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What I Want In A Heroine

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So it’s Villain Month, and I should technically be thinking about my villain.  And I am–both of them.  The ruthless CEO against whom Rowan will be testifying and also the stalker she encounters in her new location.  In preparation I’m reading John Douglas’s Obsession to get myself more in that mindset.  But what I find […]

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Daily Progress Report

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It was another plotting day. I made it through another 8 scenes–a whole lot of development of early relationship stuff, several scenes in my hero’s head. That puts me at 21 scenes mapped out in a fair amount of detail–above and beyond what I normally do. Got through the first kiss, and set up for […]

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Daily Progress Report

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Well I didn’t get actual words written, but I did get a great deal of plotting done.  I’m working on plotting out specifics of each scene and I’ve gone from the beginning, the backstory, the start of Rowan’s new life in WITSEC, the couple of months she works the shit job, the start of the […]

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Weekend Writing Forecast

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I wrote nothing yesterday.  That wasn’t the plan, but I had that weak my-body-is-trying-to-fight-something-off-and-I-need-to-sleep feeling going on.  So I actually took off work early and slept for four hours yesterday afternoon and still hit the hay by 11.  Was up about 7:40 with the dogs, had tea, walked (God, it’s hot!).  I did actually have […]

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Daily Progress Report

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Without A Past: 1118 Daily Goal: Met And we’re off! Well it wasn’t shabby for first day out in ages. There a section that I need to expand and write as a flashback to make more of an impact, but I’m pretty pleased. I got through my opening scene and figured out a few of […]

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Back In The Saddle Again…

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It’s been almost 2 months since I’ve really written anything.  I did some decent work on TD after we returned from our fabulous Colorado vacation, but then Angel died and everything went to hell.  As I have documented in earlier posts (1, 2, 3), I have been working on a new WIP, tentatively titled Without […]

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Is There A Patch To Help Quit Pantsing?

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I’ve been working a great deal on plot for Without A Past this week.  After a lengthy brainstorming session with Pot last night, I think I’ve got the first third of the story plotted out.  Historically, that would have been plenty for me to be off and running–because for me, the first third of any […]

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The Lengths of Research

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Being a scientist, I am professionally trained to research.  If it’s an academic question, I can troll the stacks with the best of them and (more often) find exactly what I want through various means online (a trait which makes me invaluable to my boss who has no such skill).  But researching for a novel […]

Books

Out With A Whimper

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Well the 3rd round of the 70 Days of Sweat is over.  I don’t even know were I stand on final words for the challenge.  Maybe somewhere between 30k-40k?  It’s been so long since I’ve really written–first because of our vacation, then my big hiatus to try and figure out a setup that would work […]