Writers Quote Wednesday – My HP Homage of Writing My Novel.

Just keep writing was the starter inspiration for this week.  It’s been a tough, really tough week for me.  The writing hasn’t been as smooth or consistent due to the day job and other issues.  However I love to write, it’s a departure and freedom like none other.  Therefore, here is my quote and a little Harry Potter homage of my writing my novel – Enjoy!

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So you have this idea for a story, it’s brilliant shiney and new… 

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and you start your story and you feel on top of the world! Until…

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 the rubber meets the road.  It gets tough, there are out side doubters – your inner critic; you’ve got to push through.  This is a time commitment.  You’ve got to stand your ground. 

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Violence is not the answer, it’s that internal struggle, although I love Hermione’s right hook here!  You just gotta knock out the word count and plot through it all. (I hired a writing coach, I’m accountable now!)

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You’ve got to focus on why your doing this.

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Find that inner strength.

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Get back to the story, that original idea, develop it further and carry it through.  It’s going to evolve and you will too in the process.

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It’s a messy journey but keep going.  I’m in the messy part myself right now and the finish line is within reach.

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The end has got to feel great right? Freedom.  That’s what I’m looking forward to…

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…then the 1st edit

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But, that’s for another day to dread.  At least I’ll have that 1st draft!

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The Writer’s Quote Wednesday is organised by Colleen from Silver Threading, it is a weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes that inspire them. Go check it out and join in the fun.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Courage

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This week, I’m sharing a quote from one of my favorite movies, Practical Magic.  This quote I chose this week, is one makes me think about how fearful it is to walk your own path, when in most cases you’re trying to fit in.  As the school year starts and as adults out of school, be open that ‘normal’ isn’t bad and neither is ‘different’ – courage is to walk your path.

What courageous brave activity are you taking on this week? Let me know in the comments below, love hearing from you. If you enjoyed the quote, simply hit the like button.

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The Writer’s Quote Wednesday is organised by Colleen from Silver Threading, it is a weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes that inspire them. Go check it out and join in the fun.

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Writing your novel this summer? Here are 6 no-fail tips for self-publishers

Great tips for those, like myself, who are writing this summer with the intent of self-publishing.

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By BlueInk Review

As summer kicks into full gear, many are taking the time to write that novel or memoir they’ve been planning to get to for years. If you’re aiming to self-publish, it’s important to put your best foot forward.

At BlueInk Review we’ve written professional reviews of thousands of indie books and talked to countless authors. And we’ve seen too many of those authors make the same mistakes. It’s time to put down the umbrella drink, buckle down and focus on the frequently overlooked essentials.

In the coming months, resolve to:

Hyre a kopee editer to currect your spilling, gremmer and punctchatiaon.

Have some trouble reading that? Let us recap in better English: Hire a copy editor to correct my spelling, grammar and punctuation.

You might laugh, but this is the kind of spelling we come across far too often. If you ignore all the other resolutions, we…

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June – Write a Page a Day Challenge

I came across and interesting challenge, in which you write a page a day for the month of June. Sounds a little crazy, right? So I said heck yea, I’m in!

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Nothing to verbose in the details mind you, on the ‘how to’s’ of one page a day. Doesn’t mean you have to stop at one page, but at a minimum you’re putting in the effort of at least a page. Now, if your one of those types that need a bit of direction as to what one page equals here you go:

One page will equal the US standard of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper or computer screen, double spaced and typed is equal to about 500 words. Granted depending on word use and font selected it could be less or a few more.

How I will go about this challenge isn’t some long winded novel exercise, that will stress me out. I will tackle a few blogs, poetry, and short stories. Write some non-fiction along the way as well. My only rule, it’s not for my day job it’s got to be outside of it (i.e., non-fiction catergory).

What will I get out of it? Besides pure joy that I did it. The plan is a compilation of short stories to either further develop or tune up for ePublication. I have this idea a few shorts on a particular topic would be fun since I’ve been reading those lately. Also, I’m getting in the habit of more writing versus weekend flights of fancy. The day job has been a killer on my time lately along with other priorities of life.

So are you crazy enough to join me? What would you want to accomplish a page a day?