Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Friday!

We have an awesome start for The Pledge. I can't wait to see how far we can all go in 2010. Mia requested that we have a badge to display on our blogs and I think this is a wonderful idea so I'll get to work on one this weekend and post it on Monday.

Also Corra asked about scheduling Twitter posts. I use HootSuite. If you'd like to learn more about Twitter for writers, please check out Inky Girl's Twitter Tips. I'm brand new with Twitter and am still trying to find my wings.

Most of my weekend will be spent working on homework. Currently I'm a junior at a local university studying humanities but I'm hoping to transfer soon so that I can major in creative writing. I'm going to bust through most of my school work right now so that I might have time to get to some fun writing this weekend.

I hope you are all adding each other to your favorite rss readers. I'm planning on getting caught up on all your bloggy-blogs today but it's all-the-more reason to comment here often and always link back to your own blog. I'm a sucker for links - I always click on them.

Yesterday I talked a bit about distractions and scheduling your time. Just the other day J. Kaye posted a similar topic and recommended a great book: The Marshall Plan Workbook. Further, if you have never read any of Evan Marshall's books I suggest you add them to your wish list. He has really helped my writing and I'm sure will do the same for yours.

So, lets keep it going. I'd love to hear more about your schedules. What's your plan for completing your first draft? What stage are you in currently? How often do you work on your current project(s)? Do you keep track of word count, time or both? What would you like to improve on? How do you plan to accomplish that?

Feel free to post your answers here or, better yet, create a post about it in your own blog - but don't forget to leave a comment here with a link to your post.


Corra McFeydon said...

Thanks for the Twitter answer!

You're doing inspiring things here! I love the team spirit! :)


from the desk of a writer

corra's writing room

Corra McFeydon said...

I just blogged about my writing schedule here.



from the desk of a writer

corra's writing room

Charity Bradford said...

I am currently trying to solidify a schedule. :) When I figure it out I'll post it. My goal is to have one by the end of the week.

As for where I'm at--full on revisions for my 85K manuscript. My last post was a long list of things I need to "fix" before taking the query plunge.

Thanks again for starting this pledge. I need someone to be accountable to. This story has been my "hobby" for seven years. I think it is time to finish and move to the next step. I also started a new story this month, it is in the outlining stage.

porcelaine said...

Cora's schedule is amazing!

I find myself needing one as well. The hours seem to fly by quickly and writing in the evening isn't a good idea. I've noticed my mind is much sharper in the morning.

Since you've already covered scheduling and distractions last week. I'm making a point to put my own in place in the coming days. Thanks for the inspiration!

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