Monday, March 19, 2012

No longer least for today.

Sorry guys...

I'm afraid to even look and see how long it's been since I last posted on here, Abbi had been fantastic with this as I juggled college classes and generally tried to keep my life on track. So, HUGE kudos to her!

Writing? I haven't been doing really well. The contest results for my short story will be coming in any time now, and so in between nail bitings and the general loss of hair, I've been rewriting and touching it up with some help from fellow writers. I joined an online writers group and they have been very helpful and insanely supportive. I have a lot of work to do on that story, and not much time since I've let a lot of other things in life hit rock bottom. I have ten pieces of music to memorize in one month, college applications to write and a jazz championship to win. AND a first draft to write for my novel.

But there are good things happening:

We finished my bedroom and all it needs is some texture and paint (working with purples!).
My first Writers Digest comes in the mail either late this month or early April.
And...I managed to run almost every day last week!

So my goals for the rest of the month?

Write the first chapter (or two) of my book.
Memorize my recital pieces.
Contact some editors for career info.
Run every day!

Also I have decided that after editing my short story, I will break taboo and post it on here. But I can't promise when that will be, but when I do I'll put a note here and you can find it on my "Shayla's Trilogy" page.

My spring break is this week, so I hope to find time to post again!

~Stoss Cue

P.S. I highly recommend that if you are a fiction/scify writer, that you read Orson Scott Card's "How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy" is brilliant!
P.P.S. My Writers Digest just came in the mail!!!! (6:03 PM)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Way Too Busy

Sorry for the lack of posting you guys! Shayla and I have been SO busy.
-Owner's Don't Knock

Writing Tips

-Learn the rules of good writing… then learn when and how to break them.
-Be a good reader first.
-Write the first draft spontaneously. Switch off your internal editor until it is time to review your first draft.