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Subject: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/15 at 9:59 am

Over the last few months it has developed that we have budding authors among our members.

Feel free to discuss the merits of book writing here.

Help when a blank page has to be filled in, or cures for writer's cramp?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/15 at 10:15 am

I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/27/15 at 4:02 pm


I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.


If you knew me well, you would know that I LOVE horror films, shows, books, entertainment, etc, etc, etc.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/27/15 at 5:39 pm

I really need to get moving on the sequel to my children's story. I started it-only wrote about a paragraph or two. I know a paragraph or two does not a story make.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/28/15 at 12:14 am

I have started several books, (or I should say had ideas for characters) which is about as far as I've ever gotten.  Last year, my husband joined the local chapter of Nano-Wrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which always takes place in November (I think.)  I came along to a few of these get-togethers, as an unofficial member.  I was trying to force myself to be more social.  While I do go out to play trivia or Name-that-tune at one of several pubs, I really talk to very few people while there.  I have a hard time making friends, as I tend to be introverted.  Sooo, I went with my husband along to a few of these "meetings" (which consisted of ordering food (or drinks, if we went to a bar/restaurant) and chatting (not so much about our ideas for our own novels, but mostly events that the local chapter were planning.) After about a hour or two of general chit-chat, we'd all break out our laptops and try to work on our writing.
I felt I could not concentrate this way, but I do like to observe people (people-watch, if you will) so I felt it wasn't necessarily helping my writing.
The goal of Nano-Wrimo, is for you to put yourself on a schedule and to type a certain amount of words per day (or I suppose so many pages.) You were supposed to develop the habit of writing every day, and have a good start to your novel by the end of the month.

I am STILL working on getting my thoughts together.  I did have a novel started about a close-knit family of three sisters, and their spouses, children and was hoping to add some intrigue by having one of the sisters "disappear" and the rest of the family to look for her.  But I created about 10 characters and sub-characters, and thought that it was a little convuluted and gave up after that meeting.

One day, I am confident that I'll finish something.  Just haven't figured out what, yet.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 09/28/15 at 8:03 am


I really need to get moving on the sequel to my children's story. I started it-only wrote about a paragraph or two. I know a paragraph or two does not a story make.  :-[



Cat


take your time, don't rush it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/15 at 8:07 am


I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.


I originally set out for 500 per day, but sometimes words do not come to me. This morning it was 100 words before breakfast.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/28/15 at 4:21 pm


I have started several books, (or I should say had ideas for characters) which is about as far as I've ever gotten.  Last year, my husband joined the local chapter of Nano-Wrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which always takes place in November (I think.)  I came along to a few of these get-togethers, as an unofficial member.  I was trying to force myself to be more social.  While I do go out to play trivia or Name-that-tune at one of several pubs, I really talk to very few people while there.  I have a hard time making friends, as I tend to be introverted.  Sooo, I went with my husband along to a few of these "meetings" (which consisted of ordering food (or drinks, if we went to a bar/restaurant) and chatting (not so much about our ideas for our own novels, but mostly events that the local chapter were planning.) After about a hour or two of general chit-chat, we'd all break out our laptops and try to work on our writing.
I felt I could not concentrate this way, but I do like to observe people (people-watch, if you will) so I felt it wasn't necessarily helping my writing.
The goal of Nano-Wrimo, is for you to put yourself on a schedule and to type a certain amount of words per day (or I suppose so many pages.) You were supposed to develop the habit of writing every day, and have a good start to your novel by the end of the month.

I am STILL working on getting my thoughts together.  I did have a novel started about a close-knit family of three sisters, and their spouses, children and was hoping to add some intrigue by having one of the sisters "disappear" and the rest of the family to look for her.  But I created about 10 characters and sub-characters, and thought that it was a little convuluted and gave up after that meeting.

One day, I am confident that I'll finish something.  Just haven't figured out what, yet.



Can't tell you how many books I have actually started.


Don't know if I told this story before-if I did, I apologize for repeating myself.

There was a time that I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I lived with a guy. I got my first word possessor (before the PC era) that I bought second hand with the idea that I was going to use it to write my best sellers on. I would get a BRILLIANT idea for a story. I would tell this guy that I was living with about it. He told me, "It has been done before." That took the wind out of my sails. So, I dismissed that idea. Then I would get another BRILLIANT idea. Once again, I would tell this guy my idea and once again he said, "It has been done before." And of course that deflated my balloon. (Don't you love my analogies?  :D :D ;D ;D ;D  )

After doing this a couple of times, I realized a couple of things; 1.) EVERYTHING has been done before, and 2.) Don't tell this guy any idea I get for a story. I wrote my first book after he was no longer in my life.

Yes, it is true that EVERYTHING has been done before but that doesn't mean it can't be done again. For instant, Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story or Lord Of The Rings vs Star Wars vs Harry Potter. And if anyone has ever read a romance novel...


My point is-and this is for EVERYONE, not just for Patty, just keep writing.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/15 at 4:30 pm



Can't tell you how many books I have actually started.


Don't know if I told this story before-if I did, I apologize for repeating myself.

There was a time that I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I lived with a guy. I got my first word possessor (before the PC era) that I bought second hand with the idea that I was going to use it to write my best sellers on. I would get a BRILLIANT idea for a story. I would tell this guy that I was living with about it. He told me, "It has been done before." That took the wind out of my sails. So, I dismissed that idea. Then I would get another BRILLIANT idea. Once again, I would tell this guy my idea and once again he said, "It has been done before." And of course that deflated my balloon. (Don't you love my analogies?  :D :D ;D ;D ;D  )

After doing this a couple of times, I realized a couple of things; 1.) EVERYTHING has been done before, and 2.) Don't tell this guy any idea I get for a story. I wrote my first book after he was no longer in my life.

Yes, it is true that EVERYTHING has been done before but that doesn't mean it can't be done again. For instant, Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story or Lord Of The Rings vs Star Wars vs Harry Potter. And if anyone has ever read a romance novel...


My point is-and this is for EVERYONE, not just for Patty, just keep writing.



Cat
I have decided it is myself that tells me if it has been done before, and never tell any one the outline.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/28/15 at 7:05 pm


I originally set out for 500 per day, but sometimes words do not come to me. This morning it was 100 words before breakfast.


I'm so proud of you!

Are you going to post like two paragraphs for us to read? I'll happily read it.  :P  :P

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/28/15 at 7:08 pm



Can't tell you how many books I have actually started.


Don't know if I told this story before-if I did, I apologize for repeating myself.

There was a time that I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I lived with a guy. I got my first word possessor (before the PC era) that I bought second hand with the idea that I was going to use it to write my best sellers on. I would get a BRILLIANT idea for a story. I would tell this guy that I was living with about it. He told me, "It has been done before." That took the wind out of my sails. So, I dismissed that idea. Then I would get another BRILLIANT idea. Once again, I would tell this guy my idea and once again he said, "It has been done before." And of course that deflated my balloon. (Don't you love my analogies?  :D :D ;D ;D ;D  )

After doing this a couple of times, I realized a couple of things; 1.) EVERYTHING has been done before, and 2.) Don't tell this guy any idea I get for a story. I wrote my first book after he was no longer in my life.

Yes, it is true that EVERYTHING has been done before but that doesn't mean it can't be done again. For instant, Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story or Lord Of The Rings vs Star Wars vs Harry Potter. And if anyone has ever read a romance novel...


My point is-and this is for EVERYONE, not just for Patty, just keep writing.



