Writing Diary: Day 43

Well, 43 days and 58,000 words later, and the first draft is done. Hooray! This is only the first part, though. Next I edit the book, fix inconsistencies, flesh out scenes that need it, ensure there's a continuity, and try to ensure that the book is fun to read....

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Writing Diary: Day 42

Yesterday, I was a bit too tipsy to write words. Who even  knew that was possible. I only had time for a few today, but there were some pretty important ones. I kept the quote simple today. 😉 My vacation ends on August 11th, when we all fly home to deal with jet lag...

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Writing Diary: Day 41

Due to vacation stuff, I didn't get started writing until around 10:30 pm, but I'm pretty happy with my words for today. I'm so close to the end I can taste it now, but since it's almost 2 am, I should probably go to bed. Still, soon the editing will begin. There's...

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Writing Diary: Day 40

Things are heating up, and I'm getting so close to done. I have a big reconciliation scene to finish, some reconciliation sex to write (yay makeup sex!) and an epilogue, and the first draft is done. Then I go back to edit, hopefully applying everything I learned at...

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Writing Diary: Day 39

I guess words started back up on Tuesday. RWA was a ton of fun! I saw lots of inspiring talks about craft and business and met up with more awesome writers than you can shake a romance novel at. If I can at all make it, I'm definitely hitting RWA again next year....

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Writing Diary: Days 37-38

I hardly made any words yesterday, and a few more today, but it's still progress. We're nearing the finishing line, and I'm trying to make it explosive right up to the end. Still, this writing stuff is hard! 🙂 I'm going to a conference for the next four days, milling...

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Writing Diary: Day 36

Much better today. Just around 50,000 words and we're in the home stretch. I'm estimating another 5-10,000 words, and then the final growth usually happens in the editing. I'm pretty excited about that, and will probably be commissioning a cover when I finish the...

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Writing Diary: Days 33-35

So, the last three days I've been exhausted. There've been a lot of family activities and I've been falling asleep mid-work, never making it so far as to update the blog. So sorry about the radio silence. 🙂 Anyway, the total is for all of the days. Tomorrow is a day...

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Writing Diary: Day 32

Tomorrow I have to be out of the house at 8:30, which as far as I'm concerned is the middle of the night. As such, I have to cut my writing a bit short today. Still, words, and progress. I've started the crazy wedding scene, and I think it's going to be good. Today’s...

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Writing Diary: Day 31

Well, that's officially a month's worth of writing. I'm close to 45,000 words, which isn't too bad, but not as quickly as I got Rebel out. I'm technically on vacation with my family, though, so I'll use that for my excuse. 😉 Still, speed isn't everything, but I feel...

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Writing Diary: Day 30

I made a major breakthrough in my head today while thinking about the book. There's always a scene approaching the end of a good story where everything seems to fall apart. I had one planned, but it didn't seem very fun and exciting to me. A little meh. But I just...

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Writing Diary: Day 29

Sexy times writing today. Trying to decide if I'm getting carried away with the sexy and making the scenes too porny. 😉 I'll have to check that in edits. I should now officially be past 40,000 words on this novel. I'm not sure if I can wrap it up in 20,000 more...

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Writing Diary: Day 28

Made words. Nothing impressive, but wow, it took forever to get the kids to bed tonight. That's the way it goes sometimes. 🙂 Today’s words: 1227 Disclaimer: This quote is completely unedited and might be entirely different in the final version! “You know, it’s a nice...

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Writing Diary: Day 27

Another productive day! Closing in on being 2/3rds done with the novel. 😀 There's naughtiness, office pranks and some hot-ass nearly naked tattooed bad boy stepbrother stuff going on. 😉 Today’s words: 3438 Disclaimer: This quote is completely unedited and might be...

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Writing Diary: Day 26

Few words today. Have to get up early to meet someone for breakfast. At 9am. That's like in the middle of the night when the kids aren't in school, isn't it? 😀 Today’s words: 624 Disclaimer: This quote is completely unedited and might be entirely different in the...

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