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A Day of Accountablility

Olive Garden is gone!


I am not sure where it went.

So we won’t be eating there as a group.

We’ll need to come up with a new place. Where we can have a little room of our own. Suggestions? I’d like us to meet before September’s end.


Besides that awful bit of info–How did you do with your writing?

Did you achieve any of your writing goals?

Anyone finished with their books?

Starting new ones?

Has anyone tried meeting and writing with friends?


This past week, for me, had some wrenches in it. But after thinking for several days I think I figured out a problem with a  book I’m working on. And now it’s nearing completion. Just a few more rewritten chapters.

Then another big rewrite to be done by tomorrow (for another project).

And one small rewrite to be done by Monday.


What about the rest of you?


Filed under CLW, Revision, writing process

The Day of Accountability

So I forgot to post last Friday. How is that for being accountable?
You said it! Crummy!

Some questions to ask yourself:

1. Did I do my best as a writer?
2. Did I write any hard scenes?
3. Did I spend time thinking about my book?
And the biggest question of them all–
4. How do I feel about what I did?

I will answer #4.
I feel okay about my writing this week. I got some words down on this newest novel (maybe 3000–maybe a little less) and I am pretty sure I’m getting close to a first draft, which is good. I’ve figured out some things I didn’t know were going to happen–and that’s great. And I still really love writing the book. Yippee ti yi yo! Usually I spend some time hating a book and thinking, “Why why WHY?????” But not this one.

Spent some time rewriting a chapter of a book I am working on with another person. Needs another big rewrite before I send it off to my partner.

Received notes for The Haven. Haven’t had a chance to look at them, but I will in a few minutes. This is scary to me. This was a hard book to write and I know my editor has been scratching her head over it. She told me so. Gulp.

And I read 30 papers, some very long, for my amazing students.

I’m still trying to get my feet under me. I’m not used to this many students and I have many more writing projects all at once than I have had in the past. Both of these situations are good, but I feel as though I’m stumbling about a bit. How do I juggle all these projects and papers and etc? I’m not sure.

One thing I do know–I have to let myself write before I do anything else, or I lose the chance.

How are all you doing? Please report!

PS  On Monday–a terrific interview with the amazing John Cusick. So stay tuned!


Filed under Agents, CLW, Editors