Wannabe Writers is the brain child of Sarah at Confessions of the Un-published and is a writing group for the un-published and anyone is welcome to join. It's a place where future authors can ask questions, share stories, and get feedback. Click (here) to find more about how it works.
Where I am in the Writing Process: Still working on the first draft of Eyes in the Ashes. I have to type up 15 pages I wrote previously before taking a break and then will continue the story. Sarah is doing a 50k in 50 days starting July 12th and running through August 31st. This time I'm going to concentrate on finishing the story during that period of time. I went back and took a look at my first two WIP's and they need lots of work. Lots. And I have an idea for the Notes from Underground contest by Literary Labs so will be working on it as well.
My current problem: Summertime. Procrastination. The internet. I happen to come across this old article on the internet: Is google making us stupid. Read it, then come back. It's rather long but well worth the read.
Done and you remembered to come back. Welcome back! Then it was also mentioned in my current Bookmarks Magazine in the letter from the editor. God or coincidence. When something like that happens, it catches my attention. I've noticed my attention span seems to be getting short and splintered. get distracted easily on the internet, hopping from site to site and before you know it, I forgot what my original intention was in the first place. So, once again going to try and limit my time. Less surfing = more writing. Yesterday Elana had a wonderful post (when has she ever had a dud post - never) about writing and she asked us to pinky swear we would work on our WIP's and write this weekend. I pinky swore I'd write an hour of day. How about you?
Sarah's question of the week: Do you carry a writing journal around? Do you believe jotting down the ideas as they come is the best way? I mean if I don't get it all out now will it be lost forever?
I haven't been and it would probably be a good idea. My memory isn't as good as it used to be and I'll think of a wonderful idea and then end up racking my brain later trying to think of it. Then I end up going through the alphabet. You know, the old mnemonic device that helps you remember. Works most of the time. I really need to start carrying around a notebook....