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More Good News To Spread, Challenges, Taglines and Nationals

First things first – good news is all around!

Fellow Mid-Willamette Valley RWA chapter member (and past Prez) Paty Jager won an Eppie on Saturday at the EPICon conference, which honors the best in electronic publishing!!! Head on over to Paty’s blog to read more about her win and to congratulate her.

We’re starting up a new challenge over at our chapter blog. If you need some motivation to get busy, head on over and join in the fun. Everyone’s setting their own goals and we have check-ins on Saturdays.

I’m still looking for a new tagline. Remember it … Read more »


I guess I should start this by reassuring Lexi I haven’t fallen off the challenge bandwagon. While I haven’t been writing consistently every day (I’ve been sheepish the past two weeks as I transitioned into a new proposal and found myself floundering), I am very much still a part of the 100-Day challenge and even posted an update (renewed challenge?) at my chapter blog on Friday. As of last check (Friday), I was on day 40 and had written 49,000 words. So I’m nearly halfway to my 100K word goal with 60 days to go. Not bad. How are the … Read more »

My Head Hurts (And Challenge Update)

Just got home from my RWA chapter meeting. The meeting was great – we had a fab presentation on PR from Lisa Pulliam – but now my head hurts. Gosh, you know, there’s just so much stuff that goes into this whole writing career outside writing the damn book. I’ve played ostrich much of the time, sticking my head in the sand and focusing on writing. But I know I won’t be able to do that forever.


On to more controllable things (at least for me):

100-Day Challenge Update.

The Book From Hades is officially gone and is now … Read more »


Not gone. Just editing. I’m working hard to try to get this thing out the door by Friday. Because of that, I’ve taken a mini-break on the 1000 words per day thing, only because I’m writing/editing that much and more and really, sending this puppy away is more important.

How’s everyone else doing on their challenge? And what’s new with you?… Read more »

Oh. My. God.

It’s done! It’s done! The WIP from Hades is finally done!!!!

2309 words today including the two most important words: THE END. Man, that feels good.

Of course, now I have to go back and read it a few times to clean up any left over threads, so it’s not totally done. But that I can handle. Especially since the edits should be pretty easy as I’ve been editing as I go.

My goal is to get it polished up and out the door to my agent by the end of next week. And as I’m doing that, I’m going … Read more »


Climax = done.

Word count for the day = 3542 words/18 pgs.

I’m wiped. Going to bed to think about the resolution. (This is the fun, totally sappy, my-hero-is-a p*ssy-whipped-Nancy part, and I love it.)

Fun, fun, fun.

How’d you fare today?… Read more »


I’m so close I can taste the sweetness of The End.

Word Count Update – been hitting my 1000 words consistently, though not going over by much. Can’t quite remember when I updated last. Monday? Assuming that, let’s see, my totals for this week so far are:

Tuesday: 1419 words/8 pgs
Wednesday: 1058 words/5 pgs

Four scenes left. Four frickin‘ scenes. I had the whole thing worked out in my head. The two climax scenes, the two resolutions scenes. Done. Finished. Stick a fork in me. And then…

Lying in bed last night I realized there is a … Read more »

Happy Days & Word Count Update

School starts back up tomorrow. Woohooo! (Can you tell I’m excited???) Actually, school for the 3rd grader starts tomorrow, my Kindergartner won’t start until next Monday (what’s up with that????? I swear schools in OR start later than everyone else in the frickin’ universe.) But what has me really excited is the fact Gremlin #2 got afternoon K, which means….since Gremlin #3 takes an afternoon nap, I’ll have 2.5 WHOLE hours of peace in my house where I can write and edit without constant interruptions. Man, I won’t know what to do with myself!

Speaking of writing, those of you … Read more »

Two Things

One –

Writing when the words are not flowing is pure torture. Complete Hell. Like peeling the skin off your bones one agonizing millimeter at a time.

Two –

Forcing yourself to write when the words are not flowing and meeting your 1000-word goal even though you had to open a vein to do so is the best feeling in the world. Almost as good as typing T-h-e E-n-d.

Okay, I lied. More than two…

Three –

I’ve discovered the bathtub is where my muse lives. After the bloodletting I took a hot bath, locked the door and thought. … Read more »

Recap & Word Count Update

The game last night was a blast. I love football in the fall – esp. September games (or late Aug) when the weather is superb. And it didn’t hurt the Beavs won. 😉 The newest phase of the Reser Stadium renovation is awesome. And the new scoreboard was phenomenal. DH got me a new vest too at the fan shop, and I wish I could post a pic. It’s so cool! Reversible – black on one side, orange on the other, puffy, absolutely perfect for the fall with a long-sleeved shirt underneath. I love it!

Okay, on to the word … Read more »