Cat


I don't care about originality, I care about the $$$$$$! Okay, just kidding!  8)  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/28/15 at 7:12 pm


I have started several books, (or I should say had ideas for characters) which is about as far as I've ever gotten.  Last year, my husband joined the local chapter of Nano-Wrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which always takes place in November (I think.)  I came along to a few of these get-togethers, as an unofficial member.  I was trying to force myself to be more social.  While I do go out to play trivia or Name-that-tune at one of several pubs, I really talk to very few people while there.  I have a hard time making friends, as I tend to be introverted.  Sooo, I went with my husband along to a few of these "meetings" (which consisted of ordering food (or drinks, if we went to a bar/restaurant) and chatting (not so much about our ideas for our own novels, but mostly events that the local chapter were planning.) After about a hour or two of general chit-chat, we'd all break out our laptops and try to work on our writing.
I felt I could not concentrate this way, but I do like to observe people (people-watch, if you will) so I felt it wasn't necessarily helping my writing.
The goal of Nano-Wrimo, is for you to put yourself on a schedule and to type a certain amount of words per day (or I suppose so many pages.) You were supposed to develop the habit of writing every day, and have a good start to your novel by the end of the month.

I am STILL working on getting my thoughts together.  I did have a novel started about a close-knit family of three sisters, and their spouses, children and was hoping to add some intrigue by having one of the sisters "disappear" and the rest of the family to look for her.  But I created about 10 characters and sub-characters, and thought that it was a little convuluted and gave up after that meeting.

One day, I am confident that I'll finish something.  Just haven't figured out what, yet.


What's your favorite genre in novels/books?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/28/15 at 10:51 pm


What's your favorite genre in novels/books?


In reality, I am not, in general, a fan of fiction at all.  I prefer reading true things.  But with my attention-span being the way that it is (I can barely concentrate for long anymore) *Hey look, squirrell!*

I would say I like short stories.  Given those parameters, I guess romance is my favorite, but not historical regency romance. I like something modern day or with a twist (like paranormal romance)
I prefer something that is a mixture of genres, mostly anything mixed with humor.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/04/15 at 10:51 am

For all of you who are curious, here is the first chapter of my children's book.


1. THE WOODS

Ten year old Lily Sherman stepped off the back porch on a June afternoon and started walking towards the woods.
"Be back by supper, Lily," she could hear her mother say from inside the kitchen door.
"I will,” she yelled back.
"And don't get lost," her mother added.
"I won't," Lily replied.
This was Lily's first chance to explore the woods that were in back of her house. Her family had just moved into the house a few days before from the city and her time was spent unpacking. She would stop unpacking to look out the window of her room which was on the second floor of the house and faced the backyard. To the left side of the backyard were many tall trees. In the middle of the trees was a path and Lily could see very little of what was beyond. The woods were calling to her. She knew she would have to go and explore.
Her first night in the house, before she went to bed, she looked out the window. She thought that she saw some small, flickering colorful, lights deep in the woods between the trees and the bushes that surrounded the yard.
"They are just fireflies," she told herself.
Lily let her imagination run away and thought about seven little men living in a cottage in her woods.  She imagined a man  sleeping there who fell asleep a long time ago. She even imagined that there was a gingerbread house in the woods. She knew that she must find out what was really in those woods.
As soon as she stepped onto the path that led into the woods she felt enchanted. There was something special about these woods but she didn't know what it was yet. She was determined to find out. The ceiling of leaves in the woods cut out much of the sunlight but there were patches of brilliance that shone on the path where the leaves let the sunlight in. The old leaves on the path crunched under her feet and she could hear the birds sing their happy tune.
Lily remembered what her mother told her about not getting lost and how there were stories about children getting lost in the woods. She knew if she followed the path and didn't stray from it, she would be fine.
The path must lead to something, Lily thought. Someone must have made it. Every story that Lily had read about woods went through her mind. She imagined the path was yellow and would lead to a beautiful green city. She started singing about following the yellow brick road and seeing a wizard. She looked behind trees expecting to find a tinman. She looked for a cottage. Enchanted woods always seem to have a cottage or a castle, she thought. Maybe a princess was being held against her will and Lily had to save her. After, Lily would be rewarded with riches.
To Lily’s surprise, the path was fairly short. As she reached a clearing, Lily was blinded by radiance of the sunlight. It was covered with bright green grass that reached almost to Lily's knees. Mixed in with the green were spots of different colors of the wild flowers that were in bloom. In the center of the clearing, there were rocks and fallen logs that seem to have been set up in a circle. As Lily walked to the center, she thought that maybe someone had camped there at onetime. She looked around.
On the north side of the clearing was the mountain. She looked up to see if there was a castle at the top. It was very difficult to see because the sun was to the left of her and even when she shaded her eyes with her hand, the light was reflected off the trees and she still couldn't see the top very well. She decided that she would have to go to the top to find out if a castle was really up there. She had climbed mountains before with her father when they went camping last summer but she never had done it alone. She wasn't too sure if she should do it now. After giving it enough thought, she felt that it would be better to wait another day to climb the mountain. It was already late in the day.
Lily turned to see the other three sides of the clearing. Two sides were covered by trees, the west side and the side she just came in through. There were some bushes that skirted the bottom of the trunks that had dots of reds, whites, oranges, and other colors of the wild flowers that grew on them. The huge trunks of the trees were different shades of brown. The further and further into the woods Lily looked, the trunks of the trees seem to get darker and darker in color and some even seemed to look black. The birch trees stood out with their white bark against all the shades of green and brown.  To the right of the clearing were the bushes that touched the backyard. She could see part of her house. As Lily's eyes looked around, many shades of green encircled the clearing as if it was a fence.
Lily sat down on a rock for a while. She didn’t want to move to her new home. She loved the city where she lived all her life. All her friends were there. Here, she didn't know anyone, except her Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Max, and her two cousins, Jeffrey and Peter, who lived near by. Lily only saw her aunt, uncle, and cousins on holidays. Now she would be able to see them more. Peter was in high school. He seemed really quiet to her and they didn't talk much. Jeffrey was only a year older than she was. Lily thought he was a pest and always teased her. They would be going to the same school. In the fall, she would start a new school. She hoped that she would meet someone else besides the creep she had as a cousin before school starts.
Lily's father thought that the country would be a better place to live. Her Uncle Max got a new job for her father and helped them find their house. Lily hadn't see the house until a few days ago. At first she didn’t want to move but now as she was sitting on a rock and looking around at everything, she decided that it might not be so bad. She thought this was the most beautiful place she had ever seen and it made her feel wonderful inside.
Lily noticed a faint smell of food that must have been coming from her house. The sun had just dropped behind the trees and the west side of the clearing was cover in shadows. She realized that it was getting late and she didn't want her mother to worry about her. She got up to start back towards her new home. She was startled by a rustling noise that came from one of the bushes in the center of the clearing and she froze where she stood. She wondered if there were lions or tigers in these woods.  Maybe there was a huge giant who eats little girls for dinner. The bush was too small to hide a large animal or a giant but this didn't stop Lily from thinking about it. There just might be a wicked witch who would cast a spell on her that would put her to sleep for a million years or would turn her into a toad.
It was probably just a bird or a squirrel Lily was trying to assure herself. But it wasn’t working.
With her heart beating loudly, Lily stood frozen wondering if she should run. She knew if she started running, whatever it was might start running after her.
Lily then heard giggling. It sounded like a small child's voice. She thought she was alone in the woods. Could she be mistaken? Could someone have followed her? She didn't know.
"Who are you?" the voice asked.
Lily looked around and didn't see anyone. "I must be imagining things," she told herself. The sound of the voice didn’t ease her fright any.
"Who are you?" the voice asked again.
"I'm Lily. Who are you and where are you?" she asked, still unsure of what to do.
"Lily. You do belong here," the voice reply.
Before Lily's eyes, a tiny person appeared on the rock she had just been sitting on. At least she thought it was a person. It stood about six inches high, with long, green hair, and had wings. She was wearing a dress that had leaves on it that looked like a vine.
"I am Ivy."
"What are you?" asked Lily as she rubbed her eyes to make sure that she wasn't seeing things.
"I am a fairy, the fairy of the ivy vine," Ivy replied.
"There is no such thing as a fairy. Everyone knows that," Lily said as if trying to convince herself.
"No such thing as fairies?" Ivy repeated. “Then how do you explain what you are seeing?"
"I don't know," Lily said. "Maybe my imagination is running away from me again."
Lily had imagined all sorts of things but never this good. She wondered if she was dreaming.
"How old are you?" Ivy asked.
"Ten," answered Lily.
"Most people stop believing in fairies by the time they are about fourteen and stop seeing us when they are about sixteen," Ivy informed Lily.
"Us?" Lily asked. "You mean there are more of you?”
"Oh, yes. Many more."
"Can I meet the others?" asked Lily.
"Someday, but I don't think you are ready to. You don't even believe that you are talking to me, now," Ivy stated.
Lily realized that Ivy was right. She didn't believe what she was seeing. Could fairies really exist, she wondered. If they didn't, how could she explain what she was seeing? She couldn't. Lily didn't know what to do. She didn't know what to say to a fairy. She had never met one before.
"I must be going," she said to Ivy. "Will you be here tomorrow?"
"I am always here," replied Ivy.
"I will come back to see you tomorrow. Good-bye." Lily ran all the way home.
That night at dinner. Lily wondered if she should tell her parents about what she had seen in the woods. She remembered that Ivy said that people stop believing in fairies when they were about sixteen.
"Do you believe in fairies?" she asked her mother.
Mrs. Sherman looked at her husband, who looked up from his plate at this strange question.
Mrs. Sherman replied. "I used to when I was younger than you are now and when I read Peter Pan for the first time. Why do you ask?"
"Just curious”, Lily said carefully not to reveal what she saw in the woods. "When did you stop believing in them?"
"Oh, I don't know. Probably about the time I was in high school," answered Mrs. Sherman looking at her plate so her eyes would not meet her husband's nor her daughter's.
Lily then knew what Ivy had told her was true. She knew she mustn't tell her parents about Ivy or the others. She didn't know what her parents would do. They knew she had an active imagination and would probably say that her imagination was running away from her again. Lily didn't notice her mother lost in her own thoughts.
"I heard you had a walk in the woods, today," her father said to her. "Did you meet any fairies?"
"Of course not. Daddy," she lied as she looked at her plate to avoid his eyes.
“I should hope not," he said.
Lily wanted to talk to someone about Ivy. She knew she couldn't talk to her parents and she didn't know anyone else. She wondered about talking to Jeffrey about it. Lily dismissed that thought right away. Jeffrey would just tease her. She thought about every word that Ivy said to her. She didn't understand when Ivy said that she belonged there. What did Ivy mean by that? Lily was determined to find out. She couldn't wait until her next visit to the woods.
That night before she went to bed, Lily stood at the window. She saw the flickering lights she had seen once before.
"Maybe they are not fireflies.  They must be the fairies," she said to herself. Lily thought about Ivy, and wondered what the others looked like. She imagined them dancing around the circle in the clearing, laughing and singing. She wondered if Ivy was telling the others about her.
She climbed into bed and closed her eyes. She saw Ivy, the woods, the mountain, the trees, and the circle in the clearing as she drifted off to sleep.




Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/04/15 at 4:11 pm

^ ^
I'll read it clearer when I have time. I just skimmed and scanned it.

But I liked the energy of the writing you have.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/11/15 at 2:45 pm

Too bad Philip has eye problems. He seems to have good ideas for his play/script. I hope he gets his eyes fixed and can see well.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/11/15 at 2:47 pm

I had to emit a page from my 90 pages because it became too sci-fi or like the movie, Aliens!  ;D

It's funny to me because my novel is more romance and thriller than sci-fi.

Along the path I go!  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/12/15 at 7:28 am


I had to emit a page from my 90 pages because it became too sci-fi or like the movie, Aliens!  ;D

It's funny to me because my novel is more romance and thriller than sci-fi.

Along the path I go!  ;)


When is your book due for publishing?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/15 at 11:58 am


When is your book due for publishing?



Getting a book published isn't that easy, Howard. Once you have a manuscript written, then you start sending excerpts of it to publisher after publisher after publisher. Some people go through an agent (which is really the way to go) and the agent sends it to publisher after publisher after publisher. But, in order to get an agent, you have to send excerpts to agent after agent after agent. Most writers have been rejected numerous times before they get an acceptance. J.K. Rowling sent Harry Potter to 12 publishers before she was accepted. (13th time's the charm). I'm sure all those who rejected her are kicking themselves. And if you ARE accepted, then most agents/publishers want rewrites. They don't like this or that and want you to rewrite sections or even the entire book.

Today, if you don't want to go that route, you can self-publish. However, there are many self-publishing places out there. You have to do your homework to see which one(s) are reputable. Once you get it published, then it is up to you to promote and sell it. My sister did that for her last book. She is selling it on eBay, her website, and maybe a few other places. It is a lot of hard work doing it that way.

What I did was just printed up about 25 copies since I am not planning on selling it. I am giving it to family members & a few choice friends so I don't have to worry about trying to sell it.


So, the correct question here would probably be, "When will it be ready to seek an agent/publisher?"



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 12:05 pm


When is your book due for publishing?


Honestly, I have not even finished the first draft. There is no limit to how long the book will be, but I believe that it will be at least 300 pages.

As for when it will be published? Ask God.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 12:06 pm



Getting a book published isn't that easy, Howard. Once you have a manuscript written, then you start sending excerpts of it to publisher after publisher after publisher. Some people go through an agent (which is really the way to go) and the agent sends it to publisher after publisher after publisher. But, in order to get an agent, you have to send excerpts to agent after agent after agent. Most writers have been rejected numerous times before they get an acceptance. J.K. Rowling sent Harry Potter to 12 publishers before she was accepted. (13th time's the charm). I'm sure all those who rejected her are kicking themselves. And if you ARE accepted, then most agents/publishers want rewrites. They don't like this or that and want you to rewrite sections or even the entire book.

Today, if you don't want to go that route, you can self-publish. However, there are many self-publishing places out there. You have to do your homework to see which one(s) are reputable. Once you get it published, then it is up to you to promote and sell it. My sister did that for her last book. She is selling it on eBay, her website, and maybe a few other places. It is a lot of hard work doing it that way.

What I did was just printed up about 25 copies since I am not planning on selling it. I am giving it to family members & a few choice friends so I don't have to worry about trying to sell it.


So, the correct question here would probably be, "When will it be ready to seek an agent/publisher?"



Cat


I will need to edit it first, right?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/15 at 12:41 pm


I will need to edit it first, right?



First, second, third.... ;)


My sister is in the process of writing another book (yup-another one). She asked me to proof it for her. Before I had the chance, she sent me another version because she rewrote a few things. She will probably rewrite it a few times before it will be ready to go. It does help to have someone else take a look at it-not just to proof it but to see if what you have written makes sense, if something can be written better, etc. etc.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 1:34 pm



First, second, third.... ;)


My sister is in the process of writing another book (yup-another one). She asked me to proof it for her. Before I had the chance, she sent me another version because she rewrote a few things. She will probably rewrite it a few times before it will be ready to go. It does help to have someone else take a look at it-not just to proof it but to see if what you have written makes sense, if something can be written better, etc. etc.



