lady_yashka: (Jared Leto-Goofy)



*has 16 pages left to edit* *watches tv instead*
lady_yashka: (Mars: Kings and Queens)
It's December first, and Nano is over. :holds moment of silence:

So how did ya'll do?

I finished my book at 72,727. XD (Yes, that was deliberate.)

And now I shall put it away until January 2nd, when I will take it out, and bash the whole thing until it makes sense. \o/
lady_yashka: (SPN- Black and White Dapper Dean)
I have officially dropped this years Spn_J2_Bigbang. I've been more into my original work than fan fic, so it was the right choice to make.

April's Camp Nano is almost six days in, and I am so behind. It took me until about two days ago to figure out what new story to write. It's another middle grade novel and I'm aiming for 40K.

It doesn't help that I'm alternating between everything sucks, and this isn't half bad. The only story I'm on track with is A Boy Named Alice.

I did some more research last month and found that it needs around 15K added to it. Then I need to suck it up, and find a beta reader. My target is to have it finished by April 15th.

Now I need to step away from the internet and get back to work. I hope everyone is having a good weekend. ♥
lady_yashka: (fantasy author)
I found these links on Neil Gaiman's journal. The articles were inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing.

There's some very good advice in these list. There's also some advice which I don't agree with. For example, always using 'said' for dialogue. My preference is to use 'said' most of the time. If you always use other words besides 'said' I think it can hinder the flow of the story.

Ten Rules For Writing Fiction Part One


Ten Rules For Writing Fiction Part Two

And in the spirit of these articles, I thought I'd add my own highly suggestive rules.

My Highly Suggestive Writing Rules )

So, what are your rules?
lady_yashka: (fantasy author)
I found these links on Neil Gaiman's journal. The articles were inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing.

There's some very good advice in these list. There's also some advice which I don't agree with. For example, always using 'said' for dialogue. My preference is to use 'said' most of the time. If you always use other words besides 'said' I think it can hinder the flow of the story.

Ten Rules For Writing Fiction Part One


Ten Rules For Writing Fiction Part Two

And in the spirit of these articles, I thought I'd add my own highly suggestive rules.

My Highly Suggestive Writing Rules )

So, what are your rules?
lady_yashka: (Default)
Okay so I caved. ::kicks self pity::

THE ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME


Rules for the meme:

1. If you’re a writer, comment to this post with your username. ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME
2. Commenters, no drama please. Play like adults. And writers, be prepared for any comment.
3. Pimp the meme out by posting the above code into your journal.
4. Be honest.

All my fics are either on this journal or here: My Fics
lady_yashka: (Default)
Okay so I caved. ::kicks self pity::

THE ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME


Rules for the meme:

1. If you’re a writer, comment to this post with your username. ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME
2. Commenters, no drama please. Play like adults. And writers, be prepared for any comment.
3. Pimp the meme out by posting the above code into your journal.
4. Be honest.

All my fics are either on this journal or here: My Fics
lady_yashka: (fantasy author)
Copied from Neil Gaiman's journal, and originally posted there in 2005. This is a reply he got back from Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

Teresa's an editor at Tor Books (she's edited other places too over the years) and a weblogger besides -- http://www.nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/ -- and she knows publishing better than anyone else I've ever met. So I asked her...


Getting An Agent )
lady_yashka: (fantasy author)
Copied from Neil Gaiman's journal, and originally posted there in 2005. This is a reply he got back from Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

Teresa's an editor at Tor Books (she's edited other places too over the years) and a weblogger besides -- http://www.nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/ -- and she knows publishing better than anyone else I've ever met. So I asked her...


Getting An Agent )
lady_yashka: (fantasy author)
The Knight Agency <--They are having a submission contest.

These guys are legit. I did some research through a link I found on Writer Beware.

Here's a brief run down of the contest. (Official rules can be found on the companies website.)

Here’s a chance to have your project reviewed by one of the agents at The Knight Agency. Submit three compelling sentences (150 words max) about your completed, unpublished manuscript to submissions @ knightagency.net (delete spaces). Write BOOK IN A NUTSHELL in the subject line or it will not be deemed eligible. One submission per project, please. Twenty of the best submissions will be chosen and requested by various agents who will then give feedback on your work...and it may even lead to possible representation. Hurry, the deadline is April 20, 2009.

So hurry. I know it's a bit rushed, but I just found out about it myself. Though I won't be entering. I need a finished novel first. ;)

(Though I will be keeping the site for later use.)
lady_yashka: (fantasy author)
The Knight Agency <--They are having a submission contest.

These guys are legit. I did some research through a link I found on Writer Beware.

Here's a brief run down of the contest. (Official rules can be found on the companies website.)

Here’s a chance to have your project reviewed by one of the agents at The Knight Agency. Submit three compelling sentences (150 words max) about your completed, unpublished manuscript to submissions @ knightagency.net (delete spaces). Write BOOK IN A NUTSHELL in the subject line or it will not be deemed eligible. One submission per project, please. Twenty of the best submissions will be chosen and requested by various agents who will then give feedback on your work...and it may even lead to possible representation. Hurry, the deadline is April 20, 2009.

So hurry. I know it's a bit rushed, but I just found out about it myself. Though I won't be entering. I need a finished novel first. ;)

(Though I will be keeping the site for later use.)
lady_yashka: (Default)
A person sent in an email to Neil Gaiman, and after reading it, I thought this woman's writing method sounded very similar to how most of us write fan fic. I personally think it's a flawd method, the one we use. (write a chapter, edit, update, repeat until fic is done.)

This is why I'm moving away from this method. I feel I need to, because this current method just doesn't seem to work very well for me.

Now you guys can disagree with me all you want. But if this current form of fan fic writing is giving you fits the way it is me, then I think you'll like what he as to say. If not, feel free to ignore this post. :)

More Writing Advice )

I left out the part about her mentioning writing in a language that is not her first. Besides the fact that none of us are doing that, he only mentioned being in awe of anyone trying to do that.

Also, it's a fairly long post.
lady_yashka: (Default)
A person sent in an email to Neil Gaiman, and after reading it, I thought this woman's writing method sounded very similar to how most of us write fan fic. I personally think it's a flawd method, the one we use. (write a chapter, edit, update, repeat until fic is done.)

This is why I'm moving away from this method. I feel I need to, because this current method just doesn't seem to work very well for me.

Now you guys can disagree with me all you want. But if this current form of fan fic writing is giving you fits the way it is me, then I think you'll like what he as to say. If not, feel free to ignore this post. :)

More Writing Advice )

I left out the part about her mentioning writing in a language that is not her first. Besides the fact that none of us are doing that, he only mentioned being in awe of anyone trying to do that.

Also, it's a fairly long post.
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