Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brandishing The Pen (Or Rather, Keyboard)

Morning Folks,

Well another beautiful Fall Day (yay for pretty sunshine and cooler temperatures!) Yes, I will cheer on the cooler weather all Fall and Winter if it means I don't have to wear shorts during the Christmas 12 days (and earlier and through January).

I think we writers need a slogan on button that says "I have a pen and I'm not afraid to use it!" Hmmm...I wonder what kind of questions we'd get about that?

Maybe we could also have our own coffee from all the major coffee manufacturers (do they realize how many writers drink coffee?) They could have "The Write Stuff" or "Write Bold" or "Write Italian Roast"

Okay...maybe the coffee is already hitting me and I need to back off the sugar. But still...it seems like novelty coffee would be fun. What do you think?

In along the same lines as the title of this post (which, don't ask me how I thought of it, just all of a sudden it occurred to me and I liked the sound of it)

Lately writing Conjure A Man the writing part isn't too bad. Although I have gone back and fixed up places to make sure Delaney isn't too stand-offish or too defensive. Don't want her overdoing it. But I'm thinking the new ideas will make writing the rest easier. I'm finally satisfied with Chapter 1 and for the most part satisfied with Chapter 2 that I was able to start chapter 3...but I cut myself off--why? Because I wanted to save some of that creative juices for the following days so I don't lose momentum. After all, Todd Stone said "don't fight fair" (got that quote in the margins of my blog on the right hand side) So I intend not to fight fair and encourage the story to come bursting out of me. After all, writers love those wonderful bursts where everything seems to fall into place, right?

I'm looking forward to getting back to Heartbeats. There's a place I need to fix, but I think it's going to go pretty well. I've got ideas bouncing around in my head on and off, so that's always a good sign.

Surreal still has to finish undergoing major editing, but I'm glad I have a good tool and that already 3 of my scenes are going to be better than they were. One of my goals is to cut down the word count (I have 500 pages so I'm feeling this need to tighten things up and lower that count so it's not too high of a word count, I don't want anyone going "Man, this is way too wordy.")

Anyway, so that's what's up on the writing front.

How are you brandishing your pen (er, keyboard)? What writing slogan buttons (or products) do you think would be fun to have on the market for writers?

Have A Tremendous Tuesday!


Bane of Anubis said...

Brandishing slowly... feel free to send some of the warmer weather up north :)

Marsha Sigman said...

It is a beautiful day!! I cannot think of any slogans but if I could invent a computer program that beeped an alert at you when you were on the verge of creating a conflict in your story line or a duplication....that would be cool. A virtual writers assistant. Patent Pending.

bethanyintexas said...


Only if you send colder weather down south! LOL :-)

bethanyintexas said...


Sounds good to me! :-)

Tamika: said...

I vote for the Writer's Italian Roast. Nothing jerks my muse into action better than a great cup of coffee.

bethanyintexas said...


Coffee rocks, most definitely. It's probably one of the greatest inventions (ONE of the greatests, there's several out there, of course). :-)