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Weekly Writing Wrap-Up -Week 12


25 Mar


How was everyone’s writing this week? It looks like I was a little short on my writing goals this week.

In fact the stress level with the end of my grad school program is so high that I am losing counts of what day it is and what I am doing.

This week I may or may not have written (revised) 3-4 days and took one morning for interview questions for RTBookReview magazine.

But I do know that I did finished revising chapter 22 of the steampunk novel.

So small progress is better than none!

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

Location:Seattle

Weekly writing wrap-up – week 11


18 Mar


Hope you all had a better writing week than I had.

I definitely did NOT meet my goals of writing every morning this week. Let’s see… tons of excuses: Monday, I had to write a last minute 5 pages paper for my Adolescent Development class. Wednesday, the laptop kind of died so I only edited one paragraph and Thursday, Friday and Sunday, I was just a lazy slob!

That said I managed to finish 1/2 chapter on the steampunk novel by doing an extra long session on Saturday so not a complete waste of a week.

Next week, I plan to write everyday except for one day when I have to answer some interview questions for an article that may or may not be in RT Bookreview in a few months.

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

Location:Seattle

Weekly Writing Wrap-up – Week 10


11 Mar


So here we are, thinking about the writing accomplishments this week. How was your writing this week? I did pretty good with meeting my goals. I did work every morning on my revisions of the steampunk novel. I woke up a little earlier everyday and finished chapter 22, with a little work on chapter 23 this morning (Sunday).

Now I worries that with the time change today, I need to learn how to wake up all over again, starting bright and early tomorrow. But I am trying to just focus on writing one day at a time.

Hope you all met your goals this week. If you didn’t, that’s ok. No need to beat ourselves over it. We just need to get right back to it as soon as we can.

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

Location:Seattle

Weekly writing wrap-up – week 9


04 Mar


Did you meet your weekly writing goal this week?

Myself, sort of kind of. I wrote (revised) almost every morning except for Thursday. I’m not sure why but I had become really burnt out from school by then. Maybe I need to get myself to bed promptly early everyday. So I am up to chapter 21 of the steampunk novel in my revisions, one more chapter this week, pretty much past the half way mark.

I spent some time this week agonizing over ways to add to my writing time. I will try (the key word is try) to get in some longer morning sessions by getting up a little earlier each day, shooting for 4:30 am by the end of the week (I’m up at 5:00 am now). There is no way I can try to do anything at night these days, I’m too tired and there is too much chaos in my house, so earlier has to be the solution.

And soI am daydreaming of all the scenes I will polish in all that extra time and of how this novel will finally by submitted soon (right! we’ll see if that actually happens!)

Much love,
M-C xoxox

Location:Seattle

Weekly writing wrap-up – week 8


26 Feb


This week, I wrote (revised) 5 times, each sessions slowly getting a little longer than 30 min as I am trying to get up slightly earlier to get a little more done. One morning this week though, I just needed the break and the other, I was taking an early morning science test and I came back home so beat that the day was totally shut. So slowly but surely, I am now done with 20 chapters of the steampunk novel revisions (half way there now). I also spent one evening doing some more plotting for the sequel of the steampunk novel and I am really excited about some cool ideas I came up with for a new character.

STAY AWESOME,
M-C xoxox

Location:Seattle

Weekly writing wrap-up – week 7


19 Feb


I skipped two mornings of writing again this week. I am getting really burnt out from grad school (6 weeks left!) and the 12 hours day out of the house on Wed (night school) means that nothing is accomplished on Thursday since I have to leave the house at 7:30 (and take care of kids miscellaneous) — excuses, excuses! I am trying to stay positive though, 5 sessions are better than none and I am up to chapter 19 of the steampunk novel so far!

How much writing did you manage last week?

STAY AWESOME,
M-C xoxox

Weekly writing wrap-up – week 6


12 Feb


I again didn’t meet my goals of writing (edit) the steampunk novel every morning because I skipped 2 days, but I managed to double up in the week-end so I was not a complete loser!

STAY AWESOME,
M-C xoxox

Weekly writing wrap-up – week 5


05 Feb


I didn’t meet my goals this week. Instead of writing every morning, I wrote only 4 mornings and was sick with the flu the last 3 days of the week (still sick…). I did start to plot at night (missed the end of the week too) and am happy to have the backbone of a plot with a scene list for act 1, so I may start to write the story next week (although I am trying to figure out if I got sick because I am trying to do too much, or just because the flu was running around at school) Also no studying Jim Butcher and writing on the story bible because I actually forgot (!) – yeah that sick LOL

STAY AWESOME,
M-C xoxox

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up – Week 4


30 Jan

I did meet my goal again this week.  I wrote (edited) every morning before work and completed another two scenes of the steampunk novel SC (up to chapter 16 now). I also took time in the week-end to study dialog tags in one chapter of a Jim Butcher novel and completed the “spells” section in my story bible for SC.  
 
 
 

Weekly Writing Wrap-up – Week 3


23 Jan

 
 
Week 3: 
So glad I exceeded my goals this week. I edited the steampunk novel every morning as planned but because of the snow storm in Seattle (no school for 3 days!!!), I was able to edit a little more than usual and also do some pre-editing (typing hand-written manuscript) in the afternoons. On Saturday morning, I also started to study dialog tags in one of my favorite Jim Butcher novel and made it through two chapters of the book. I also started to work on my story bible for The steampunk novel on Sunday morning.  
 
I’ve been thinking that I am spending way too much time online on FB and also that my blog may be a waste of time (although I like it!), so I am trying to keep her online time to a minimum to focus on her most important goal of finishing the manuscript.  
 
 

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