Hatrack River
Home   |   About Orson Scott Card   |   News & Reviews   |   OSC Library   |   Forums   |   Contact   |   Links
Research Area   |   Writing Lessons   |   Writers Workshops   |   OSC at SVU   |   Calendar   |   Store
E-mail this page
Hatrack River Writers Workshop Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Writers Workshop » Forums » Open Discussions About Writing » Did You Write - October 1, 2012

   
Author Topic: Did You Write - October 1, 2012
Heresy
Member
Member # 1629

 - posted      Profile for Heresy   Email Heresy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's that time of the week again, time for the kick in the pants. The idea is that having somewhere to report progress will spur you on to make some. So I'm posing the question to all of us here. Did you write this week? As we have been reminded in the past, writing for the purposes of this thread can mean just about anything you want. You did some editing? Report it here. Outlining, pre-writing or any other kind of prep work? Sure, that counts too. And, of course, writing new work always counts.

I've been steadily working my way through the first round of editing for All Stitched Up. I'm done 9 of 32 chapters. Nothing major wrong, which always makes me nervous, but minor changes and paragraph rewrites have been done. I'm getting there.

I've made a ton of notes on my next project, Spire of Time, to the point where I'm starting to think about plot for the first novel. This one's going to be interesting, and I'm looking forward to it. Notes on other ideas as well, to a lesser extent. Also, I figured out that I'll be going back to the world I've been writing in for the last few months, and that story is a little intoxicating, in a good way.

Also, some blog posts, and editing a friend's manuscript.

How about you? Did you write?

-Julie

Posts: 293 | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Meredith
Member
Member # 8368

 - posted      Profile for Meredith   Email Meredith         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, I did.

I finished the revision of MAGE STORM. Now, it's wait for feedback. [Smile]

Also outlined what maybe my next project and started revisions on BLOOD IS THICKER.

And part of a critique and two blog posts.

Posts: 3939 | Registered: Dec 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rstegman
Member
Member # 3233

 - posted      Profile for rstegman   Email rstegman         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I WROTE!!!!!

I finally moved into my own place on Thursday and got to writing now that I have a usable keyboard.
I started writing the story I had thought about for the past couple months and got 1980 words down. NICE!!!!

I have not written any story ideas so far. No time and not a lot of interest, don't have many to post other than my old compost pile.

Posts: 959 | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
AWSullivan
Member
Member # 8059

 - posted      Profile for AWSullivan   Email AWSullivan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Finished up my latest story and got it out the door. Began revising a story I started two years ago that I've committed myself to finishing.
Posts: 374 | Registered: Jun 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
History
Member
Member # 9213

 - posted      Profile for History   Email History         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I usually do not contribute to (or even read) these threads because of my own frustration of how slow I write at present between work, family, and procrastination.

However, my goal is to complete the first drafts of three stories (WIP's) by the end of the year. Last evening the method to end story 1 slipped into place. I knew the ending, but the correct psychological shift in order for my protagonist to reach it had eluded me for weeks while I continued to write up to the climax. I estimate the first draft will, yet again, be over 12K, in unsaleable word count range, and also too long and sexual for WOTF*. >sigh<

I'm also critiquing the esteemed Matt Leo's novel The Quest for Norumbega since he asks so nicely and wanted a Yiddishe kopf perspectivie. As usual, I am duly impressed.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob

*i.e. any depiction/intimation of human sexual activity.

Posts: 1419 | Registered: Aug 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Robert Nowall
Member
Member # 2764

 - posted      Profile for Robert Nowall   Email Robert Nowall         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wrote five hundred words on Saturday, which was an ordeal...nothing, not even today.

Today's the unofficial beginning of a three week vacation from work-that-pays, a vacation-without-going-anywhere...I hope to do better at writing (among other things), but, somewhat to my surprise, today was hellaciously busy...

Posts: 8282 | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tiergan
Member
Member # 7852

 - posted      Profile for Tiergan   Email Tiergan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wrote, edited, submitted. Plugging away.
Posts: 1130 | Registered: Mar 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rcmann
Member
Member # 9757

 - posted      Profile for rcmann   Email rcmann         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Putting together a file for Smashwords and Amazon. Three stories with additions and re-writes.
Posts: 884 | Registered: Feb 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Grumpy old guy
Member
Member # 9922

 - posted      Profile for Grumpy old guy   Email Grumpy old guy         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, yes, I did. Roughly 2000 words depicting an assault on a castle's walls, and its bloody repulse (from a character's POV). Also finished critiquing a 114k word novel and started on another. Might not be so good this week, work keeps intruding.

Phil

Posts: 683 | Registered: Sep 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
BoldWriter
Member
Member # 9899

 - posted      Profile for BoldWriter   Email BoldWriter         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I managed to finish the first draft of Venus Falling, my first real shot at an actual science fiction story. I think the ending is weak, but at least it has one. I got to utilize some pretty cool ideas I've been bouncing around, so it's worth it.

Hopefully I'll get some crits and it'll be ready for market in a few weeks.

Posts: 31 | Registered: Jul 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Robert Nowall
Member
Member # 2764

 - posted      Profile for Robert Nowall   Email Robert Nowall         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Further mention of my writing problems...sometimes I'll write something, and it'll come flowing out of me so fast I find it hard to stop at just five hundred words. I know exactly where I'm going with the story, I know what the characters will do. Sometimes I let it flow out and finish it all in one gulp. It's a great feeling when that happens with a story.

This current story is not one of those. It's an ordeal to get out even as much as five hundred words. I don't know where my characters are coming from or where they're going---I started with some ideas, but they're not falling into place the way I expected. I plan to try to finish it, but don't know whether I will be able to---or, for that matter, whether working on something else would be any better.

I have got one older story to revise---in fact, all it was waiting on was for me to write up some original song lyrics. During this three-week "stay-cation," I'll probably pull that one out of the files and work on it, too...

Posts: 8282 | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Owasm
Member
Member # 8501

 - posted      Profile for Owasm   Email Owasm         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Worked on proofing two novels for printing on CreateSpace and made corrections. Wrote a bit on my Brull novel.
Posts: 1596 | Registered: Feb 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
babygears81
Member
Member # 9745

 - posted      Profile for babygears81   Email babygears81         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wrote. I am so close to the end of my novel now that I'm having trouble with patience. I'm having to force myself to slow down and tell the story, even though I just want to hurry up and write 'The End.' I also entered the first short I've ever written, to the first contest I have ever entered. We'll see how that goes. [Smile]
Posts: 118 | Registered: Jan 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
phule1970
Member
Member # 9944

 - posted      Profile for phule1970   Email phule1970         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Started a new story last week and have written about 6000 words. There are some big gaps in the story so it will some rework.
Posts: 13 | Registered: Sep 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2