Category: CWC

Why I Hate Weather

Because it stops my critique group from meeting! Again! (This is the third–count it! 1-2-3!–time since December.) The whole reason all these blizzards are going on around the country has nothing at all to do with high or low fronts, jet streams, or whatever else might cause weather to go around. Nope. It’s all because…

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The Process, Again

Everyone’s process is different. Everyone’s process switches up too. The original set-up for the CWC (one of my awesome writers’ groups) was based on a writers’ group somewhere up in New England. I’d read about this group in Writer’s Digest and it sounded just intense enough for me and my buddies. The idea was that…

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The July Goal Piggy Back Post

Happy July, everyone. So Deb set up her goals and ten points to her! Now for my stuff: 1. rough out concept for 10 minute play competition in November2. two rough drafts of poems for poetry competition in November3. get two submissions for CWC ready–and this has suddenly become more like writing new stuff as…

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So, I hit this snag with a novel that I’m working on–namely ‘Critique Induced Block’. Apparently I don’t have a good reaction to a work-in-progress being critiqued while, well, in progress. I start second guessing what I do. And the reason I was doing it. In order to buy myself some time and get my…

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Curse you, Mary!

My plan was to take it easier for May. Because Mary was gonna do all the hard work and submit a full manuscript. But noooo! Now I’ve gotta do the pages that I wasn’t gonna hafta do. And I have to finish the round story, because I didn’t do the hard work I was supposed…

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Revision vacation…

…is going twice as long as I figured it would. Monday was my first day hitting the revision. First I took my pen and marked up the first four chapters, keeping my list of ‘overall’ notes close at hand. I marked the pages and then set to retyping the whole thing over again (that’s right,…

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What did I do?

Like an idiot, I asked if the CWC crew would be willing to do a ‘full novel’ read through–which involves handing in: 1. full draft of novel (like the name implies) 2. list of agents I am considering submitting to 3. rough draft of the synopsis that I would hand in to said agents 4.…

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