Still Working on A Short Story

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 27-12-2017

I’ve been talking to my character for the short story I thought I was going to write for my latest contest. For now, It is just not coming together. Therefore I will resort to editing and building on another story that I have previously written.

Last week at my writers’ group I worked up the courage to bring this story for reading and feedback. I hadn’t been able to bring myself to even reread it at that point. As I suspected, the story does indeed need a lot of work. Well this week, it’s going to get it.

Today I got a real start on it during a break at my day job. Tonight I’m going to work on it for The Creative Hour. I think there’s something good here, but it is definitely a diamond in the rough.

There’s a lot of polishing and buffing to do before my writers’/critique group on Sunday. Only time will tell if I can find success.

I’ll report in later, to let you know what the results are.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

Working on My Writing While Living My Life

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 12-12-2017

It’s hard to work on my writing when so much is going on in my country. The negative of the current hierarchy, makes it heart wrenching to work on my writing. But what happened in Alabama tonight gives me hope. There needs to be more good going on. Tonight I see that. This gives me hope for 2018. Nothing is guaranteed, however that country over party showed by some of our leaders is wonderful.

Now that it’s complete, I need to get back to work on my writing. There are so many things that I can still use to build on to add drama to my writing. I to get a lot more word done on the story I’m currently working on. My main characters and I are talking about what this story is really about. Time is drawing close to the deadline, and I want to get the story to my writers’ group, to get their opinion.

All this being said, once more I am going to get back to work.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

 

Time to Get Serious

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 05-12-2017

During the months of November and now into December, I have been working on the story that I want to submit to my next contest. NaNoWriMo write-ins helped me understand more about the story. I still need to spend more time getting to know a couple of the characters.

One of the newer characters in the story is a sentient robot. I need to study robotics, just a little. I am not going to dwell too much on scientific facts, however I need to understand more to get to know my character better.

For now, I’ve updated information in book 1 of “The Naldo” series. I’m sure that I will come back to chapter 1 of book 1, but for now, I’m going to concentrate on the short story I need to write.

I thought that I’d lost my passion for writing, but it was only hiding from me. All I need to do is sit down and start typing. My characters bring me back to that passion. They carry me away to a different world of wonder and acceptance.

So, at least for now, I’m going to dive back in and get more words on paper.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted

Jodi