726 words on the Demon WIP. Yep, I’m happy. G’night all.
Archive for December 4th, 2009|Daily archive page
I’m not sure what it is about demons and “mad meds” (medicine that may alter your perception…ie pain medicine, powerful antibiotics, etc.) but there seems to be a creative writing link somewhere. About a week ago I was given an interesting combo of meds to combat my intense back pain. Something to tide me over while I wait to see the neurosurgeon next week. Anyway, I got this incredible idea and wrote it down. Then the words started flowing. Now I have 12K on a book I never intended to write, but won’t try to stop. I call it the Demon WIP (work in progress), though it has a different working title. Let’s see how many words I can get down on it today.
September 15, 2008 Kim Knox threw down the gauntlet. She challenged me to not only finish my initial goals for the year, but to do it with style. I strove to complete 2100 words a day for the remainder of the year. Is anyone but me surprised that I failed? I didn’t think so. In 2009 I did the same thing…set myself up for failure. Not only would I write multiple novellas, free reads, and short stories…I would also write two to three novels without breaking a sweat.
This would be, of course, with a full-time job, the stress of leaving an old job for a new one, two huge moves (one of them involving separation from my family while I had to travel overseas for a while), and the turmoil of a new job with additional responsibilities (promotion comes with its good and bad points). Did I mention I’m also going to school? So, with the help of Lynn Viehl, Holly Lisle and Kim Knox I’ve reevaluated my goals.
I started this writing blog to keep myself motivated. Why am I keeping this separate from my primary website? Because not everyone is interested in my writing journey…and that’s okay too. So for those who are, welcome. Maybe I’ll learn a thing or two along the way, and perhaps you will too.