Monday, July 23, 2012

Writing Marathon

Once again we're between interviews for the Blog Ring of Power, so you'll have to wait until next week to hear from Denise Verrico. Technically, her series of mini-interviews will start on Wednesday at Terri's blog if you can't wait until next Monday.

 My family gave me a wonderful gift yesterday: a writing day! Normally, it's hard for me to get much writing time on the weekends since I have to catch up on housework and keep my five-year-old son entertained. However, yesterday my husband took our son to the local Railway Museum. While they spent all day riding diesels and taking pictures (my son borrowed my camera and took the pictures posted here), I got to revise Twinned Universes.It's hard to say exactly how much I got done, since I was just tweaking in some spots and writing new material in others. However, since I skipped over some scenes, I probably advanced about one hundred pages in the novel. Ideally, I'd like to finish this pass before Labor Day weekend so I can send this off to my editor for line edits.

How long is your typical writing session? If you get a day to focus on writing, are you productive, or do you do other things instead?

3 comments:

Catherine Stine said...

Good for you! Summer is always tough. I have my sons around, and extended family, and I've taught and traveled in June/July too. I'm hoping to get more done in August.
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Briane P said...

I write every morning -- from about 6:30 to 7:00, with a bit of a longer time on Saturdays. Mostly, these days, it's just blogging. I never take a whole day just to write. That would make it too much like a job, plus then I wouldn't get to play "Hot Wheels" with Mr Bunches. (He always wins, but that's because he cheats.)

(I let him cheat because it's more fun when he wins.)

Sandra Almazan said...

Catherine, good luck with your plans for August!

Briane, a regular writing schedule definitely helps to get yourself primed for blogging. It is difficult as a parent to find a good balance between writing and parenting. Good thing my son gave me permission to write on Sunday. ;) Sometimes he likes to go write at the library too.

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