Cat


There is no official number or anything, but I'm guessing most authors have their novels edited at least four times before it's good and ready.  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/15 at 3:15 pm


There is no official number or anything, but I'm guessing most authors have their novels edited at least four times before it's good and ready.  :D



At least-possible way more than that.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/12/15 at 3:34 pm


Honestly, I have not even finished the first draft. There is no limit to how long the book will be, but I believe that it will be at least 300 pages.

As for when it will be published? Ask God.  ;D


and maybe in the future the book can be made into a film, Hey you never know.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 3:51 pm


and maybe in the future the book can be made into a film, Hey you never know.


Okay, I'm daydreaming now!  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/15 at 3:57 pm

Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/19/15 at 4:21 pm


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.



You can "write" it orally. Use a camera-or another device to narrate it.



Cat 

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/19/15 at 7:00 pm


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.


Welcome back.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/21/15 at 12:37 am


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.


My husband uses a software called "Dragon Naturally Speaking", and a headphone with a microphone.  It dictates everything he says onto the computer and also he can edit it orally by saying different commands.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/21/15 at 10:25 am


My husband uses a software called "Dragon Naturally Speaking", and a headphone with a microphone.  It dictates everything he says onto the computer and also he can edit it orally by saying different commands.



Something like that is what I was referring to.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/15 at 10:49 am

Page 91.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/21/15 at 11:06 am


Page 91.



YAY!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/15 at 1:30 pm



YAY!!!!



Cat


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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/22/15 at 6:15 am



Something like that is what I was referring to.



Cat


The only problem with it is, (well several problems actually...) They update the software frequently, and the updates are not free to the people that buy the software.  Second problem:  The company has an agressive sales department, and they will pester you with phone calls very very frequently to get you to agree to an add-on or an update or something else from their company.  It got ridiculous, and finally my husband got them to take us off their list to call.  It took some doing though. 

But having said that, the software is really good, with nearly 100 percent voice recognition.  Since my husband has eyesight problems (and loves to talk, unlike me) and he is good at telling stories, he finds the software a good purchase for his needs.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 9:19 am


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.


glad to see you back. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 9:20 am


Page 91.


That's wonderful :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/23/15 at 9:36 am


That's wonderful :)


92 now!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 10:23 am


92 now!


8 more pages to go till you reach 100.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 1:52 pm

One of my characters is kind of stupid, sorry, had to have a good laugh at his stupidity.  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 4:44 pm

I just started page 93. I'm at the beginning of it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/24/15 at 5:26 pm

I haven't written anything solid in about six months. I'm slowly trying to get back into it with a short story (20 pages or less) and I think I'll just wait till January to try my novel again because I just have had a horrible year this year, and would rather just start clean and fresh in 2016.

But I'm happy for everyone else who are able to write. Enjoy it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 5:32 pm

Are you going to put all your short stories into one novel of hundreds of pages?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/24/15 at 5:57 pm


One of my characters is kind of stupid, sorry, had to have a good laugh at his stupidity.  ;D  ;D


What do you mean by "stupid"?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 6:02 pm


What do you mean by "stupid"?


He's just goofy in the way he teases his sibling. Not really stupid, just funny and goofy as hell.  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/24/15 at 6:06 pm


I haven't written anything solid in about six months. I'm slowly trying to get back into it with a short story (20 pages or less) and I think I'll just wait till January to try my novel again because I just have had a horrible year this year, and would rather just start clean and fresh in 2016.

But I'm happy for everyone else who are able to write. Enjoy it.


How about writing a Michael Jackson novel?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/15 at 3:33 pm

I'm wondering if I should give my character a mustache, or not.  :-X  :-X

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/27/15 at 3:36 pm


I'm wondering if I should give my character a mustache, or not.  :-X  :-X


What kind of mustache?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/15 at 3:41 pm


What kind of mustache?


There's more than one?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/27/15 at 5:10 pm


How about writing a Michael Jackson novel?


It's been done to death. If I want to make a name for myself, I have to be original.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/27/15 at 5:16 pm


There's more than one?



Actually, yes.


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Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/15 at 5:18 pm



Actually, yes.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/20/dd/e220dd1d6de7da5b6dd6d1341d8c7dfa.jpg



Cat


I think I want my character to have a Dali!!  :D  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/28/15 at 3:52 pm


I think I want my character to have a Dali!!  :D  ;D


Wouldn't you want your character to have a beard too?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/15 at 8:20 pm


Wouldn't you want your character to have a beard too?


I'm thinking about it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/28/15 at 11:11 pm

I finally finished my short story and posted it to my blog.  ;D I know I'm in the zone--20 pages in like 3 days.

So tomorrow, I'll relax and regroup, and then Friday, I'll start in on a new one because I've been away from eroticas for 6 months and I don't ever want to get backed up like that again. I want to write plenty so I have a bunch of standby's to choose from. I have three drafts up already. I practice with the eroticas because if push comes to shove I'll just be a romance novelist, if the possibility of a horror or serious fiction career doesn't pan out. I can write a love scene to melt your face--at least that's what my readers say. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/29/15 at 11:14 am

20 pages in three days. So like 6-7 pages per day. Wow, that's inspiring me there.  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/29/15 at 11:43 am


20 pages in three days. So like 6-7 pages per day. Wow, that's inspiring me there.  :o



That is what I meant by a book sort of writes itself.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/29/15 at 3:03 pm


20 pages in three days. So like 6-7 pages per day. Wow, that's inspiring me there.  :o


that's amazing.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/29/15 at 7:35 pm

Well thanks y'all. I've written ten but it's only about 7:30 I could be here a lot longer. I'd have more but I had to stop for about an hour to take a call. I got six months to make up for. I'm working while I can and enjoying it. Writing is my hobby so this is fun to me.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/29/15 at 8:05 pm



That is what I meant by a book sort of writes itself.



Cat


Interesting.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/30/15 at 11:51 pm

I completed my second story. Outlining another one. I should probably be writing the sequel to the one I just finished and I probably will once I finish this third one.
Cause I have "Trouble in Paradise" completed and posted. "Thick" is completed but still needing proofing and tweaking before I post it, I think I can make the love scene and finale a bit stronger. But I have the basic framework.
Then there's "Copy" which is just the working title until I can think of something catchier, and finally "Thick 2: Twice as Nice"....
I think that's all I got. I have some ideas I haven't jotted down as of yet.  :(

But I'm not posting as quickly as I finish them. I just want a bunch of backups. That's important.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/30/15 at 11:56 pm

Great job!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/30/15 at 11:57 pm

I'm at page 94. I just figured out I have to rewrite the first 1/3 of my novel, but oh well.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/31/15 at 12:08 am


I'm at page 94. I just figured out I have to rewrite the first 1/3 of my novel, but oh well.


Don't feel bad. I dumped the first 200 pages of my novel and starting from scratch in January. And with these short stories, I've thrown out as much as 50 pages before I had something suitable. It'll come.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/31/15 at 1:35 am


Don't feel bad. I dumped the first 200 pages of my novel and starting from scratch in January. And with these short stories, I've thrown out as much as 50 pages before I had something suitable. It'll come.  :)


Yeah, it's part of the writing process. Plus, I'm a very new writer.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/31/15 at 1:46 am

I've been writing since I was 9.

