Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Writing. Lots of writing.

Guess what I've been doing the past week? Besides being sick and feeling like I was going to cough up my lungs a time or two? Writing. Writing a lot. Like, I typed out 4,000 the other day when I was sick and feverish. It was awesome. The writing, I mean, not the being sick and feverish.

Right now, I am in the middle of juggling writing several stories. This is a very good thing for me; I write so much better and quicker when I can bounce back and forth between multiple novels. It's even better right now because my co-author, Faith King, and I have picked up writing the fourth book in our Restoration series again, so we're bouncing the file back and forth, taking turns writing, and that's excellent motivation for me. My brain goes: I have to write when it's my turn so that I can get the file back to her for her next session, and then I have to write on my other stuff before she sends it back to me. For the way I write, it's like winning the motivation lottery.

Next month is NaNoWriMo. (Ahhh! How is already almost November again!?) I am not planning on doing it traditionally this year--I hope to use it to finish, or make a lot of headway on, my current novels. Are any of you doing it?

So I listen to songs on repeat while I write. I know some people can't do music while writing, or can only do soundtracks. I listen to a huge variety of stuff.

Anyone have any current songs you're listening to a lot?


  1. I think November is a good goal to finish my revisions. Definitely. Love the idea of having to email someone your changes and ideas. I'm lovin' your songs.

  2. Wow, 4k in a day? Go you! And while you were sick.

  3. I always think about doing nano but never do.

    Hope you're feeling better.


  4. I am so glad I'm not the only one who writes best when I can bounce between projects! So glad you were able to turn sickness into writing productivity :-)

  5. how great for you!
    i'm almost sick of my current wip, ready to work on one of my waiting projects!

    nanowrimo would stress me out too much!

  6. Almost coughing up a lung is "awesome" too.
    4000 is a tremendous number.
    Best wishes to you.

  7. Lauara! I'm so sad you were so sick, dear!

    But I'm glad your stories are going so well!

    I'm definitely looking forward to reading book four (am I allowed to ay the name on here?) and Rising part 2!

    Yep, definitely looking forward to those! Especially since I've been looking forward to read a certain someone's POV in book four.

    Are you working on Orion's Song, too?

    LOL. Looking back, didn't I mention those songs ("Get Around This" and "Ocean Wide") to you? I think I sent you links to wittyweasley's Final Fantasy videos. Gosh, I love those vids! And her taste in music is rubbing off on me.

    I just got into two new songs from her vids: "Fall" and "All About Us" by He is We. I really like He is We now. "Pardon Me" is also very good.

    But, yeah, sometimes I need music to be able to write certain scenes. So I play things on playlists, too. But sometimes I need silence, so the emotion of the song doesn't add an out of place feeling in the chapter.

    Anyway, here are some of my fav songs if you're looking for things to listen to.

    Represent - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Everything Changes - Staind, There is Love - Chasen, Rolling in the Deep/Someone Like You/Turning Tables - Alex Goot, Numb - H³²ยบ Dubstep Remix (Linkin Park song cover), Summer Girl - Jonas & Plunkett (yes, the song from Shiver. LOL.), Calling (from The World Ends With You soundrack)
    I think that's it. LOL. Except I love "Get Around This" and "Ocean Wide", but you've already mentioned those. LOL.

    By the way, have you heard SafetySuit's "What If"? That's one of my favorite songs of theirs. It's also the first one I heard, and it made me love them. It's a lot like "Get Around This".

    I also love "Stay", "Here Without You", "Find a Way", "Gone Away", and "Life Left to Go".

  8. Congrats on that wordcount, that's some serious writing! Hope you're feeling better too :)

  9. Hi, new follower and fellow geek. Donna Weaver's link brought me to you. I'm doing NaNo this year too. I just hope I manage to find the time!

  10. Hi! Count me in as a new "Pay it Forward" follower! :-)

  11. I love that you can switch between stories like that! I've always wanted to do that, but my brain doesn't work that way. And congrats on the 4k in one day! Gosh. Maybe it IS a good thing to be sick once in a while. ;)


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