Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wednesday Writing

So Wednesday is my official writing update day. I have so many story projects going on and I need a push to get some done. So I will be trying to post each Wednesday about how my writing adventures are going (and I may need a swift kick in the pants by you guys sometimes).

Current Active Project:

Each Item a Story - 46,444 words
A journal a woman keeps as she sorts through antique items and documents left in a home she purchased.

Olivia's Mountain Tale - 3,607 words
Olivia is left in the mountains by her uncle to guard the sheep grazing in the summer pastures.  This summer could change the course of her life.

Princess Bs - 34,317 words
A story about a woman, recently divorced and returned to her home town to figure out what is next. She encounters an old friend and spends a weekend with him and his daughters. Feelings that are long since buried are rising up again, but are her recent loss and his current life going to stand in the way of their happily ever after?

Tamlyn Marie's Grace - 5,811

Think Cinderella only with a matchmaker ;)

Other Works in Progress:

The New Old Home - 17,193 words

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but what would you do with that money? That is the question presented to Natalie, when she is at the lowest point in her life, she is presented with an opportunity to make any normal person's dreams come true, but all those winnings can't give her what she wants most.

Night Rider - 17,229

Alice is a recent high school graduate who is a very accomplished competitive rider in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western/Rodeo. Her parents had arranged for her to attend a private college on the east coast geared specifically to equine professions. However, Alice wants to focus on her studies in English Literature. When she arrives at the college she hides her riding abilities, but can she keep her talent and love of horses hidden?

The Last Mountains - 13,468 (handwritten) = 15,766 (typed)

A equine shapeshifting family is being hunted to near extinction and the young new leader must go against all her lessons and approach the elite council for aide. Will they help her? How will she keep her family's traditions and values alive, let alone her herd?

Other Ideas Plotting:

Bloodsoar's Story
A pegasus struggles through life, ejected from the herd, near capture by humans.

The Assassin's Assassin
A student learns what the school is really teaching and sets out to destroy those who support the program.

Angel Story
Angels battle out an age old feud in a parallel world

All in the Company
A business that keeps to itself, employees marry employees and live on company property. Lissandra is ordered to marry Cody but both are always on business and don't know one another.

Little Wind Guides
Little Wind must lead her clan to new territory as the gods of the Fire Forest are cleansing their home with wrath.  Will they follow her while she holds so many secrets.


So 2013 has come and gone, what a crazy busy year but at least I really pushed myself in the writing aspect this last year. I think having some goals really helped me out.

My 2013 goals were:

 Goal #1
Catch up on typing on Tamlyn Marie's Grace Complete!

Goal #2
Plot/outline ending of The Princess Bs Complete!

Goal #3
Obtain voice recorder and start making notes for stories using it Complete!

Goal #4
Reach 50,000 words in one of my novels

So as you can see I did pretty darn well on them. I should have finished #4 but the chaos of December really swallowed me up and I lost steam. Even with not completely finishing my 2013 goals list I am still very, very happy with my progress.

So I have set some goals for myself again this year:

Goal #1
Finish writing The Princess Bs

Goal #2
Finish Outline of The Last Mountains

Goal #3
Reach at least 25,000 words during Nanowrimo this year (or camp)

Goal #4
Reach 50,000 words in one of my novels

Now these goals are a lot more ambitious for me this year, to not only finish a story but to also reach 50K on a story but also get the outline done for another novel. While these are pretty lofty goals, if I keep my nose down I think I can get them done (it will help too that I am at work full time again and can spend more time writing).

So how did your writing go in 2013? What are your plans for this year?


  1. Yay! That's great for you that you made so much progress on your writing this year. And the new goals are very great! I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you. I'm not sure what my goals are, but I would at least like to write 2 books (a novella and a full-length novel). :)

    1. That's awesome, I can't wait to read what you come out with next! I find myself motivated at times and others I don't even want to think about writing, so I think I need to figure out the pattern to those rhythms so I can capitalize on them. I hope to finish goal #4 by mid February and then use Nanocamp to finish goal #1 and go from there, maybe use Nano this year to start the sequel to Princess Bs. So many plans, I just want to get rough drafts on paper for all my ideas and years down the road think about editing.