I just got a monkey wrench hurled all up IN my plans. Now in my earlier post, I I lined up all my stories, had them titled and on deck to be written. I've gotten my first side-effect of branching off into 3T writing--my friends becoming fans of the band.
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Now, I'm hung up on Taryll, to the left, and also in my siggy. Most people I know go wild for TJ, to the right. My friend Ebonie, got it out completely for Taj with the braids and now I done got roped into collaborating on a 3T story with her. This knocks my writing schedule out of whack and I DO NOT LIKE TO COLLABORATE. I like to be a solo writer. But I know if I don't do this sheesh, I'll never hear the damn end of it. I was set to do a Taj solo story to the point of co,piling my notes. Now it has to sit. I hate this because I have my ideas arranged in a certain way. This is annoying because I'll be pissed if I lose my ideas. Because I wanted to do a 3T story, then a story for each T and then my sequel. I been off the wagon for 6 months, I don't want to get messed up again!  >:(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/31/15 at 7:43 am


I completed my second story. Outlining another one. I should probably be writing the sequel to the one I just finished and I probably will once I finish this third one.
Cause I have "Trouble in Paradise" completed and posted. "Thick" is completed but still needing proofing and tweaking before I post it, I think I can make the love scene and finale a bit stronger. But I have the basic framework.
Then there's "Copy" which is just the working title until I can think of something catchier, and finally "Thick 2: Twice as Nice"....
I think that's all I got. I have some ideas I haven't jotted down as of yet.  :(

But I'm not posting as quickly as I finish them. I just want a bunch of backups. That's important.


wonderful job. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/15 at 10:20 am

Just to report, no progress for over a month, I am jotting down notes in a notebook, and to dictate I will still have to look at the computer screen. I may start writting with pen and paper.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/01/15 at 10:37 am


Just to report, no progress for over a month, I am jotting down notes in a notebook, and to dictate I will still have to look at the computer screen. I may start writting with pen and paper.


Do whatever can get you off on the right foot. Before I got a computer all my stories were exclusively written in those little black and white composition notebooks.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 7:03 pm


Just to report, no progress for over a month, I am jotting down notes in a notebook, and to dictate I will still have to look at the computer screen. I may start writting with pen and paper.


Glad to see you back on the site. Hope your eyes are better.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 7:05 pm

Yeah, whether you start at 9, 90, or 24 (like me), if you figured out you want to be a writer, well, hopefully your creative juices work.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 7:07 pm

96 pages in.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/05/15 at 9:25 pm

I'm annoyed because I'm trying my best to finish Copy, which I've retitled as Textbook, but right now I have a friend venting at me. And y'all can mark your calendars because it may never happen again, but for the first time in 20 years I do NOT feel like discussing Michael Jackson right now. And I'd like to put the kibosh on it tonight because Friday I'll be all under my feels with the last episode of Jacksons Next Generation if 3T breaks ups...AGAIN. But nooooo I just got roped into a rant about who's a good MJ look alike and who's not and I don't give a flying fudge at the moment. They're look alikes any joker can put on a glove and hum Billie Jean. My own glove is 5 feet away from me!

I had it out earlier with a woman who said Taryll looked like Jermaine. I've filled my fighting quota for today.  >:(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 10:28 pm

I'm marking it. 11/5/15.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 10:31 pm


I'm annoyed because I'm trying my best to finish Copy, which I've retitled as Textbook, but right now I have a friend venting at me. And y'all can mark your calendars because it may never happen again, but for the first time in 20 years I do NOT feel like discussing Michael Jackson right now. And I'd like to put the kibosh on it tonight because Friday I'll be all under my feels with the last episode of Jacksons Next Generation if 3T breaks ups...AGAIN. But nooooo I just got roped into a rant about who's a good MJ look alike and who's not and I don't give a flying fudge at the moment. They're look alikes any joker can put on a glove and hum Billie Jean. My own glove is 5 feet away from me!

I had it out earlier with a woman who said Taryll looked like Jermaine. I've filled my fighting quota for today.  >:(


I have a title for mine too. I'm keeping it a secret for some subconscious reason. I can't put my finger on it right now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/06/15 at 12:34 am


I have a title for mine too. I'm keeping it a secret for some subconscious reason. I can't put my finger on it right now.


I try to title mine before I start writing, because I have so many ideas piled up, I'd never find the document if I didn't title it. "Textbook" was actually supposed to be called "Stare" but I used that already for a Michael Jackson story a looooong time ago. And I still have people talking about Stare , too.

I always have a separate outtakes document so if I cut a part out I don't completely lose it. Because I've had certain passages that I've taken out of one story, and used for another. I'm almost OCD as I write because my technique is extremely detailed oriented. I noticed in the last three stories I wrote, I made reference to the female character's manicure. Elaine's were blue, Ali's were grey and Monica's are French-tips.I just go for realism. I just finished Thick and in it I have the male character, when his girlfriend is ion the floor playing with their dog, he passes her and runs his fingers through her hair. My friend read it, stopped, looked and me and said "that sounds like something someone WOULD do..." That I like to hear.
But as I get finished with Textbook, I'll have to revise a portion of Thick to get it up on the level. I dropped the ball a little bit with Trouble in Paradise. I won't repeat the same mistake.

Pardon my rambling. It's 12:30 and I decided it'd be fun to drink an energy drink--NOW, like an idiot.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/08/15 at 3:11 pm

I'm celebrating like I won the lottery. I had to go in and do a massive rewrite on my story Thick and I just posted it to my blog . It hasn't been a good 20 minutes since I put it up and its had 31 hits. I had people waiting on this. Feels good to be back in the writing seat where I belong. I have to do rework the ending of Textbook, but I don't really care that's an easy fix. Like 5 pages, maybe an hour? Simple. Thick was hard because it was a love scene and I spend half my time laughing at the characters as I write.

Now I'mma kick back and watch my trauma shows and relax.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/08/15 at 7:39 pm


I'm celebrating like I won the lottery. I had to go in and do a massive rewrite on my story Thick and I just posted it to my blog . It hasn't been a good 20 minutes since I put it up and its had 31 hits. I had people waiting on this. Feels good to be back in the writing seat where I belong. I have to do rework the ending of Textbook, but I don't really care that's an easy fix. Like 5 pages, maybe an hour? Simple. Thick was hard because it was a love scene and I spend half my time laughing at the characters as I write.

Now I'mma kick back and watch my trauma shows and relax.


31 is good. I went on a website once, but haven't built a fan base. I only got 3 reads.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/08/15 at 7:39 pm

The rewrite is going to be a bloodbath.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/08/15 at 8:20 pm


31 is good. I went on a website once, but haven't built a fan base. I only got 3 reads.  8)


It went up...it's now 90. I don't know what happened. I joined a Taryll club and a 3T one LAST NIGHT. Put out the notice of the story, and went to bed.  I got up and I was an admin of the 3T club and had people in my inbox from the Taryll club asking abut the story.
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That's just direct hits. It doesn't count the ones that went to the overall blog and read from there.  And I spread my stories around between the different clubs. Now there's three guys in the club and some are hanging out for the solos with Taj and TJ if that's their favorites. My only thing is when I do what I call 2T stories I favor Taryll and Taj as opposed to a combo of either with TJ because I just don't feel TJ so much. TJ is gorgeous, but I just don't feel him. And I don't mind the writing because like I said at any time I can make the characters look like anything. I just write as a hobby. Always have.

I was mad when I wrote Thick because people were ragging Taryll for being portly. He has since lost the weight and it's like 2005 all over again. But I wrote the story as a study about how weight gain and negative body image can affect a person and those around them. And I know this well as I used to be a size 26 at one time. I think its my greatest work, period.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/15 at 9:20 pm


It went up...it's now 90. I don't know what happened. I joined a Taryll club and a 3T one LAST NIGHT. Put out the notice of the story, and went to bed.  I got up and I was an admin of the 3T club and had people in my inbox from the Taryll club asking abut the story.
https://41.media.tumblr.com/a5a983536b1e7b7eaa04afe8d9f0736f/tumblr_nxiz918r8k1sckw50o1_1280.png
That's just direct hits. It doesn't count the ones that went to the overall blog and read from there.  And I spread my stories around between the different clubs. Now there's three guys in the club and some are hanging out for the solos with Taj and TJ if that's their favorites. My only thing is when I do what I call 2T stories I favor Taryll and Taj as opposed to a combo of either with TJ because I just don't feel TJ so much. TJ is gorgeous, but I just don't feel him. And I don't mind the writing because like I said at any time I can make the characters look like anything. I just write as a hobby. Always have.

