Saturday, January 28, 2006

Writing complete junk

Captain’s Log, Stardate 01.28.2006

My Monday book giveaway (THE TROUBLE WITH TULIP) is here.
My Thursday book giveaway (CALIFORNIA) is here.
You can still enter both of them. Just post a comment on those blog posts.
Next week Monday, I'll draw TULIP’s winner and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned.

Bible in 90 Days: day 20. The story of David’s children is so sad. David was wrong in not disciplining his sons or his officers, but they made bad choices on their own. David’s relationship with God was so strong. He certainly wasn’t perfect, but he always returned to God and faced the consequences of his sin.

Writing: I’m so grateful for my husband and his Chinese American background. I decided to change my first scene dramatically and needed his help on cultural family nuances. Hopefully this new book will open with a colorful bang. I need to add more conflict.

In writing this manuscript, I’m trying to abandon my internal editor and see how that works. Problem is, I detest rewriting. I already wrote two pages of utter garbage I’ll have to ditch. The inefficiency of it all is killing me. It might be better now that I have a clearer idea of how I want the scene to move. I guess for me personally, “vague plot” = “writing complete junk.”

Diet: I had only 1400 calories yesterday! So I guess it is possible for me to keep my calorie count down if I time my meals right. Timing is hard—I lose track of time easily. Doing okay today so far—didn’t stuff myself for breakfast, although it was an egg, rice and some sausage (500).

1 comment :

  1. You got the flavor in that first chapter, girlie! good job!