Sunday, January 25, 2009

I have been working. Working so many hours in fact that by the time I get ready to shut off, I forget I haven't blogged. So this morning I'm starting with this.
I'm up to 84 pages, not a great amount as all I have so far is all my research, but today, this morning I'm going to do some writing, see how many pages I get done there before I jump back in to the research. I won't get but about three days in next week, but the week after I'm going to have to start getting up and at this computer by 8 at the latest.
It is snowing here. Last night, we got a good six inches. Eighteen inches short of what they said we were going to get. Thank goodness. It is supposed to snow more later today, again Monday and for a while on Tuesday.
Okay, enough of the weather. It's off to work. I have to admit, I am afraid of this book. It's so big, I don't know if I can hit my deadline. There's so much to write about, so much research to do and the way my life is. I think what I'm going to do is just see where I get by the end of March, then let my editor know if I need some more time. If it wasn't for all the research that needed to go into this for my writing, I'd be fine, but whew! Okay, deep breaths are in order. I tend to freak out..especially at the end of the day when I don't get as many pages done as I need to. Speaking of pages I better go and get on them.
Til Tomorrow, Keep Writing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I got a late start today because I woke up at 3 and didn't go back to sleep until 6. Then I slept until 9:30. Good grief. I should have got up and started on the book, but I fought it because I felt tired just couldn't sleep.
I did already send out about twenty press releases for the writer's organization I belong to, so I guess that counts for something, just not my page count.
Yesterday, I did get my ten pages in. I hope to do at least eight today. We'll see. I think I've almost got the outline completely fleshed out. Going to keep working on that today. See how far I get. So far it doesn't look good and I have one MEAN headache on top of everything. Blah! Okay, off to work.
Until Tomorrow, Keep Writing

Monday, January 19, 2009

I am up and at 'em today. I am determined to get 10 pages today and I'm doing that first. I have checked my email accounts and looked in on the art site, but am working on the book for the most part. I've got to start getting at least ten pages in per day if I'm going to get this thing finished. I have to admit, I am a little scared. It seems like the more I try to press and do, the more things I procrastinate about. I guess this is the life of a writer. It's amazing how good I feel when I reach my goal for the day and how badly I feel when I don't, even if I'm one page off. Deep breaths. That's what I've got to remember. Deep breaths and one page at a time.
Well, writing here isn't getting any pages done, so I'm off.
Til Tomorrow, Keep Writing~

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I completed eight pages yesterday. Down from my goal of ten, but at least I put something down on paper. Still working on the massive outline. Once I get that done I'm going to go back and start fleshing everything out. I still don't know about word count, page count or anything like that. I can't seem to get together with my editor. I'm just moving ahead. She sent me some books to look at, so I'm following their structures and going from there. Today, I'm going to work on Retirement, Education, and worship.
I got a late start, but I'm not getting up from here until I get my ten pages in. I'd like to do more as tomorrow will be a short day for me, but I'll see.
I've also got to get that article roughed. NO, I didn't get to it yesterday. I did cut and keep about 2100 words, so now I just have to write 400. I did the research yesterday for the intro, so today I've got to write the thing. It's due Tuesday, so it's crunch time.
More later. Til Then, Keep Writing~

Friday, January 16, 2009

Today is going to be a full working day. Yesterday, I went out of town, didn't get in until late. So the next few days are working days. I'm almost up to fifty pages just on an outline. Going to go through today and add more stuff, make more contacts, etc....
I also have to rough draft an article. Yikes!
The trucker book is up next.
Til Next Time~
Keep Writing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sorry. Sorry. I didn't post for two days. I intended to yesterday, but I worked up until my daughter came in from work and ws such a rush to get off, I forgot. I didn't work Saturday. I went to an oil painting. It was fun and fresh.
Yesterday, I edited an article and then worked on the book. Got eleven pages added. Not too shabby, but I know that was a good day. There will days when I only get half that many and some days when I don't get any because of obligations. I'm going to work on it the best I can and give her my progress come March.
Haven't started on the trucker book yet. Going to get these articles out of the way. Got to work on another one today and then rough one more. I'm going to send these other two and tell her the other one is coming and should be there the 20th. Gulp!
With that said, I better head out and get to writing.
Til Tomorrow, keep writing yourself.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Okay today another dud. I had to go back down the mountain, take the rental car back and get my car. I stopped by a few places, checked out some things. Did get me some new tennis shoes, which I needed badly. But now it's late again and still no writing done.
I did work on the articles yesterday as I sat and waited on my vehicle. Then last night when I got home, I worked on a few pages of the book. Absolutely nothing to brag about though.
Come Sunday I've got a lot to do.Good grief. Okay. Deep breaths. I can do this. I can.
Til Next Time, Keep Writing~

Thursday, January 08, 2009

This will be short as there isn't much to report. Good grief. This week has been horrible. Haven't gotten anything on the book done this week and the next two days, filled to the brim with car appointments, doctor appointments, etc.... Maybe Sunday I'll get something done. This week does not bode well. I'm getting very scared. I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm praying for a miracle. I'm going to need one.
Til Next Time.
Keep Writing~

Monday, January 05, 2009

As promised, today, I am starting a daily update of my blog concering my writing projects. Today was not a good day. I didn't get anything done and I mean NOTHING. Such a sad beginning. I hope and plan to do better tomorrow. Tonight I am going to sit down and work on my schedule and calendar. Tomorrow is a new day, so I'll start over tomorrow and work through the weekend.
One thing though. I did write in my journal. I plan to keep that up this year. Slipped at the end of last, so tomorrow.
Get to your writing projects too.
Until Tomorrow~