I was mad when I wrote Thick because people were ragging Taryll for being portly. He has since lost the weight and it's like 2005 all over again. But I wrote the story as a study about how weight gain and negative body image can affect a person and those around them. And I know this well as I used to be a size 26 at one time. I think its my greatest work, period.


They do the same thing on Wattpad. It's likely you've heard of Wattpad, but there's more preteens and teenagers on there than those over like say, 25. They count your reads and likes, it's fun.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/15 at 9:21 pm

I've just done page 97. Just starting page 98.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/11/15 at 8:52 am


They do the same thing on Wattpad. It's likely you've heard of Wattpad, but there's more preteens and teenagers on there than those over like say, 25. They count your reads and likes, it's fun.

I tried Wattpad years ago, but I wasn't too keen on it. I like Blogger better and have several blogs I work on simultaneously. I like how I can customize them as I like and change them and everything. And I don't really want to be in an area frequented by the under-18 set. My stories are erotic in nature and I don't want to ruin anyone's innocence. But I think I elevated the fan fiction genre. Because before I even got into MJ or 3T, I wanted to be a writer. That was my main thing, my main ambition--to write and be published. And when I started reading fan fiction it was literally worse than a 70s porno. No storyline, no plot, and the "love scene" was about as realistic as the restaurant scene from "When Harry Met Sally" it was horrendous. I started writing and people were surprised that there was a real core story leading up to the love scene.
With Textbook, which I put the kibosh on yesterday, I have a young lady seeking a book for a college course. The man has it and is willing to sell it to her. There's this whole hit-or-miss bit where the man is quite obviously enchanted by the girl, but as he's kind of geeky and socially inept he keeps falling short. Eventually his temper gets the best of him, it flares, he grows a pair and takes charge. (I used Taj--the one with braids)
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When I write for my favorite celebrities I study them and have grown pretty good at picking up body language cues from them. I explained to my friend Ebonie about Taryll one day and she was like I need to go into psychiatry. (I have no desire for the medical field) I like to have realism. I want people to read a story and think it could plausibly happen. And I actually prefer to write for 3T over MJ because I can dress them like regular guys and not have to throw so many rhinestones like I do for MJ. LOL But I just put extra and alot into my stories. Because the more I write, even if it is initially 3T or MJ they can be sponged out and replaced whenever I go to the printers. I mean my eroticas could one day be a collection of stories somewhere. And I'd love to see my picture on the back of dustjacket.
I'm pretty cute, I think I'd look good on the back of my book. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/11/15 at 3:55 pm


I've just done page 97. Just starting page 98.


wonderful. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/11/15 at 8:37 pm


wonderful. :)


What should I do to celebrate once I get to 100?  ???  :(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/12/15 at 9:05 am

I've got to jump on my grind. A friend of mine started a Taryll Fan Fiction Club, today, and with out thought I joined. I spit out coffee when I realized I only have THREE  completed stories total and he's only in TWO of them. I just got my work cut out for me, so that means my projects get rearranged yet again:

Thick 2: Twice as Nice (Taryll/Taj)
Lost in Translation (technically a TJ story but I can easily put in a Taryll cameo)
Thick 3: Unfinished Business (all of 3T)
(An unnamed Taryll project revolving around baseball. I hate baseball, but since I scored it earlier this year, I know something about the stupid game.  >:( )

I wish I could be how I was ten years ago, able to crank out one EVERY WEEK. And that was on top of being mama's nursemaid.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/12/15 at 3:11 pm


What should I do to celebrate once I get to 100?  ???  :(


celebrate with a special cake?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/12/15 at 4:56 pm


celebrate with a special cake?


I always reward myself. I'm going to have a Never-Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden tomorrow.
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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/12/15 at 5:01 pm

My 3T reader base is expanding. I completely forgot about my blog until I got a notice on Facebook that someone had shared the link to my 3T story, Trouble in Paradise. So I went over and checked my stats and hollered:
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I posted Thick FOUR DAYS AGO and it's reads have DOUBLED!  :o
And that's just the direct hits. Some people are hitting the overall erotica board and I'm closing in on that 40 thousand reads mark fast. I'm happy to know my 3T stories are as welcomed as the MJ ones are.
And I still have a story I haven't posted yet, and I'm 3 pages into the Thick sequel and once my Venom kicks in, I'll be on a roll.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/13/15 at 9:31 am


I always reward myself. I'm going to have a Never-Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden tomorrow.
https://media4.giphy.com/media/V9zqL1ZILNTmE/200.gif


good for you, enjoy!  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/13/15 at 12:30 pm


celebrate with a special cake?


My birthday is coming up too. Perfect.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/13/15 at 12:32 pm


My 3T reader base is expanding. I completely forgot about my blog until I got a notice on Facebook that someone had shared the link to my 3T story, Trouble in Paradise. So I went over and checked my stats and hollered:
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I posted Thick FOUR DAYS AGO and it's reads have DOUBLED!  :o
And that's just the direct hits. Some people are hitting the overall erotica board and I'm closing in on that 40 thousand reads mark fast. I'm happy to know my 3T stories are as welcomed as the MJ ones are.
And I still have a story I haven't posted yet, and I'm 3 pages into the Thick sequel and once my Venom kicks in, I'll be on a roll.


I used to be on Wattpad. Itś exciting when you look at your reads, and it goes up, up, up.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/15 at 1:18 pm

Iḿ at the beginning of page 99.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/15 at 2:17 pm


I always reward myself. I'm going to have a Never-Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden tomorrow.
https://media4.giphy.com/media/V9zqL1ZILNTmE/200.gif


;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/14/15 at 5:43 pm


Iḿ at the beginning of page 99.


you have almost one more page to get to 100.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/15 at 6:11 pm


you have almost one more page to get to 100.


I dont know how deep I am into the book, because I have no idea how long the book will be. My guess is that Iḿ around 35% into the book. It feels like the intro part, and the warming up to the characters part of a book, is mostly over. Iḿ now in the meat of the book, as people might say.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/15/15 at 10:54 am

There's always a hater. I posted a new story last night and two different people came at me to try to down talk me and say 3T would be ashamed of me for writing my stories.  ::) And I was like really and went to the mat sacking them out and defending myself. It's literally not like this is my first time at the rodeo. But outside of the two, my three stories I've shared have close to five hundred reads, ALONE. That's not including the other 50+ MJ stories I've posted. But those hags knew what they were reading. I stated long ago that my stories contained "mature content" and the damn blog its on is called "Tiffeny's Michael Jackson Erotica" so they're not exactly playing Candyland and watching Disney films. IT's just annoying that someone sees someone doing well--I am extremely popular in the 3T sphere and making friends--and wants to drag them down. They don't know me. I'm stubborn AF and won't back down. Unless 3T or a real representative of them says "Tiffeny stop" I won't. Why? Just because someone doesn't like that I took a leather flogger to Taryll Jackson's backside. That man doesn't have a mark on him--it was just a story. IT'S FICTION.

