Sunday, September 07, 2008

28 More Days

And only a few more days of my current writing spree.

I kinda like deadline frenzy. I prefer writing in huge spurts of tons of words at once. It sticks in my head easier. :-)

I'm eating, sleeping, writing, and thinking in another world. Kinda fun.

How's your writing going? What're you working on? Beginning, middle, end, revisions? What's it about?

And do you prefer to write a bit each day, or a big ton crammed into a few days?

19 bonus scribbles:

Zoe Winters 9/07/2008 07:33:00 PM  

I'm finishing my final edits for KEPT, (I say every time it's the final edits, but this time it is. I should hopefully meet my self imposed deadline of October 1st for release)

Eric Mayer,  9/07/2008 07:49:00 PM  

Writing is going slow but at least it is going. Last week I was pretty much stuck. We're maybe a quarter of the way through the eighth Byzantine mystery now. I'm hoping soon we reach a point where there's less research and more writing. Then things will go faster.

spyscribbler 9/07/2008 07:53:00 PM  

Zoe, that's awesome! You are so good at self-imposed deadlines.

spyscribbler 9/07/2008 07:55:00 PM  

Eric, you've got me totally curious. I was curious before, but I'm even moreso, now. I have a hidden passion for history.

Amy Nathan 9/07/2008 09:21:00 PM  

I like to write a bit each day when I can. When I cram it all in, I get burnt out. It took me a while to learn that writing for 12 hours one day led to two weeks of no writing, where 2 hours per day means I can do it consistently and follow through.

I'm about midway.

Wishing you luck and an easy 28 days!

Robin 9/07/2008 10:47:00 PM  

I'm working so hard on promoting Shrink Rap, and doing all sorts of stuff for it, that I've completely neglected my writing. I feel terrible. What happens when people start clamoring for Shrink Rap II?

ORION 9/08/2008 01:54:00 AM  

I am in the middle of the swampy smelly goodness of revision...

spyscribbler 9/08/2008 04:03:00 AM  

Amy, I have that problem often. When I have 10,000 word day, I have difficulty writing the next day. I can work myself up to higher outputs for extended periods of time, but... it doesn't come naturally at all.

spyscribbler 9/08/2008 04:04:00 AM  

Robin, I haven't gotten 1 yet, and I'm already clamoring for it! Can't you hear me?

spyscribbler 9/08/2008 04:05:00 AM  

"swampy smell goodness"

LOLOL! Orion, I love it. If the rest of that goodness is anything like that phrase, this one's going to be a big winner!

Bernita 9/08/2008 08:58:00 AM  

Thinking about revisions, ie. additions to the text.
I prefer to keep moving if the engine is hot.

Zoe Winters 9/08/2008 09:24:00 AM  

hehehe yes, Spy. I am very self-motivated. I find, contrary to a lot of people, I'm most motivated when I'm doing something for myself. When I'm doing things under other people's deadlines or rules I have a very hard time following through.

I have quit 33 jobs. I just can't freaking STAND it. But I'll happily stay on top of things if I'm in charge.

spyscribbler 9/08/2008 12:07:00 PM  

I like that analogy, Bernita! I need to do more of that, I think.

spyscribbler 9/08/2008 12:09:00 PM  

ZOE! Ohmigawd, that CRACKS me up! You better watch out, or you're gonna end up as a character in my next book. (KIDDING! Mostly.)

*shaking my head* Smushy, smushy, smushy...

lainey bancroft 9/08/2008 01:24:00 PM  

Okay, if you don't use Zoe's 33 quits, can I have them? :)

I like huge spurts. Seeing as it has been a dry month, I expect (hope? beg?) the floodgates will open any day now.

spyscribbler 9/08/2008 01:57:00 PM  

Lainey! (Dearest Zoe) I'd heard her say she couldn't stand it, but until she said 33 jobs, I didn't realize the passion with which she hated it, LOL!

I hope the floodgates open for you, too!

Zoe Winters 9/10/2008 05:45:00 AM  

LMAO @ the 33 jobs helping you understand the passion with which I hate working for others.

Oh yes, I only managed most jobs for 3 months or less before I told them where to shove it. The only job I ever held for over a year was a third shift hotel night audit job in which I had to almost never deal with the manager, except for like five minutes in the morning at the end of my shift. No one was telling me what to do while I was working, no one was hovering over me.

It still sucked, but slightly less.

And I would be honored to be a character in a book of yours (or lainey's) just don't kill me off. mmkay?

spyscribbler 9/10/2008 10:40:00 AM  

That actually sounds like a cool job. :-)

No killing Zoe. Got it!


Zoe Winters 9/11/2008 08:42:00 AM  

hehehe yes, Zoe likes to live, bitchez!