Tag Archives: finding time to write

Back In The Saddle Again

I’ve been a bad, bad person. Not only have I been neglecting my blog, but I haven’t been getting a lot of writing done, either. I could lie and make up some excuse about how life has been busy (it … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Shifting Gears; or What To Do Next?

So. I’ve recently finished writing a short (for me) story.  I need to go and work on something else for a week or two before I come back and give it the edit it needs (my critique group made some … Continue reading

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Progress Toward Goals; or November Is Even Closer Now

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 11) Well, we’re about a third of the way through the month.  I have to admit that coming up with a topic for a posting each and every day is harder than I thought it would be.  … Continue reading

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Beating The Bushes; or, Finding Time To Write (Even When Your’re Not Writing)

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 9) One of the challenges of writing, unless you’re lucky enough to be independently wealthy and don’t have to hold down a day job, is finding the time to do it.  So, like lots of other people … Continue reading

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Working Through The Rough Bits; or, What To Do When The Words Just Won’t Come Out

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I’ve been plugging slowly, stolidly away on my current WIP, working title “Fairies Living At The Bottom Of The Garden.” But it’s going slowly. Very slowly. I know why it’s going slowly: … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week Four; or Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Since I was in the land of no internets for Thanksgiving (my dad still thinks dial-up is the be-all and end-all of internet connectivity), I didn’t have an opportunity to post on … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week 3; or Now That We’re Properly Warmed Up…

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Lots of ups and downs this week. A good day of writing on Sunday, followed by a bout of stomach flu/food poisoning on Monday (which also yielded a higher-than-average word count, thanks … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week 2; or, I’ve Got The Week Two Blues

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Hello from Week Two of NaNoWriMo. This week, things are going along less swimmingly than last. I was nearly two days ahead on my word count; now, if I don’t get 1,500 … Continue reading

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How I Choose To Spend My Time; or, Why Should I Pay Money For That?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Okay, I haven’t actually gotten to bed yet, so it’s still Thursday, right? {grin} A couple of weeks ago, we were at the Denver Dragon Boat Festival in Sloan’s Lake Park. The … Continue reading

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Stay On Target; or, Did I Set The Bar Too Low?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Okay, first things first: If there’s anyone on the face of the planet who hasn’t yet seen the pictures (hard to believe because I’ve been babbling about it all over the place), … Continue reading

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Finding The Time; or How To Fit NaNoWriMo Into Your Life

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) November is upon us, and I, like a lot of my friends, am involved in the frenzy that is NaNoWriMo. This year’s story is going well. I’m already about 4K words ahead … Continue reading

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