Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Writing Journal - Entry #6

I am excited to report that I actually sat down with my laptop this week and got some work done on my WIP! Now, granted, it wasn't until Friday, but, I managed to get a decent 13 pages out. So, not too shabby.

Plus, there's the added bonus of now having the story in my head. Even when I'm not writing, ideas are swirling and scenes are appearing in my mind and my characters often have conversations in my head. "Normal" people might find these voices a bit, um, shall we say, cause for concern, but for a writer, they are the bread and butter of the task. If I hear those voices, I know I'm on the right track!

I also did some related-to-writing things. I doubled checked to make sure a book I'd mailed for a prize contest arrived. (It had.) I did my daily morning blog checks and commenting.

And I fielded a phone call from my brother-in-law, asking what I knew about self-publishing. Since I don't know much, I tracked down a blog on the topic and turned to Morgan for some expert advice. He now has some decent information to get started with.

Today I need to write a post for another one of my blogs (Authors By Moonlight) and then I hope to make some more headway with my WIP, which by the way is tentatively titled "One Great Night". The basic premise is the heroine asks her brother's best friend to be her sex tutor. So far it's made for some interesting interaction!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!

Debra
www.debrastjohnromance.com

4 comments:

Margot Justes said...

You have been very busy. I like the premise of you WIP.
I'm not quite so productive, in fact nothing at all until today.
Margot
www.mjustes.com

Debra St. John said...

It's been too darn hot to be overly productive, that's what I say. Some days I don't have the engery to do anything.

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Deb Larson said...

Sounds like you've hit your stride with your WIP. I love it when that happens. I, who always try to find time to write, have struggled HORRIBLY this summer! My husband tells me I'm too busy at work and should slow down and I try, but I can't seem to catch up. I'm taking more days off next month and hope to get back into my writing routine.
Good Luck - love the title and premise!
DL Larson