Archive for the ‘Writing Steampunk’ Category

Writing challenge: 50 min a day!


02 Dec


I just completed week 5 of my writing challenge #2 (which means I have now been working on my manuscript solid straight for 12 weeks) and have been working for 50 minutes every day last week except Saturday. I’m amazed at how much can be done in 50 minutes a day. I am now on scene 71 of my work in progress and plan to have the whole thing done before Dec 21 when I fly out to Scotland for my christmas holidays.

I’m pretty excited to be so close to a 350 pages (90K words) readable manuscript. Then will come the final polish and submission.

Next week, I’m increasing my writing time to 55 minutes (30 in the morning and 25 at night) and hope this will see me through the finish.

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

p.s. readers who may wish to comment can do so on my Facebook page or on Twitter. My life needs a little simplifying right now :)

Location:Seattle

Evening writing through lack of support


07 Nov


So far so good and I’m going strong with the evening writing challenge (week 2 – day 4). Evening is the hardest time for me because not only am I really tired at the end of the day but also because my family is not very supportive of my writing. So I have to force myself to ignore that little fact and just do it.

With the habit method (increasing my writing time a little every week) I’m hoping that not only will I grow into this habit but also that my family will slowly just get used to the idea that I take 30 minutes every evening to work on my novel.

A win all around.

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

p.s. readers who may wish to comment can do so on my Facebook page or on Twitter. My life needs a little simplifying right now :)

Location:Seattle

What’s your writing music?


26 Mar


Do you listen to any particular music when you write?

These days I don’t. It’s just the wonderful sound of silence for me right now.

But I usually have some sort of playlist when I write. For my steampunk novel I listened to a lot of Abney Park, naturally. But also to the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks.

These days however, since I have a teen boy into Skrillex, I ended up having the song Get Up on my iPhone. How can I not love that. It’s Skrillex featuring Korn (kids favorite mixed with mom’s favorite) and the song for the movie SuckerPunch.

Perfect song to get me into the steampunk mood, don’t you think?

What’s your writing song?

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox?

Location:Seattle

Steampunk link of the month: word-building for writers


16 Mar


Hi everyone,

Today I am at my steampunk group blog Steamed! sharing my favorite link on word-building for fantasy writers.

Do visit if you are interested :)

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

Location:Seattle

Steampunk Visual Writing Prompt


02 Mar


Hi there :)
I’m at the steampunk blog Steamed today with a cool visual writing prompt!

Check it out!

STAY AWESOME,
M-C xoxox

Location:Seattle

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