Monday, April 27, 2009

Two more contests and free books


My time at the conference did what it was supposed to do: get me back into my chair to write, write, and write some more. So a very short post today.

Quote for the day:
"sometimes you don't need a goal in life, you don't need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you're going to do next!"
— Sophie Kinsella (The Undomestic Goddess)

I don't know exactly how I will get my book to where it needs to go, but I do know what I am going to do next: write one more scene, than another, and another.

Contest for today:
What is your next step for your writing? Finish so many words? Get your queries out? Finish your first draft? Revise so many pages? Let me know!

6 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

I just got my newest story otu to four editors and an agent. So, now... I wait. No kidding, now I brainstorm PB ideas and start a draft of something new!

PurpleClover said...

I'm currently writing my debut novel. It will be a science fiction piece and I can't wait to start editing! I'm half-way through the rough draft and LOVING it!

tanita davis said...

Sit still, focus, write. I try not to count words, but just move through scenes -- okay, sometimes I'm guilty of insisting that a chapter be finished before I get up, but I'm like a kid with eating veggies before dessert with that!

(Sorry to be so sparse of commenting -- your blog won't load into my Reader for some bizarre reason!!)

Nandini said...

Yat-Yee,
I'm so glad your conference went well!! Mine did too. Can't wait to get back into the blogosphere, but I'm still not done - ugh! Back to the grindstone!

Yat-Yee said...

Thanks, Corey and PurpleClover, for commenting frequently this week.

Tanita: no need to apologize. Fire your Reader!! (Or maybe I offended it at some point and it won't forgive me?)

Nandini: I know you're not out at blogosphere yet, so thanks for dropping by.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I was reading "Writing the Breakout Novel" on the plane last night and it sparked a lot of ideas for my WIP. My goal is to write 1,000 words every day until it's done.

I'm at about 8,000 right now. Then I have another one waiting in the wings, begging for my attention as well.

I feel inspired from this weekend though, don't you? I'm jealous of the great writer's groups you have in Colorado. Need to convince my family to move :^)