Monday, December 9, 2013

So, here's the thing...

I found this new toy...


I know, we've all found new toys before, myself included, but I have a rule about new toys (guidelines really), and the rule is that if it goes over 10,000 words then it's a wip (work in progress). In the case of this new toy, not only has it gone over 10K, I've actually been writing at a rather amazing pace: 5,000 words a week! That's like four times what I usually manage!

So. I've come to a decision. I'm going to throw myself into this little endeavor wholeheartedly and see how long my muse will stay. That means I won't be posting this month (I know, so sad), but it doesn't mean I won't be visiting. I've been lax on that front lately which is another reason to skip posting in favor of visiting.

So that's the plan for December. Meanwhile I'll look forward to your posts and the return of First Impressions in January (January 3 to be exact), in which Dianne Salerni and I critique someone's first page. Maybe a NaNo project, or perhaps something new and shiny you found. Interested? It's easy as pie, just send the first page of your complete or incomplete novel (about 300-400 words) to marcy@tidewater.net or dksalerni@gmail.com.

53 comments:

  1. I love new toys like that. I haven't really had one in a while, so I completely understand skipping posts in order to play with it. Good luck with it, and have fun.

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    1. I haven't had one like this in a while either so I AM going to have fun with it! Thanks :)

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  2. Hey, if you're on a roll, you have to go for it. Happy writing!

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  3. Go get'em, Marcy! When the muse speaks, we must listen. Need anything. Give me a shout!

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  4. this post started in such a naughty way :)

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    1. It was very promising, wasn't it? :)

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    2. now just what sort of toys were you thinking of, Dez?

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  5. Enjoy that feeling of being swept away by a new story!! It really does feel like a gift when that happens.

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  6. Well done you and your gorgeous muse!! Wishing you all the best with your current wip and have a fabulous Christmas!! Take care
    x

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  7. Understandable. Have fun.

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  8. Oooh, I love new toys. I have one that's begging for attention, distracting me from the one that's almost finished. Sigh. Guess I can do both.

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    1. I've done that, but it's hard.

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  9. Enjoy your new toy! ;)

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  10. Wow, that is so awesome! I can see why you want to take a break this month if you've got the muse going on!

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    1. Yeah and I haven't seen her lately.

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  11. That's an awesome reason not to post!! Congratulations - 5000 words a week is AMAZING. Definitely enjoy this toy!

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    1. Yeah, it's amazing for me, too :)

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  12. There's nothing quite like the newness of a story. Congrats on all the progress you've made.

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  13. Write while it's hot!!! Love that feeling and wishing you a very productive December, good luck! (:

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    1. Good advice - I'm taking it!

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  14. Do what you gotta do while the Force is with you. Hope you're smiling big smiles the end of December.

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    1. aw, thanks, kitty, me too :)

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  15. Very cool, I wish you much Happy Writing.

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  16. Good luck and happy writing! :)

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  17. Get it while the getting is good!
    I hope it lasts for quite a while for you.
    Take care...

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    1. I hope it last, too, like til the end of the story!

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  18. I love new toys. Can't wait to hear about it. :) You have to go with it while it's hot!!

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  19. New toys are such fun. Enjoy.

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  20. Yay! I hope you're still writing like a maniac. My creative juices are beginning to leak out my ears while I work on edits and pretend I don't have five hundred new projects begging to be written. I'm dying to burn through 1 to 2,000 words a day, but no. I have to be a good girl and stay on schedule. =)

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    1. That's hard. I had edits but I'm done with them for now so I'm giving this new thing all I got while I can!

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  21. I am still writing like a crazy person but it's good :)

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  22. I hope things are still whipping right along on that new WIP. That's a doggone impressive word count output.

    A very Merry Christmas to you, and all the best in the new year.

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    1. Same to you, Susan, and I AM whipping along!

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  23. Writing like a crazy person is a very good thing- keep it up!
    Wishing you a happy holiday season :)

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    1. Thank you and Happy Holiday to you :)

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