Lost Moments


I love having so many e mails hit my inbox every day, I get to see link after link after link lol.

The Writers Knowledge Base is one I could spend hours on lol…..in fact, sod actually writing, I’ll just do lots of writing research instead πŸ˜‰

But that’s the problem isn’t it…..you can so easily get bogged down with reading articles, blogs, emails, FaceBook (the list is endless) that before you know it a whole morning is gone and you haven’t written a thing 😦

Yesterday morning I was up at 7.30 and still sitting in my PJ’s at 9.50 having just finally caught up with online stuff lol. My timetable really isn’t working for me, probably because I haven’t looked at it for a week lol.

Hubby bought me this a couple of days ago……

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So what was I doing at half past 12 last night?

I’ve not started reading it properly, just flicked, but it looks great!!!! I especially like the character profile list (characterisation is my favourite part of writing…..I can sit for hours making up characters) and the way that it’s advice from lots of different authors. Will definitely be keeping an eye out to see if Vanessa Gebbie is doing any workshops in the future πŸ˜‰

……and here I go again…… Just stumbled across this great resource to create characters. On Manon Eileen’s site you fill in a form and can print out your characterisation. How good is that? Oh dear…..I don’t think much actual writing will get done today now lol πŸ˜‰

I did, however, manage to do part of my course…..all about beginnings…..so here are some beginnings from my existing short stories. The point of the first exercise was to have the beginning of a story where the sense of location stands out to the reader. The second was to start with dialogue and introducing the characters by name. I hope they worked πŸ˜‰

Yesterday’s prompt about the binoculars inspired the start of a story of a bird watcher lol. Today’s prompt is someone is whistling.

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9 thoughts on “Lost Moments

  1. I can relate. I have spent most of the day updating my website and blog and doing next to no writing. I have over 3000 twitters pending. Obviously I can’t read every one. I have learned to skim them quickly to try to find the ones with helpful information. There is such a wealth of knowledge out there and so many people willing to share, I’m afraid to miss something important. I’m trying to figure out how to limit the social networking to 2 hours/day, but it’s not working. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who gets side-tracked. Thanks for sharing your prompts.

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  2. I get distracted in the middle of writing. It can take me hours to crank out 1k words when I do that. It’s like I have to do 20 other things while I’m writing.

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  3. I am going to hit the links and see what it has to say. I am excited for you as you are an inspiration to all of us writers, never have a bad day, as you bring us all to our own awareness…Happy Valentine’s Day (today is also my daughters 18th) πŸ™‚ BIG HUG

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