This month I joined the Savvy Authors’ Boot Camp with the goal of getting a push on two stories. One manuscript was partially done, and the other was nothing but a twinkle in my eye. Today I hit 57K words, all written since 1 April, and I’m so close to the end of the twinkly eye manuscript I can taste it. I’m thrilled with my progress, especially since I had little idea where my story might go.
I’m not a plotter, but if I think about my story whenever I’m not at my laptop, I usually come up with something for the following scenes and don’t spend time scratching my head, wondering what to write.
I’ve taken part in several writing sprints, which seem to really work for me. I’m thinking I need to make sprints a regular part of my writing routine since a timed sprint brings out the competitor in me. My hands fly across the keyboard. Heck, I become a writing machine. It’s a beautiful thing!
If anyone is interested in joining me in writing sprints, please shout out. I’m open to sprints on Twitter, at the Savvy Authors’ Water cooler or via this new Facebook Group that has just been set up for like-minded writers who enjoy sprints.
Whenever I have a chance, I’ll head to a coffee shop to write. This works well because I can’t move. Puppy can’t distract me by trying to squeeze onto my chair for a cuddle. She can’t throw her toy at me as an enticement to play. When I’m at home she does both these things. She’s got it down to a fine art. Her imploring brown eyes get me every time!
On the holiday front, I’m getting very excited about our European cruise. Even though it’s five months away, we’re currently planning what we will see at each port. I’m really looking forward to revisiting Italy. Florence, Pisa, Rome, Lucca and Venice are all on the itinerary. This time we’re going to get to Pompeii as well, a place I’ve always wanted to visit. I predict more than one photo of David will find its way to my blog on my return.
Meantime, it’s back to writing for me. Boot Camp continues for another seven days, and I’m determined to finish one manuscript and add at least 10K to the other one. Wish me luck!
What are you up to this week? Are you looking forward to anything coming a bit later in the year?