Monday, September 25, 2006

Writing comes first!!

Oooh, I like this very much. With how crazy my life's been lately, finally a goal and way of thinking I can implement!!

The Writing Comes First Campaign by Lazette Gifford.

And, I also like Carter’s logo:

What writing goals have you set for yourself, and do you meet them?

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I also want to mention that Lauren Baratz-Logsted's book VERTIGO releases today. Pop on over to her site and congratulate her!

VERTIGO is a literary novel set in the Victorian era with erotic and suspense undertones, was found by both Publishers Weekly abd Booklist to be entertaining, with the Boston Globe favorably comparing it to the work of best-selling author Ruth Rendell. It should be available in bookstores everywhere today or you can follow this link to its Amazon page.

11 comments:

Carter said...

Please feel free to use and share the logo as you see fit. as far as I'm concerned, the more people who follow this philosophy, the more good writing will be available.

Melissa Marsh said...

Does this mean the dishes and the laundry and cooking and cleaning come second? I can deal with that! :-)

Nienke said...

Thanks Carter!! And so the whole world knows - YOU ROCK!

Melissa: Yes! Isn't it great? Unfortunately, 200 words doesn't take very long...

Tess said...

It certainly is an interesting idea. But for me, mornings really are NOT good for me creatively *sigh*. And since the idea seems so strict, well....sometimes I wish people would remember than not everyone has the same creative period during the day. Mine is most definitely past noon.

However, maybe I'll shoot for 200 words per day anyway, just so I can keep up in some way.

Pearl said...

A good kick in the pants. A daily discipline will get a better manuscript ready and far faster than hit and miss binges.

Saying it? check
Doing it? urm,, aha well, you see there's these lovely excuses...

J.A. Coppinger said...

I do 1,200 min - 2,000 max. words each day Mon. - Fri. I work after 8:00 pm until it's done and then do ten pages of editing on one of my other books. It was rough at first but it gets a lot easier the more you do it . . . sorta like brushing your teeth.

Weekends off are a big plus. I try to treat it like a part time evening job.

Later!

Nienke said...

Tess: I don't think it matters so much when you do it - because you're right, you need to be at a creative mindset. In fact, for me it's not just about word count either, but working on my project. So, perhaps setting a rule of 20 minutes per day, whatever time of day works best for one.

Pearl: Saying, doing. I hear you. Gotta live it.

Joe: Man I wish I had your discipline. But, I'm working on it. Baby steps.

stay_c said...

Awesome posting. I hadn't read Zette's article (I'm so bad about keeping up with the e-zine.) but I loved it. Thanks for highlighting it.

And letting me steal the icon.

Kelly Parra said...

Great way to think, Nienke!!

The Squeaking Noodle said...

Excellent idea...I totally agree about setting a goal and getting on with the writing. I recently wrote that it's worth just writing a book quickly - I find the most talented writers seem to have the least confidence, so I was hoping it would offer them encouragement.
All the best with your writing.

Ovation Leader said...

Thanks for the link, Nienke. I've bookmarked the site and will link it to the Writers Resources on my author's page.