Jul 21, 2010

Work in progress update, among other things…

So lately I’ve been sort of blanking out…must be because of the rainy weather, so my word count for today is kind of low. I think I need to relearn the "art of not procrastinating".

I decided to change the template for my blog, and I really like it, though I kind of miss the old one now. :(

The book I started reading yesterday was The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. I was expecting the book to be extremely boring, but I raced through it pretty quickly and now I have only 20 or so pages left to read. I found that the book was actually pretty good! It just goes to show to never judge a book by its cover (or in this case, never judge a book by its copyright date).

Lately I have to do a lot of research for my WIP. My characters are familiar with things I’ve never done before, and the only way they could do it is if I know what it is. I want everything to be as factual as it possibly can without sounding too text-bookish. Has anyone else ever come across this problem before? Anyhow, how’s your work-in-progress coming along?

Here’s a quote I thought I’d share for inspiration-

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” –John Jakes

Happy writing,



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  2. I'm taking a break from a writing party as I type this. So far I've racked up 2500 words tonight. So it's coming along, but still has a long way to go.

    Happy Writing! Hope it stops raining.

  3. @ Karen- Sounds like things are going well! 2500 is a lot higher than what I've been able to come up with today. And it recently stopped raining, although I'm sure it'll come back later on.

  4. I'm stuck in the land of revisions and every change I make has me wincing. I need to read Catcher in the Rye some day. Good luck with your research!

  5. @Angie- I know exactly how u felt. What I do is make a file of out-takes. Every change I make I can feel comfortable knowing that I still have the original version. :)

  6. I think Catcher in the Rye for ME would fall under the 'don't judge a book just because it is on the required reading list'. There are so many GREAT books I really had to force myself to start because I was SURE they would be boring, because a TEACHER thought they were great!

    And JD Salinger wrote in the bathtub, so he and I are sorta bonded that way...

  7. @Hart- JD Salinger sounds like a very interesting person. It's so funny that he made himself one of the characters in his book. And, yeah, I did think it was going to be boring because it was on my summer reading list. I'm still a little shocked that it isn't because the rest of the books are. :)


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