Writing

Keep Going…?

Right after Christmas my father past away in a car accident. We had him cremated and he’s been with my mom in an urn ever since. Soon we will be putting him in his final resting place at his family’s cemetery. A part of me is not ready to see this happen. It’s time. I know this.

Nemo don't forgetI don’t think I’ve dealt with his loss very well, and I feel like he’d be unhappy with me avoiding the situation. I still pretend he’s at his Florida house, and all I have to do is pick up the phone to hear his voice.

My screen saver has pictures of him, which makes me happy to see him. However, they caused my mother to burst into tears when she saw them. She asked how I could stand them. I told her that every time I see him, it is like he is still here with me.

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I’m not looking forward to burying my father. The more I think about it, the less I am able to write either. I know I’m depressed, but I didn’t bother telling my psychiatrist that. It’s situational, so I didn’t want to change my meds, but I can’t concentrate well either.

My main character isn’t dynamic enough, so I’ve been told. Makes me want to just chuck it and start all over again. 30,000+ words in, and I want to start over?  I need to just remind me it’s the depression and keep going.

robin hood you worry too muchShould I keep going? I wonder if I’m being too hard on myself because that can be fixed later, or will I be wasting my time?

 

 

Writing

Moving Right Along

So, I’m now half way through chapter 16. Whoo hoo! Just like 30 more chapters to go.

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Yep a lot left to do, but I love it. I have written almost 30,000 words, over 100 pages. My outline is awesome. I don’t mean to brag, but I think I’m really going to like this book.

I know I should be writing then. I will. Just taking a break. I haven’t written a blog in a while so I thought I’d spew out my thoughts on here.

Okay, now what? I wish I could get people to comment on here. No one ever does.

How about those Chicago Cubs?

No, too much.

How about questions about your writing–what are you working on? Are you having any problems? Do you just need encouragement?

On a previous post, I talked about scribophile.com. I went head and did premium and started posting chapters, but no one is touching them. What? I was not expecting that. I’m seriously disappointed. I guess everything is seriously disappointing me lately.

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Owl Fix It Editing Services is my company, but I’m still Nicole Fruit the writer too. Contact me. I won’t bite. nicolefruit@owlfixitediting.com or go to my site, owlfixitediting.com.

Thanks for your time!

Nicole Fruit

Owl Fix It Editing Services

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Writing

Karma Craze

How many people here are on Scribophile.com or at least know about it?

I love using it to practice critiquing when I’m not busy with other things. I’m thinking of going premium, but haven’t yet because I think I need to wait for my WIP’s first draft is finished. A part of me wonders how long that will be, but I’ve been making good progress with my writing. I’m just being impatient.

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I highly recommend you look it up if you never seen it. It’s a great writing site that allows you to gain Karma points for critiquing in exchange for posting your own writing for others to critique. Posting your own work costs Karma points. Typically, you get one Karma point per critique, and it takes 5 Karma points to post your own work. I need more Karma points, so I can bank them for when I am finished with my first draft.  It’s a great incentive to write. I love it!

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When it comes to my WIP, I’m on chapter 13 right now. I’m wishing I can lite a fire under my chair to get me to write better and faster, but here I am writing a blog instead of my novel.

It’s Saturday night. Come on! Why can’t I concentrate? I guess it’s because I’ve reached a cross roads. Party or not to party… Ummm.

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If anyone would like to keep me from writing, I’d love to critique, line-edit, or copy edit your work. Discover my site at owlfixitediting.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Sincerely,

Nicole Fruit, Owl Fix It Editing Services