have to put it to simmer for a while and then see if I can do it justice. Thanks, Carol.

    My girl said something very complimentary about you the other day; I’ll be darned if I can remember what it was. So, just know she loves you and learned from you.

    You are always doing something amazing.


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