Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday Weekly

Quote of the day: "These are all great stories," I said, although we were not writing at all. Instead, slowly, we discovered how it felt to write freely in your own ancient language, to live in a country that had the right name, its correct old name.  From Barbara Fischkin's Exclusive

I've been flirting with the idea of organizing my blog posts in some weekly routine (If only you saw how obsessively I guard my routines and organize my purse in real life, this would make a lot of sense).

One thing I really want to include is a weekly update on my writing and resolutions. Since Wednesday and "weekly update" are both brought to you by the letter W, we have our first planned weekly post. Wednesday Weekly!

BODIE'S MEN WIP: 2,252 words. Bodie just graduated from Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. Her parents did not come to graduation, and she is surrounded by other newly-minted Marines with their proud families.

SHARDS OF GLASS WIP: 62,080 words. April, my lovable chronic liar, has just been informed by one of her professors that she faces a review board for academic dishonesty.

Since I am revising SHARDS OF GLASS as I re-write the ending, I also have a neat stack of about 50 or so index cards describing scenes. I'm trying a plotting method from Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell, which I will discuss in more detail 1) when I've finished my damn cards and b) when I have some idea as to this method's effectiveness. Speaking of which, I need to review this book, but I think it's going to take me until June to try all his recommended exercises (Seriously, the man suggests a 3-month self-education course in plotting that involves index cards. I am simultaneously intrigued, and lazy).

2010 Debut Author Challenge: Still 0/12

2010 100+ Books Challenge/50 Books Library Challenge:
All books so far courtesy of my wonderful public library.

Mm, I think that's it for now. If you think of anything else I should include, dear readers, I would like to know. If it doesn't involve incriminating myself or sharing my daily calorie count (that is not a Butterfinger bar next to my laptop, I have no idea what you are talking about), I'll be happy to share. 

I also plan to do a weekly roundup of what's interesting to me in the blogosphere, with neat articles and swell give-aways I've run across, so look for that later this week.

1 comment:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great idea! I love that you included your book challenge info. :-)