Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Program

Day 11 of trying Victoria's book again and I decided to plug it into a new program I downloaded back in January called  yWriter5.  It really is a great program helping you keep track of characters, locations and props as well as the actual story.  I am doing this all because I have run into a block roughly the size of the Great Wall (LOL).  I am hoping that breaking the story down this way I can find a chip in the block. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Week one

I have decided not to scrap the whole thing and start over.  As I was reading through what I already had I found some stuff that was actually usable, so I am now going through and deleting those things which would be inconsistent with my characters new personalities.  Although I have to say I am keeping much more than I thought I would also I am considering going into more detail on the six year voyage to the new planet (see January 2 for story description) as well as deepening characters.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Hello everybody I am so sorry I have not posted in awhile.  Just when we get the hubby's health all worked out my own health is starting to go downhill. I am having problems with my back and legs and the 'almighty' doctors cannot find the problems.

Friday, February 3, 2012


As I am taking February off to study and research I thought i would post an update on my studies.  I am reading a book on the darker characters of fiction. How to write them that is, in reading this book I have made the decision to make one of my protagonists a Dark Hero.  I am also considering investing in some graphing paper to better map out living and working areas. 


Thank you all for the comments, I have (I hope) improved according to your many suggestions and a few of my own ideas.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Update on Hubby: cath scan found nothing he has been given a special diet and exercise routine along with some meds and is now doing much better.

I personally have decided to take the month of February off to do some studying and research, however I will still be posting as much as I can.
Thank you all for following loyally even when I disappeared.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

14000 words of worry

We got the news back from hubby's stress test and he has a slight clog they are doing a "cath scan"  Wednesday to see what's going on.  In the meantime I have found writing soothing, I have discovered that this world I am creating in my story is an escape for me and for just a few hours I do not have to be in a panic over another possible bypass.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Too much

Wow has it really been four days? I am really sorry guys, Tuesday I took my husband to see the cardiologist for the first time since the year of his bypass(2008).  We were informed that my dear hubby has a weak heart and they need a treadmill stress test immediately(8:15 tomorrow morning)  We are hoping for the best, but worried about the big S.  Wish us luck(fingers crossed)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Drowning in Words

Caught up, is there really such a thing? I am still at least three days behind the BIAM schedule.  To top it all off my writer friends have been praising this program I have never heard of before, so I go and download the free version of it and (gulp) I am in over my head.  I could navigate a submarine before I learn to navigate this thing.  I found a way to move my WIP over to the new program thinking "okay I will see what it does with this and maybe I'll have a clue."  Fat chance, I lost two whole sentences and still have no idea whats going on or how to add any more story.  So I feel I am drowning in a puddle of my own making.  Oh well hope I have better luck in the morning when I can see it through fresh eyes.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Playing Catch-up

Well guess i get to pull my first all-niter; well for this project anyway.  I am behind by over 4,000 words and am trying to get this thing up to date. not easy.  Well here's to burning the candle down and sucking up the coffee.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So close and yet so far

Well I got up to 6655 words today, only 250 from my goal it is 1:30 in the morning and my husband will kill me if I don't get in bed so as much as I would love to sit here and stare at an unmoving computer for three more hours I have to put it off until morning. 

Goodnight All and Blessed be

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3

Its now Day three of my novel experience and I ended today at 4617 words Yay i am one day closer.
Today was a hard one sitting still with my arthritis(L1,L2,L3 of my spine) was killer.  On top of that I was trying to help my hubby with a research paper, and he's sick and cranky.  Despite all of that I hit my goal, so I am one proud writer, and for the first time I worked through my blocks instead of just getting up and walking away until something smacks me upside the head.  what I wrote wasn't perfect, it wasn't life changing, it may not even be good but I wrote it and it's mine.  With that I am going to sign off, goodnight y'all.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Playing Catch-up

Okay I am starting this blog on Day 2 of the book.  So far I have 2304 words.
My One-Liner is: Love and betrayal in another world.

Basically it is two people who meet on a journey to colonize another planet and begin to develop a relationship, however when they reach the new planet they find it is inhabited by mythological creatures.  This poses a problem for the couple because the man finds himself attracted to a wild elf. 

Day two week one

I am Theresa Jean Williams and this is my writing journey.  I have been working on this story for three years and it just never seems good enough.  I am supposed to be writing this book as outlined in  Book in a Month: the fool-proof system for writing a novel in 30 days.  By Victoria Lynn Schmidt.

This is day two, however I will admit I am cheating I little and just picking up where I left off in November.

So I have 1,347 words already.  Anyway gotta get to work.