For those savvy in geekdom, I've titled my 4th post in honor of Episode IV: A New Hope (Star Wars). I don;t really know why. It's not even an anniversary of any type.
Anyhow, cut 200 words in Honor Thy Mother taking it down to 100,633--I'm getting to my goal. I think it reads better. Today was the first day I checked out my agent urged Facebook page. i guess I can see how it's addictive. I can stop. i can. okay, i'm not addicted and I also just determined i'm going to stop capping "i". if i get published i'll start being official when referencing myself. for now i'm just a little i.
THE WRITING BANK
Created some writing rules for myself which will apply to The Indwelling. I am calling it my writing bank. I have to maintain a positive balance. Here's how it works. I read once that Stephen King writes 10 pages a day. When you're writing 10 pages of crap a day this can be easy. I'm not trying to use 2 pages to describe a leaf. I only have time to commit to writing of any length on the weekend nights when my family is in bed. My goal is to write 6 quality pages a week. Sometimes through week I might find a half hour of spare time. Maybe I write a page--this counts towards my account. The following weekend I'd still owe 5 pages. If I meet my 6 pages through the week I can, in theory, take the weekend off. I don't know why this works, but it does. Week one I wrote 10 pages throughout the week leaving me with a +4 excess for the weekend. This was the weekend I went to the conference. I still wrote, on other projects though. This is week 2 of my bank program. I'll have to see if this little mental holds through another week. i hope so. A writer with a family and bust schedule always needs a prod, even when it feels like the spare quiet time could be best spent watching The Apprentice. I hate that show but watched instead of writing once before simply because it was on and i was tired.
No rejections received today! A good day! Better would be an acceptance or request for pages. Oh well.