I’m thinking of starting a weekly post containing questions I would love to know the answers to and invite you to share links if you wish that answers them. Or you could just answer of course if you wanted.
But lost the battle to sleep
We have went bowling, skating, had recitals and visited family so far. More of the latter today. A few day trips are in our future along with some overnight ones.
I’m excited I got two more chapters edited last night. As it is June I’m past my deadline. So everything I do now is catch up. I’ll keep you up to date on my writing journey. I hope to be done by next week with my current edits. Out of the Blue is inching closer to being published so I may forgo my break from editing to get it ready and out in the world.
Trying a new page format with this post to see if I like it. Fingers crossed.
To post or not to post
Since I’m in full editing mode when I’m working I feel like my writing muscles may shrivel up from not being used. I have challenge myself to try to write a daily poem. So, far I wrote one yesterday but I am fearful of sharing it here. I don’t mind sharing bits of my works in progress but something about sharing poetry seems more intimate. Feel free to laugh at me. I may come to a place where I will feel comfortable to share it, I guess we’ll see.
What do you do to keep your writing muscle flexed?
I have been learning a lot here lately about editing. Unlike most of what I have done before or thought I learned, this is all based on advice from other Authors. (You know who you are.)
Thank you writing community.
I’m going to make a list of all the things I’ve learned that I need more of. So far I’ve only dipped my toe in the waters but I need to just jump in.
- POV – needs to remain consistent
- Inner Monologue – inner thoughts of POV character
- Dialogue Tags -who’s talking
- Actions – leaning, putting on seat belt, walking
- Reaction – shaking, trembling, heart racing
- Contractions – he’s, he’ll
- Texture – bumpy, smooth, rough
- Back Story – thing leading character here, relative things in past
- Emotion – how the character feels
- Smell – alluring, unappealing
- Description – what things are, what things look like
- Sound – noise, ambiance
- Taste – salty, sweet, sour
- Narration – more story telling through the narrator
- Continuity – blue eyes need to stay blue unless something happens to change it like contacts or magic
I need less of this.
- Names in Dialogue – unnatural sounding
- Dialogue – if it can be narrated, narrate it
- Text Talk -only things everyone would understand
Make’s you wonder what my 50,000 words were before. Apparently, a very detailed outline. Lol!