Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Butterfly mind... (and Day 28 of the rather unsuccessful writing challege)

OK, maybe butterfly mind is too flattering a description. Maybe a more accurate one would be: concentration span somewhere between that of a gnat and a goldfish.
That's not to say I haven't been working on the YA idea. I have. I've passed 20,000 words now, but more importantly, I've fleshed out how it could work over more than one book. But with no deadline beyond my self-imposed one, my gnatfish brain has been looking for other sources of stimulation (it always happens at 20,000 words). And I have found it in the form of a NEW blog:
where I am reviewing books, well, from the point of view of a writer: what I have learned about style, structure and storytelling (and other things not beginning with S) from reading the best-sellers.
I'd love to see you over there: there are already reviews for The Return, What a Carve Up! AND How NOT to Write a Novel. I am also welcoming guest posts so if you've learned a lot from a novel or non-fiction book, leave a comment and I will send you the info about contributing.
I suppose I ought to get round to doing some paid for writing at some point soon, eh?

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Day um...is it 13 of the crazy writing challenge?

I know, I know, I went quiet again. I had proofs to go through on The Secret Shopper Unwrapped which took longer than expected, and then copy edits on my rewrites of my first novel, Old School Ties.

I've just finished both which is a huge relief and that means I can devote the rest of August to my Experiment (well, and to sunbathing and getting my fat writer's bum to the gym). Clearly I was a bit deranged believing that I could write an entire novel in two weeks, but hey, a girl's gotta be ambitious...