Keep those Fingers on the Keyboard #ROW80

How do you do that?

How do you go about staying motivated to keep on writing every day?

It’s hard, especially when you get stuck on a scene.

I had trouble with keeping my fingers on the keyboard but I still did work on the manuscript. I made the book cover and it came out awesome. All I have left to do on the cover design is the back cover and the blurb. So technically I did work on the work in progress, I just didn’t add any word count on Monday or Tuesday.

Tonight I added about 200 words. I will try to work on it some more after writing this post.

Wanna see my cover?

Here it is… I may tweak the font size a little after I see how it looks on CreateSpace…

 I did have to do a little bit more research on bath salts to get an idea as to how I am going to end the story for this one character. He is the one who has the violent episode while on bath salts and it does not look good for him at this time.

I have never killed off a character before. I will only do this if I find out that there is no hope for recovery for him. I am waiting for the verdict to come in. I stand a 50/50 chance of the counselor replying to my request for knowing what kind of fate my character should face. I already talked to an EMT and he said it will not look too good for the character. From what he said, most individuals end up dying from either the substance or from being restrained or such. What a sad thing to say about the fools who chose to use this particular substance. No wonder it is now being banned in most states here in the US.

I’m going to join RWA!

That’s right folks. I hope to make it official next week when I mail in my membership form. I can’t wait either. The NH chapter has a great bunch of fun gals in it.

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Weekend Warrior

I guess I am a Weekend Warrior when it comes to writing.

Do you have a particular day where you find that you have the highest success at finding your word count for your work in progress?

I do.

It is Saturdays and Sundays. Those are my two days where I can sit undisturbed all morning long and write like there is no tomorrow. Unless there is a meeting I need to go to that day as was the case last Saturday and this coming Saturday.

From now on, I am going to try to focus more of my writing time around both of these two days, with the exception of this weekend.

This Friday I will be getting my root canal and then on Monday will be the temporary crown. So, I took the whole weekend off.

I think, I hope, that I will be in the mood to write after the root canal and then again on Monday after the crowning. This means that I will try and give myself a word count goal to shoot for over the weekend.

If I can hit 5k words a day during my so called long weekend I should be able to get to the middle of the story and quicken the pace.

When I write, I always fear that the story is dragging on – and on – and on for chapters at a time.

So those are my plans for this weekend, besides going to the first Mondnock Writers’ Group meeting this Saturday morning.

English: Main Street East, Peterborough, New H...
English: Main Street East, Peterborough, New Hampshire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If anyone is interested, we meet at the Peterborough, NH town library in the conference room in the lower portion of the library at 9:45 am. These meetings are open to the public and last until somewhere around 11 am.

At each of these monthly meetings we are visited by a guest speaker to talk about the writing process.

We’ve had many great speakers since I joined in 2010.

If you have never been to a writing group in your area, I want to suggest that you should do so if you are really serious about entering a writing career. You not only get to make some really great friends but you do tend to leave with a few new bits of information you didn’t have before you attended the meeting.

ROW80 Check – in:

Last Sunday I had a really great day for my work in progress. I was able to add 5k words to the story that has been troubling me for the past month.

Maybe I was avoiding it and making excuses not to write. Who knows? But I was real happy with what I did accomplish this past Sunday. That boosted my manuscript to being 27% done.

Now for the rest of the week, the only writing I have done has been my blogging. That’s it.

After writing this blog, I will have my 500 words for the day. Snicker…snicker…

So here’s to a productive long weekend.

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