So apparently I offended some people yesterday. This really sucks because it was not my intention. I'm sorry. I can't say it won't happen again, but I'll try and do better next time.
That's the thing about blogging--the learning is harsh. I'm sure most of us have been there--posting something that is supposed to be honest and thoughtful but comes across differently from how it is intended. I appreciate the feedback and the notice that I might not have thought things through as much as I should have. But we all know those comments can be a little harsh. I'm still kinda reeling from that.
Anyway--post deleted. I'm sorry. I'm moving on. Won't you move on with me?
Favorite Post of the Week
I thought I might add this little section on Fridays. There is no rubric for how I'm figuring this out--just random enjoyment of a particular post.
This week, I loved Adam Heine's post Confessions of an Analytical Writer where he talks about how he comes up with his stories. I loved it because it is the complete opposite of how I write, and it is always nice to remember how many different ways there are to write a novel and that none of those ways are "wrong". I enjoy Adam's blog because he is intelligent and writes well reasoned, interesting blogs on a variety of topics (mostly writing). I also enjoy his blog because I am very different from him and it is fun to read posts that are either outside my experience (I am so not an analytical writer) or that have ideas/thoughts that I disagree with (in the nicest possible way--I never think Adam is wrong, I just occasionally see things differently).
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WiP Update / Critique Partner Celebrations!
Ah...going to hit my weekly word count goal for Gone today! I'm completely pantsing it--something I've never done before. And I feel really great about the voice/plot (probably because I haven't read it yet!). I never would have thought that pantsing could go so smoothly.
But alas, all that rough drafting it has me ignoring Protected. Poor, lonely WiP--I need to work on your edits.
My awesome critique partners are doing awesome things--as usual.
Marie is deep in edits for her Weather Dragon books--which is like this colossal series of eight books. I've only read the first two, but I'm excited to see more! And we've finally starts to nail down the corners of that novel we are co-writing. Turns out I get to be in the head of a guy again, which I'm excited about. I love writing the dudes.
Gina (who has a fabulous blog--check it out!) is so "there" with her WiP! I can't wait to see that one in print!
And Kathleen should be querying soon too. Her novel is adult (not ADULT--just not YA), which means it is like three times longer than anything I ever write. I can't imagine taming a beast like that!
So, yay CPers! I love it when you are doing awesome things!
Have a flirty Friday!