Saturday, April 26, 2014

Writing Challenge update...The Game Continues

It's pretty bad when the updates to the writer's challenge is a week or two late. I won't bore you with excuses, but know I am looking at the photos I've hidden for a reason... expect some big hair, weird glasses and the like. BUT with best laid plans there are always changes (read below to find out more!).

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I'd like to say the photo above is what my desk is like, but if you knew me, there are papers scattered everywhere with scribbled notes in all sorts of note books. Katherine Bone can verify this. It is not for the faint of heart. (Whereas my day job desk is pristine, nothing is on it but what I need for that moment. Go figure.) Each of us has a different space and place to write. Some like the coffee houses, others a kitchen table, or offices that resemble caves. (Mine does).  What does yours look like?

For the writer's challenge we have added another author, D.B. Sieders who decided to join the fray, so its Four Writers; One Challenge.  (And for those who are following who haven't said a thing, lots of cheering for you!!)

How are we doing? Now that is interesting I almost cringe to tell what I am accomplishing--most of it is not related to the work in progress. BUT, I still have time.The timeline has been changed...I'll tell you why at the end).

Moriah Densley
Moriah Densley:   Aaaah, I lost this round. My word count is 2k :(  Next week, though, I'm gonna mop the floor with y'all!  And I say that with all the love in my heart...
MVF: This is why I think you are awesome--you never back down from a challenge. Next time I'm going to challenge everyone to kettle bell swings...ha! :)  Now, that was last week, what about this week.
Moriah Densley: I added 3K words, which is better than zero, but I'd better get in gear if I don't want to lose the bet!
MVF: Nor do I, but I'm prepping...

Katherine Bone

Katherine Bone:  Lol!!! Bring it, Moriah! With my grandson here this weekend, I only clocked in 2K too. But I did oodles of research and brainstormed. I also expect edits on My Lord Rogue to come in this week. Ack!
MVF:  It's funny how the little things distract us--family, edits....tea. Walks...*grin* (We go on two mile brainstorming treks )

Let me introduce D.B. Sieders, I had her on my blog in the past-- here is her author Bio:

Author Bio: I was born and raised in East Tennessee and spent a great deal of my childhood hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and wading barefoot in creeks, chasing salamanders, fish, and frogs. We camped a lot, and we loved to tell stories while sitting around our campfire.

D.B. Sieders
Those days of frog chasing sparked my interest in biology, which I pursued in college and later in graduate school.  I am a working scientist by day, but I never lost my love of sharing stories.  I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and am thrilled to be working as a writer.

I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, two children, two cats, and my very active imagination.

It's fabulous to have you here! So, tell me a bit about what's going on with your writing in this challenge?

D.B. Sieders: Seriously, the challenge has helped me dig out from under a ridiculous case of fear-induced writer's block on this project and put me back on track. So far, I'm 2,400 words into my goal of 20K. Here's hoping.
I'm cheering you and the other participants on, and I think it will be great fun! Thanks for letting me be a part of it :)
 MVF: You are most welcome, I say more the merrier! 

M.V. Freeman
M.V. Freeman:  Now as for me, I've rewritten a 1000 words at least twice. Does this count as 2000? Probably not. I'm thinking I need to find the big hair look from the 80's. *sigh* That said, I've
seriously started book three--so I'm excited and nervous. 

Now the change:  My cohorts and I have been talking. Moriah, Katherine, and I are going to be at Romantic Times Convention (RT). --actually I'm just showing up at the end, I'm always late to the party!--   We felt we would give the deadline to RT--and when the conference is over we would report our goals --do giveaways and IF we didn't make it (I'm going to lobby for pictures anyway), we will post embarrassing photos of the past and present at RT. 

What do you think?

Also, tell me more about your writing space? Cluttered, clean, private or public? :)

Keep writing all!

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