Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Ansley Files

   Small excerpt from my WIP...  
    The taste of death lingered patiently at the back of my throat. It was bitter and dry, and I was finding it uncomfortably familiar. I swallowed hard pushing the lump of sickness  farther down, but I knew that it wouldn't take long before I tasted it again.
So I am proud to say that my WIP is back on track. For now I will call it "The Ansley Files" I don't plan on titling it for a while.
I have been so lost. It is hard for me to balance kids, work, cleaning, and friends with finding time to write. I have made a hard decision though. I WILL NOT WRITE AT WORK! I used to love writing in my spare time at work, but I have realized that I obsess over it when I should be concentrating on growing my own business. I do love my job, and I would hate to be distracted from it, or not put my full attention into my WIP as well.
That being said....I have rewritten my first chapter 10 bagillion times and I have finally found the perfect beginning that I have been fantasizing about for months.
I would like to write at least 3000 words a night (when the kids are asleep).
If I can at least finish my first draft with 55000 words in the next month I will consider that I major success for myself. With it completely outlined and already started, this shouldn't be a problem...we shall see ;)

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  1. Glad you're back on track with your WIP. It sounds intriguing! I hope you have better luck reaching your word goal than I have meeting mine ;-)

  2. Wow! I wish you the best of luck on your goals, 3K a night would not be something I could give the strength for but you certainly are giving me some motivation!!

    I loved what you shared of your WiP and the working title so far has me intrigued!!! Best of luck continuing the writing journey!

    I find you from over at Lisa & Laura's place!! Had to stop by for a visit, I love the color purple (your profile pic) feel free to stop by and say hello at my place!

  3. Jen...loved your site! You comment made my morning!