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And now I'm gonna Spite Write something to curl her hair.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/19/15 at 11:49 pm


There's always a hater. I posted a new story last night and two different people came at me to try to down talk me and say 3T would be ashamed of me for writing my stories.  ::) And I was like really and went to the mat sacking them out and defending myself. It's literally not like this is my first time at the rodeo. But outside of the two, my three stories I've shared have close to five hundred reads, ALONE. That's not including the other 50+ MJ stories I've posted. But those hags knew what they were reading. I stated long ago that my stories contained "mature content" and the damn blog its on is called "Tiffeny's Michael Jackson Erotica" so they're not exactly playing Candyland and watching Disney films. IT's just annoying that someone sees someone doing well--I am extremely popular in the 3T sphere and making friends--and wants to drag them down. They don't know me. I'm stubborn AF and won't back down. Unless 3T or a real representative of them says "Tiffeny stop" I won't. Why? Just because someone doesn't like that I took a leather flogger to Taryll Jackson's backside. That man doesn't have a mark on him--it was just a story. IT'S FICTION.

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And now I'm gonna Spite Write something to curl her hair.


Yeah, creative types, whether writers or painters, take the good with the bad sometimes.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/19/15 at 11:52 pm

Iḿ only half a page from finishing page 100.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/20/15 at 1:18 am


Yeah, creative types, whether writers or painters, take the good with the bad sometimes.

That I understand. Everyone is a critic. One of my friends said 3T sounded like a male version of TLC. I'm still playng them. I don't let opinions cloud my enjoyment.


Iḿ only half a page from finishing page 100.  ;D


Hey that's great! I know you've been working towards that! I'm proud of you!


On Topic: I finally broke 40 THOUSAND reads.
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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/20/15 at 7:20 am


Iḿ only half a page from finishing page 100.  ;D


Congratulations. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/20/15 at 7:20 am


That I understand. Everyone is a critic. One of my friends said 3T sounded like a male version of TLC. I'm still playng them. I don't let opinions cloud my enjoyment.

Hey that's great! I know you've been working towards that! I'm proud of you!


On Topic: I finally broke 40 THOUSAND reads.
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Wow, How were you able to accomplish that? :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/20/15 at 8:22 am

I just read majority of this topic. I really want to get my novel out there, but at the same time I don't want them editing anything. Nor do I want to be forced to rewrite the mistakes I already improved. My writing style for my book is how it needs to be. I may have to go the self publishing route.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/20/15 at 11:33 am


Wow, How were you able to accomplish that? :)

To be honest, it surprises me too. I guess I just have a circle of dedicated readers. Because when I post a story now, I just spread the links around a few fanclubs and my social media and the reads come. But I know I've had some readers since I started when my stories were pitiful. (I looked at my early work, the longest erotica was only seven pages. And in my last erotica, the love scene alone was ten pages.) I reckon I just provide a little escape from the world for my readers and I think that's what any writer wants to accomplish--create an alternate universe that people can be in and enjoy.
But to be honest, I focus more on the storyline than the actual love scene. Because my main priority is a good, solid plot. I just want to be entertaining.That's how my story "Thick" virtually doubled in legnth because I really wanted to show the mental breakdown of a man over his weight. So after he beat up on his little brother for what he mistook as him coming onto his girlfriend, I added two scenes. One where he eats his weight in Pepper Steak at a local buffeet and is thrown out for eating it all, and throwing up in the parking lot, and the other having the emotional breakdown and weeping in the shower, before begging his girlfriend's forgiveness.
And I always write like Michael Jackson and now, 3T, were to read it. Would I be happy handing them a photocopy or would 'I change something--that's my mentality. "Get it as close to perfect as possible".
But I learned if there's good talent on display--I hope I'm talented--the people will be drawn to it. And I see its happening for me. I'm happy.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/20/15 at 11:41 am


I just read majority of this topic. I really want to get my novel out there, but at the same time I don't want them editing anything. Nor do I want to be forced to rewrite the mistakes I already improved. My writing style for my book is how it needs to be. I may have to go the self publishing route.



Self publishing is the only way around not being edited. But there are drawbacks to self publishing-mainly you have to sell the book yourself. If you do go that route, word of caution. Do your homework in terms of self publishing businesses. Like everything else, there are good ones and bad ones. 



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/20/15 at 12:38 pm



Self publishing is the only way around not being edited. But there are drawbacks to self publishing-mainly you have to sell the book yourself. If you do go that route, word of caution. Do your homework in terms of self publishing businesses. Like everything else, there are good ones and bad ones. 



Cat


I plan to just advertise it as a free recommendation right now. It doesn't need to be sold. I just want my ideas to be heard and not to be taken. Right now, it has over 300 reads on SparkaTale and two complimenting messages. That's a reliever. If I'm lucky, a publisher will come to me.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/20/15 at 7:40 pm

Thank you for the congrats.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/20/15 at 7:41 pm


That I understand. Everyone is a critic. One of my friends said 3T sounded like a male version of TLC. I'm still playng them. I don't let opinions cloud my enjoyment.

Hey that's great! I know you've been working towards that! I'm proud of you!


On Topic: I finally broke 40 THOUSAND reads.
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The reads have probably gone up since you originally posted this comment.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/20/15 at 7:45 pm


I just read majority of this topic. I really want to get my novel out there, but at the same time I don't want them editing anything. Nor do I want to be forced to rewrite the mistakes I already improved. My writing style for my book is how it needs to be. I may have to go the self publishing route.


Iḿ guessing that your spelling and grammar are correct, at least. I don´t consider my story original, but if yours is, I´d like a link to it in my private message. I like people with originality, if not, at least interesting.

Good luck on your journey. I think Cat gave you good advice already.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/21/15 at 7:50 am


Iḿ guessing that your spelling and grammar are correct, at least. I don´t consider my story original, but if yours is, I´d like a link to it in my private message. I like people with originality, if not, at least interesting.

Good luck on your journey. I think Cat gave you good advice already.


The words I use, my spell checker detect as falsely used are uncommunicated, untopped or unconsciousing for example. They may not be appropriately used, but you will know what my narrator is trying to say. I fear that publishers won't except my writing style which represent the feel of my novel. Only certain words can be used.

Thank you, man. I'm sending a link now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/15 at 10:15 am


The words I use, my spell checker detect as falsely used are uncommunicated, untopped or unconsciousing for example. They may not be appropriately used, but you will know what my narrator is trying to say. I fear that publishers won't except my writing style which represent the feel of my novel. Only certain words can be used.

Thank you, man. I'm sending a link now.


I have that trouble too. But that's part of being creative. Expressing your thought and meaning in the best way you see fit. Just work it out. I heard JK Rowling got turned down by about 20 different publishers before Harry Potter reached the masses. If you get turned down at first, keep trying. You'll make it.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/21/15 at 11:41 am


I have that trouble too. But that's part of being creative. Expressing your thought and meaning in the best way you see fit. Just work it out. I heard JK Rowling got turned down by about 20 different publishers before Harry Potter reached the masses. If you get turned down at first, keep trying. You'll make it.  :)


That's really relieving.. Thank you.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/15 at 11:59 am


That's really relieving.. Thank you.


I don't spend ALL my time mooning after 3T.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/21/15 at 12:21 pm


I have that trouble too. But that's part of being creative. Expressing your thought and meaning in the best way you see fit. Just work it out. I heard JK Rowling got turned down by about 20 different publishers before Harry Potter reached the masses. If you get turned down at first, keep trying. You'll make it.  :)



She was turned down 12 times-but lucky 13...  I'm sure those other 12 publishers are kicking themselves.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/15 at 12:25 pm

I have not progressed since my last report here, I had thought of a new direction for the book, but recent events put an end to that idea.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/21/15 at 12:39 pm



She was turned down 12 times-but lucky 13...  I'm sure those other 12 publishers are kicking themselves.



Cat


Sometimes life uses irony. Lucky 13, eh?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/21/15 at 12:40 pm


I have not progressed since my last report here, I had thought of a new direction for the book, but recent events put an end to that idea.


