Congratulations to Shari who is the winner of a $5 gift card this week. Let me know if you want it for Starbucks or Amazon!
I’m going to put the word count marathon on hold until I’m writing again. I expect to be digging into some fantasy stories in a couple of weeks. I’m way behind, so I’ll need to turn in the big numbers.
I got the pictures for chapter two of my nail book done. Hooray! It has more than chapter one. I have five more chapters to go, so I’ll see how it falls out before I start shifting things around.
I’ll still be checking into the blog this week. I have an assignment for my graphics design class I might post here for fun. Please feel free to chime in with how your writing week is going any time!
I’ll leave you with two pictures I put together for a bit of fun. The background is one of Julie’s Photo Flare pictures.
So how did your week wrap up?
More photo editing for me. Yesterday I redid the first chapter without text. Today I worked on the second chapter. Still no voice for the book, which is distressing. Maybe after I get the layout down the words will come.
I saw exciting news today that I wanted to pass on. Some of you may recall that I have a short story in the anthology A Kepler’s Dozen. The editors are doing a new collection!
If you want to read more about it, check out David Lee Summers Blog. I’m going to try to put romance aside enough to get one submission in, but it’ll be tough. I hope you guys submit too!
Here’s a clip to whet your interest:
Three years later, the number of planets has literally exploded and we find ourselves looking at a proverbial wild west. So, we want to continue exploring what Kepler’s worlds might be like by telling stories of the rugged men and women who either might explore those worlds, or might come exploring Earth from those worlds. The anthology is tentatively titled Kepler’s Cowboys and you can click here for the detailed guidelines. Submissions will open on June 15, 2016 and we’ll remain open until we’ve filled the anthology.
Tomorrow I’ll draw a name from the commentors this week to give away a $5 gift card to Amazon or Starbucks. Post your progress today for a chance to win. Whatever it is you’re working on. Like me you may not have a word count, but I’d love to hear about your project.
I think I need a drink
I had a graphic design class today that had enough information in it for two or three classes. I worked on the first chapter of my Nail book and cleaned up the voice of the manicurist as well as the pictures. Both still need a lot of work.
I’m hoping to get a couple of chapters done tomorrow, at least for the text. I’m getting faster at changing the pictures, but it’s still slow. The graphic design teacher said his hand was in the permanent shape of a computer mouse–now I know why.
So I’m gonna make myself something tastey, maybe with Hypnotic. I hope you had a busy day! See you tomorrow!
Maybe I should be calling this the chapter marathon instead. I got a mock up of the first section of my nail art book done and it looks horrible! Plus, it’s a huge file and it’s only one section.
The text I wrote for it was minimal, maybe 300 words, but it’s definitely a good exercise. I’m trying to give the manicurist a definitive voice. I don’t know if I’m succeeding, but I think I get closer every time I change a sentence to something different.
I’m learning a ton about photo editing as I mentioned in an earlier post. I have a class tomorrow. What I really need to know is what colors work best for different projects and what colors work well together.
Holly generously asked if she could donate the gift card back so we could giveaway another prize this week. What I decided to do was split it into three gift cards of $5. So Holly won a $5 gift card to Starbucks. Yay! I’ll pick a winner this week from all the names of people who post. Everyday you post in the comments section, you get another paper in the drawing. Invite your friends in your crit groups. I’d love to see more people here!
Flash back to a sandwich I made a few years ago. I should make that this week!
I wrote like two sentences today for a book. I’m updating the episodes at the vendors now that I have the serial near completion and a new cover. I’m also taking a couple of courses for graphic design and digital marketing.
BUT I have to make headway on the book tomorrow. I’m going to have to post the next scene for the serial and then work on the book the rest of the day.
How did you guys do? I hope you got more writing done than I did!
I spent the day making a cover, and I’m super proud of it. Today I learned how to make a flaming letter on GIMP:
I’m so excited! And I’ve learned how to rotate text and create bigger letters than the rest and how to merge two images together. The new cover for the serial is Awesome. At least I think so. I’m hoping it attracts new customers.
But you guys probably want to know the winner. It’s Holly! Holly please LMK if you want the gift card to Barnes and Noble or Starbucks. Yay!
Thanks to everyone who participated! I’m doing a word count marathon again this week, but without the giveaway. Please come by!
Only 1500 for me today. I got episode 9 done and called it good for the day. Of course there’s still editing on it to be done, but I felt happy I got the hard part completed. Tomorrow I have limited time, but I want to try to start the second book I had hoped to do this week also. I guess I was just slow because I was definitely putting the time in. I’m tired like I wrote a lot more words.
How did you guys do?
4000 words for me today and I can’t believe this episode isn’t done. I refuse to break it into two again. This has to be the last one. I need to rewrite one section and then add the last segment for the happily ever after. It’s going to come in at 16,000 words making it the longest episode yet.
I just hope it’s good. I know it’s better than what I wrote the first time through; I just don’t know if it’s the awesome ending needed to bring the story home. When it’s done, it looks like the whole serial will be about 120,000 words, making it the longest story I’ve written.
How did you guys do today? I hope it was a good one!
Only 2600 for me today. Funny how I thought I was done with the rough part of the story. That was completely wrong. I really need to make some strides tomorrow and get this episode done. But as usually, I’ve made what was supposed to be a simple story way too complicated.
How did you do today? I hope you got lots of work done!
My word count is moving up, but not hitting the high numbers yet. I did get through a difficult passage, so I’m hoping tomorrow that they keep climbing. I wrote 2800 words today. At least it’s heading the right direction now. I’m writing more as originally planned.
How are you guys doing? Writing away I hope!
Here’s a picture for inspiration: