Sunday, August 28, 2011

ROW80 Check-In 8/28/11 and Journaling...Re-read

First of all, I would like to thank the lovely people who stopped by and commented last week.  It really meant a lot and was so encouraging.  =O)  I actually have some good news.  One of my ideas that I had originally decided to scrap has found new life again! My research has given me a clear direction and I may actually get words on paper this week, or at least work out some kind of plot structure.  A new beginning...yay! Also, I have started keeping up with my journaling again.  I'm going to tweak my goals a bit today.

Goals:

--Continue research and work on story structure for revamped idea.
--daily journaling (see today's entry below)
--reading books on the craft:  one hour daily 
--going to try to work on one, maybe two, short stories for a couple of contests I'm thinking of entering.



Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is:  Re-read--Write about a book you've read that you would like to read again.


I'm a fan of re-reading.  There are actually several books I have read more than once.  I was just talking to someone about Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches trilogy.  Great books, especially the first one.  I am thinking that I need to re-read them.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Journaling...Six Word Saturday

On The One-Minute Writer today it's Six Word Saturday.  Here's what C. Beth says about it:  Six Word Saturdays is a weekly series over at Call Me Cate's funny blog, Show My Face. We do Six Word Saturdays monthly(ish) at The One-Minute Writer, but feel free to participate on your own every week--click the button below for more info! Have fun!



I love reading all day long!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Journaling: Friday Fiction...Pepper

Today is Friday Fiction at The One-Minute Writer.  The prompt is Write a brief bit of fiction using the prompt "Pepper."  From C. Beth...Friday Fiction is your opportunity to write a short (short, short, short) story. Many participants use more than one minute for Friday Fiction prompts, and I open up the One-Minute Writing of the Day contest to entries of various lengths.


Pepper ducked into the alley and pressed her back against the brick wall.  Peering around the corner, she saw the dark figure still approaching.  Whoever it was, he had been following her for blocks.  "He's probably one of my previous customers," she thought, but she didn't feel very confident about that.  She began searching the alley for something she could use as a weapon.  Finding a liquor bottle with its end broke off, she picked it up and went back to the wall to await her stalker.  She heard the footsteps begin to slow as he approached the alley.  She was ready.  As the figure cleared the wall, she jumped out and jabbed up at him with all her strength.  The man made a choking sound and fell to the ground.  Pepper gasped in astonishment.  Lying there, the broken bottle sticking out of his throat, was her pimp, Johnny.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Journaling...Forgot


Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is:  Forgot--Write about something you forgot.


I forgot to turn the water off while filling up the tub.  Pretty soon there was water everywhere.  We had to row out in a canoe!


True or False?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ROW80 Check-In 8/24/11 and Journaling....Book/Movie

Quick update:  Nothing accomplished in the past week...no updates, only journaled once, did not work on novel, did not work on a short story.  How's that for honesty?  *Hangs head in shame*  Once again, I'm sticking with the same goals list.  Not a difficult list unless you're a time-wasting procrastinator like me.  Must keep asking myself, "Do you want this, or not?"  Answer:  yes.  Reply:  "Okay, then, get off sit on your ass and write, damn it!"

Goals:

--I'm going to do research, but I'm also going to start writing and research as I go.  I'm starting with a very small word count of 500 words per week.
--daily journaling (see today's entry below)
--I'm also going to work on one, maybe two, short stories for a couple of contests I'm going to enter.



Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is:  Book/Movie--Reflect on a book you've read and a movie that was based on it.


My favorite book , Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice--which I have read four times--was absolutely massacred by its film adaptation.  In my opinion, the best book of Rice's Vampire Chronicles because of its rich telling of the history and origin of her vampires, it did not deserve such a poorly written film.  Honestly, the only redeeming quality of the movie was the soundtrack and, perhaps, Stuart Townsend, who not too shabbily portrayed Lestat--the best vampire character of all time (again, in my opinion).


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Journaling...Surprise


Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is:  Surprise--What types of surprises do you like, or dislike?


I love surprises! I was the child who never snooped to find my Christmas presents because I liked being surprised.  I especially love the surprise gifts someone gives me that I totally didn't expect.  I just love the anticipation I feel.  It makes opening the gift all the more fun!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ROW80 Check-In 8/17/11 and Journaling...Special

I can't believe that it has been almost a whole month since I did a ROW80 update and wrote in my journal! As I stated previously, I hosted a week long read-a-thon and then I went on vacation.  I thought I would have time to at least to journal some while out of town, but sadly, it was not in the cards.  So, I'm back and the kids are back in school.  I'm hoping that I can start getting down to some serious business.  It's time to put the irons in the fire and keep them there.  I am doing a work-at-home gig right now too, but I think I can manage or I hope I can. ;O)

I'm going to keep my goals the same as my last update.  I should have taken a break from the challenge, knowing vacation is not feasible for writing unless it's an actual "writing" vacation.

Goals:

--I'm going to do research, but I'm also going to start writing and research as I go.  I'm starting with a very small word count of 500 words per week.
--daily journaling (see today's entry below)
--I'm also going to work on one, maybe two, short stories for a couple of contests I'm going to enter.



Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is:  Special--Write about a special object you like to use (for instance, a special coffee cup.) 


I am very picky about ink pens.  I must have blue pens with extra bold tips, which is a 1.6 or 1.7 mm tip.  I can never find them at local stores.  Last time I had an Amazon gift card, I found some BIC Cristal BLUE 1.6 mm tip pens.  The price may have been a little higher, but SO worth it.  They are awesome to write with!