Tag: writing lessons

Sundays are for Writing #38

Another solid writing week in the books. I got in my six pages of fiction, plus three book reviews, a bit of NaNo planning, brainstorming for the current WIP, and a little work on the HTWAN class. Plus working five days (although two of those days were only 4-5 hours each).

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Sundays are for Writing #36

Because of my work schedule this week, I only got in two writing days, but I still did the number of pages I’d do for three writing days (six pages). I also wrote four book reviews, so it’s been a good writing week.

I’m still going with the idea of doing NaNo, and I intend to start planning today. Along with some more planning for the current WIP.

In other news:  it’s official. I completed all the degree requirements for my master’s in journalism!

Sundays are for Writing #33

This was my first full week without school or work obligations on Tuesday and Thursday, and it was an excellent writing week!

I got in writing sessions on three days, for a total of six pages, plus some planning on the King Arthur project, and a bit of work on the Holly Lisle HTWAN class. And…I’ve decided to do NaNoWriMo this year for the first time in…years! I’m actually super excited about this, and the Muse is already hinting at ideas. I want to finish the first draft of the King Arthur story before November, though. So it would probably be a good idea to plot that out…

Also wrote three book reviews and I’m trying to write a narrative nonfiction essay just because.

 

Sundays are for Writing #30

Another busy non-fiction writing week. I wrote four blogs for the internship and four book reviews. Only one fiction-writing session, but…with a little bit of luck, this is my last week of school!

My last day at my internship is Thursday, and, assuming I pass (please, God), that will complete my degree. So, in theory, then I’ll have more time for fiction.

Sundays are for Writing #26

I decreased my fiction-writing goal to one session a week this week. Which is…sad, I know, but with things so stressful lately, I’ve needed to put resting and de-stressing at the top of my list.

And it worked, more or less. I got in my writing session on Saturday. I also wrote a long piece for the internship and a shorter personal profile as well.

More importantly, I survived the unusually chaotic and stressful workweek, so there’s that.

Sundays are for Writing #22

I got in three writing sessions for the week, for a total of 2,250 words. I only completed one writing lesson this week, however, but…work was tough this week, despite being off on Monday.

-Tuesday:  worked 3.5 hours at my day job + 4 hours at my internship.

-Wednesday:  worked 14 hours at the day job.

-Thursday:  4 hours at the internship.

-Friday:  worked almost 17 hours at the day job (Yeah, that sucked as much as it sounds like, especially since I have to do it again tomorrow. )

I’m hoping to catch up on that missed writing lesson this week.

Sundays are for Writing #21

Happy Sunday!

I had a very good writing week. I started working on the new story, and got in three sessions/2,250 words for the week.

I also outlined five new scenes, and completed two writing lessons, hitting all my writing goals for the week. The voice of the new story still isn’t quite established, but I think that’s because it’s told in alternating time periods, making voice a little tricky. We’ll see what the week holds in store.

 

Sundays are for Writing #20

So…I didn’t do any actual (fiction) writing this week. The story I was working on, well, I still have no idea where that is going, so working on that is accomplishing nothing. Meanwhile, my re-telling of Camelot has been niggling at the back of my mind.

It’s been over two years since I came up with that idea for the capstone class for my undergraduate degree, but I kept thinking about it over the past month or so, and when I realized how dissatisfied I was with my current project, well, the switch seemed natural.

So, this week I pulled everything I had on the Camelot story and read through it. Some of my ideas came back to me. I did character sketches of the main five characters and outlined the first five scenes. I also came up with a working version of the Sentence—Holly Lisle’s one-sentence story outline technique—to keep me on-track. I’ll start actually writing this week.

I’m excited!

Sundays are for Writing #18

I had another good writing week! Three days, two 10-minute sessions each day, for a little over 2,250 words.

I know that’s chump change to my old daily word counts, but I’m happy with the consistency.

I also outlined five scenes and completed two writing lessons, so I hit all my writing goals for the week!