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!


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...

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 :^)