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Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I moved the writing stuff here.
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Friday, March 07, 2008

Treadmill Journal: Skip to Day Four

Wednesday: Breakthrough! Epiphany! Hallelujah! Rejoice! No, but really, as I was writing Ceredwyn's back story I had a revelation about her and her mother that will tie the whole story together. I love it when I find out new stuff about my own stories. That's the stuff that makes writing fun.

Yesterday: Nada. It was a busy, busy day, and then I went home and crashed.

Today: Nada some more. I'm using my free time to research podcasting and work on graphics for my Etsy shop.

This weekend: I have a short story about Ceredwyn in mind, and I think I'm going to go ahead and write it. I'll post it here if I do. Otherwise, I'll work on Michael's scene.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Treadmill Journal: Day Two

Working on: Hero Factor

Yesterday: 519 words of forward momentum on Michael's plot thread. Screwed around at picnik and made this:

Today: Get to know Ceredwyn so I can put her to work.

Tomorrow: Back to Michael's troll-dismembering scene.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Treadmill Journal: Day One

What I'm working on: The Hero Factor

Yesterday's progress: wrote 457 words, finishing out Sam/Claire scene (a day too late for the deadline at Our Eloquence, boo!).

Today's plan: Backtrack on outline to where I left off with Michael and start next scene in his plot thread. Do at least two 15 minute sprints (approx. 500 words total).

For tomorrow: Flesh out Ceredwyn's character. More sprints.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Treadmill Journaling introduced me recently to a new (at least to me) journaling concept: the treadmill journal. It's described thusly:
Unlike a typical journal, a treadmill journal is a single-purpose journal that records only a few scant piece of information per entry: the time and date, how much writing you plan to do that day, what specific thing you plan to work on, how it went, what you plan to work on tomorrow, and when and for how long you’ll work tomorrow.

I have, as I said, never heard of this, but it looks like a good idea and I'm willing to give it a try. So that's what I'll be using this space for, for the time being. We'll see how long it takes my enthusiasm for and/or attention to this idea to fizzle out and die. Now would be a good time to place your bets.

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