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

 

Last Saturday of November 2017 NaNoWriMo

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in From Bean Counter to Author | Posted on 25-11-2017

I’ve enjoyed concentrating on my writing each day in the month of November for NaNoWriMo. This year I will not claim being a winner by writing 50k words or more, however I have a very good start on a short story for “Writers of the Future”. I’ve also concentrated on the new beginning scene of my book, “Not Too Late Forever”. In December I plan on rewriting the final scene. For this and each Sunday, I intend to build on the chapters I have for “Misty’s Magical Shed”. As you can see, there is a lot of writing work to do.

Last Sunday I joined other writers in the Rogue Valley at the Medford International Airport, in the Kc 97 airplane, to put 2 1/2 hours in on my writing. I was stumbling along when Juliet Meredith suggested adding “plot bunnies” to the mix. The one I chose was as follows: “Your character meets a robot who seems sentient”.

Wow! Not only does this robot seem sentient, he is sentient. He is also the love interest of one of the main characters.

Now I need to get busy and build on this. One of my main wishes, when I started NaNo this year, was to once more find the passion I have for writing, something I lost with my submission rejections. There I am a success. New characters to meet and new stories to write await. Guess I’d better get back to it.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

 

Working on NaNoWriMo

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 18-11-2017

Hello all,

Many writers, like myself, are typing away working to pull in enough words to be considered a winner during this run of the words in November 2017.

I have been typing away, however the hope of getting 50,000 words this year, is less than a dream. In three projects that I am switching between, as well as another I’m gathering information for, I’m trying to pull together enough words to make at least a semblance of a contribution to NaNoWriMo.

Two stories that need to be fleshed out from previous NaNoWriMos, draw me back and want me to get their stories formed into books. In November I have much more inspiration to get words down on paper, or in my case, on the computer screen. These stories are shouting as loudly to me as any others.

Today I am working at a favorite coffee shop, Rogue Roasters. Great coffee and great atmosphere.

Now it’s time to get back to work on at least one of my stories. I think Finny needs me to talk to him. This is a character I hope to introduce to the world in the not too distant future. The others are trying to get my attention, but not communicating not quite as forcefully. I have yet to revisit Ursel. Sophie and Eihpos have been whispering in my ear. There a few others, but they will just need to be patient. Guess I better get back to work.

For now keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi