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When I first started, I thought all you had to do is write a book. Can you say *naive*, boys and girls? Join me on my journey as a pre- published writer looking to see my name on the cover of a book. I'll talk about all the bumps, bruises, joys and frustrations I encounter along the way.

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Friday, March 18, 2005

In the Studio

Last night, the kids and I met my husband down at the studio again. These days, if we want to see him, the studio is where we need to go. Anyway, I didn't bring Rocky along -- the weather was decidedly icky and I didn't really feel like lugging him around. So I grabbed the chapters of BMO that I've already done, my copy of First Draft in 30 Days, a spiral notebook and a pen and got to work.

Four hours and a pinky blister later, I feel like I got quite a bit accomplished. I worked on worksheets 5&6 of the FDi30D method, free-form summaries of the scenes in the beginning and middle of the book. Since these are scenes that I've already written, it went pretty smoothly. So I didn't add anything new to the story yet, but I'm quickly reaching the point where I'll need to. As soon as I'm finished with these worksheets, I move on to #7, which is a free-form summary of scenes at the end of the book. Those are scenes I've not yet written but have ideas for, so I'm really looking forward to that.

I also stopped into Wal-Mart yesterday and actually bought some things to get organized with. Pocket folders, labels, and a couple reams of paper. Now I have three folders to store work in, and they're marked Burn Me Once, Shifting Rhythms, and Eye to Eye.

The organization's done. Let get the stories finished!


MOOD: Eager to get back to work
MUSIC: "I Will Be Your Witness" by Styx

PROGRESS: 4 hours yesterday toward BIAW
WHAT I'M READING: Sex, Lies, and Vampires By Katie MacAlister


  • Hey Lynn - thanks for sharing about your work with FDin30D. Can hardly wait till my own copy gets in :-)

    By Blogger Tess, at 1:50 PM  

  • You labeled your folders "Burn Me Once," "Shifting Rhythms," and "Eye to Eye"? Are those the titles of your WIPs? If so, great titles. There's nothing I like more than a catchy title to spark my interest.

    By Blogger Silma, at 7:53 PM  

  • Tess - No problem! I'll continue to post my progress and how the method works out for me as I work my way through. When you get your copy, let me know what you think!

    By Blogger Lynn, at 3:24 PM  

  • Silma - Yup, those are my titles. Thanks for the compliment -- I put a lot of thought into them. With the exception of Burn Me Once all my other titles have multiple meanings in relation to the story, which is something I really work hard to accomplish.

    By Blogger Lynn, at 3:26 PM  

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