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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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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Sincerely,

Nicole Fruit, Owl Fix It Editing Services

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Poetry: Path Starter

Have you ever noticed that most writers start with writing poetry in high school? I have, and it always makes me smile. I love poetry, but I’m not very good at it. Well, I use to think so, but now looking back I just smile at my old poems. Teenage angst. SMH.

With my writer’s group, one member loves to write poetry, so it made me remember some of mine from college. I went on the hunt looking for my favorite poems, but never found the one’s I loved from college. I found over 50 poems from high school, but very few from later. I’m so disappointed. My best writing was in my college years.

I guess I have no other recourse than to say…oh well. Tear.

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I did look through so many boxes and found a lot of my novels and nonfiction books starts that never went anywhere other than a box. I counted two finished novels, five started novels, and a finished nonfiction research project about bipolar disorder.

I’m a constant writer that would love to publish but never felt anything was quite right for public consumption. Right now, I’m writing a New Adult Fantasy novel that I’ve planned for two years and have written only 20,000 words. It’s book one of a series of at least four books. I guess it will fill my compulsive writing quota, but will I get to the point of publishing it? I certainly hope so. That is why I started a writer’s group. The first one helped me finish one novel, but I shelved that. This group I hope will keep encouraging me to keep writing and finish this series.

I know I’m not the only one out there that writes but has never made that step toward authorship. How did you manage to get passed self-doubt?

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Happy but Freaking

I finally did it. After all these years of writing, I finally entered in my first writing competition.

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I’m so excited, but I’m freaking out too. It will be a long while before I find out anything.

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So in the meantime, I’m plotting my novel. I’m starting over again with my writing because of reading Maxwell Alexander Drake’s book on Story Creation. I loved it by the way. I’m excited about this novel, but I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing at this point. I’ve plotted out 20 scenes, but I’m kinda “pantsing” it at this point. Is that okay?

I’m “pantsing” the plotting–that sounds ridiculous.

I’d also like to work on some more editing. If you have a manuscript you’d like copy edited before you send it off to an agent, contact me. Owl Fix It Editing Services is looking for more manuscripts. Check out our website at http://www.owlfixitediting.com