Your eyes are probably more important than some other stuff.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/15 at 12:47 pm


Your eyes are probably more important than some other stuff.  8)
Too true.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/15 at 1:05 pm



She was turned down 12 times-but lucky 13...  I'm sure those other 12 publishers are kicking themselves.



Cat

I knew it was a large number. Thanks for the correction Cat.  :)




The reads have probably gone up since you originally posted this comment.


This is true:
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And I was feeling really down last night after my spat with that idiot and then I noticed a kind comment had been left on my blog:
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THIS is why I write. I've gotten so many messages that I inspire people to write. I cried over this last night I was so touched. I needed to hear that.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/21/15 at 3:41 pm

Are you all.....an open book?  ???

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/22/15 at 5:08 pm


Are you all.....an open book?  ???


Lord no.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/22/15 at 8:42 pm

I don´t think anyone is 100% open. That´s strange, or they´re sick, or something.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/22/15 at 9:31 pm


I don´t think anyone is 100% open. That´s strange, or they´re sick, or something.


I've known a few people who share too much too soon. Made for quite a few awkward moments.  :(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/27/15 at 9:35 pm

Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printery though.  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/27/15 at 11:23 pm


Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printery though.  :o


Congratulations! I knew you could do it! I'm so happy for you!  ;D
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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/28/15 at 12:28 am


Congratulations! I knew you could do it! I'm so happy for you!  ;D
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Karma point!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/15 at 7:05 am


Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printer though.  :o


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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/28/15 at 1:19 pm


http://rs105.pbsrc.com/albums/m237/hrhqueencat/Congratulations/balloons0311.gif~c200


I'm really starting to get into the deepest part of the book, which would make sense, since my story is no longer in the introduction phase.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/28/15 at 4:05 pm


Karma point!  8)


Aww thank you.  :)

On Topic: I'm starting to develop the relationships between the characters in my current story. I already tossed three pages because it dragged. I like for my short stories to be crisp, and to the point. Cause I always fear if I make my eroticas too long, people will skip over the actual story and jump right to the love scene. Which pisses me off if I write a 25-30 page story and only 10 pages are actually read! I'm doing the work for the fanclub and unfortunately in the 3T community, TJ is actually the most popular member of the band.
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He's model beautiful, but I have a block against him, because he looks so much like his uncle Jermaine. I abandoned a solo-TJ project because I just could not write it. At the moment I have TJ paired with Taryll just to lighten the burden until I can manage to write TJ solo. I really want to be done with this because I have a friend riding my back about another solo Taj story. I just know I want this current story strong, so if the chance presents itself, I can sponge out the Jacksons and have it as a straight short story. I'll write a solo TJ story eventually. I struggled with TJ even 10 years ago, when I first started this kind of writing.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 3:15 am


Aww thank you.  :)

On Topic: I'm starting to develop the relationships between the characters in my current story. I already tossed three pages because it dragged. I like for my short stories to be crisp, and to the point. Cause I always fear if I make my eroticas too long, people will skip over the actual story and jump right to the love scene. Which pisses me off if I write a 25-30 page story and only 10 pages are actually read! I'm doing the work for the fanclub and unfortunately in the 3T community, TJ is actually the most popular member of the band.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4d/71/87/4d7187862f9235dc04f03391d75a8ae5.gif
He's model beautiful, but I have a block against him, because he looks so much like his uncle Jermaine. I abandoned a solo-TJ project because I just could not write it. At the moment I have TJ paired with Taryll just to lighten the burden until I can manage to write TJ solo. I really want to be done with this because I have a friend riding my back about another solo Taj story. I just know I want this current story strong, so if the chance presents itself, I can sponge out the Jacksons and have it as a straight short story. I'll write a solo TJ story eventually. I struggled with TJ even 10 years ago, when I first started this kind of writing.


One of my favorite parts of writing.  :P

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 3:16 am

I'm taking a break from writing to.....read.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/12/15 at 11:12 am


Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printery though.  :o



Way to go.

I haven't don't much with my sequel. I think I wrote the first sentence and that is about it.  :-[

I guess I am having a hard time starting. I know, I just need to sit down and write, write, write. I can always rewrite later.

Oh, and my 11 year old granddaughter (who's birthday is today  :) ) told me that she loved the first story and wants more. I gave her the heads up on the sequel. She is the only one of the grandkids who have told me their opinion of the book. Of course most of them are really too young to read it at this point-without their parents reading it to them.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/12/15 at 3:55 pm

I'm still fighting with the same problem but I am determined to make a strong dent in it this weekend. Because I'm sick of this story actually and the only reason I'm doing it is because people kept asking me for TJ TJ TJ.  >:( I have other projects I'd rather do that are literally gathering dust because of this.  >:( I want to do at least a half-dozen stories before I have to think about him again outside of a cameo.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 8:18 pm



Way to go.

I haven't don't much with my sequel. I think I wrote the first sentence and that is about it.  :-[

I guess I am having a hard time starting. I know, I just need to sit down and write, write, write. I can always rewrite later.

Oh, and my 11 year old granddaughter (who's birthday is today  :) ) told me that she loved the first story and wants more. I gave her the heads up on the sequel. She is the only one of the grandkids who have told me their opinion of the book. Of course most of them are really too young to read it at this point-without their parents reading it to them.


Cat


If you like writing, you will write.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 8:24 pm


I'm still fighting with the same problem but I am determined to make a strong dent in it this weekend. Because I'm sick of this story actually and the only reason I'm doing it is because people kept asking me for TJ TJ TJ.  >:( I have other projects I'd rather do that are literally gathering dust because of this.  >:( I want to do at least a half-dozen stories before I have to think about him again outside of a cameo.


Yeah, my story sat, gathering dust (not literally, of course  ;D) for about nine months before I picked it up again. It was from January to October of this year that I 'took a break'.  :-X

Hope you write what you want after this section of your story.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/12/15 at 9:20 pm

Thanks, I managed to put down 2 pages as the opening for my story. I consulted my friend Jennifer and asked her if she thought I described TJ alright, she was happy. So that lets me know I'm doing alright. I got tired of trying to figure it out and micro-organizing, so I finally said to hell with it and I'm winging it with no real outline. All I know is the opening is an "afterglow" scene and then I'll spend the next 20-30 pages establishing the characters and getting around to the main event.

I need to pull myself off Wikipedia, but I found it interesting that there were A LOT of writers/artists whom I shared the same birthday (May 8) with. So maybe it's kismet I am on this path. LOL

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/15 at 2:59 pm

With my eyes now feeling better, in the new year I will continue writing on the computer.

Over the past months I have written down notes, plot ideas, so I have plenty tio get started on.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 3:25 pm


With my eyes now feeling better, in the new year I will continue writing on the computer.

Over the past months I have written down notes, plot ideas, so I have plenty tio get started on.


Entertain us!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/15 at 3:29 pm


Entertain us!  8)
Not written down, I think I have the perfect opening and closing chapters, but I just have to accommodate what is in between.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 3:31 pm

I'm at page 103.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/15 at 3:33 pm


I'm at page 103.
That is good you have reached 100.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 5:17 pm


That is good you have reached 100.


Will I make it to 200?  ???

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/30/15 at 9:16 pm


Will I make it to 200?  ???


Don't go by pages. That'll drive you insane. Tell the story you want to tell. Some stories need more pages than others. There's no set limit, just tell the story how you want to.
The only sort of parameters I have are make the love scene at least 5-10 pages long. (kind of calls for it with an erotica) But that's for me in my short stories. In my long form stories, I can make each chapter as long as I like. The people read it. LOL I'm still working on my latest erotica "Take Care" and I know it's gonna be on the longer side, but I wanted to really develop the attraction between my two leads. There's only 3 characters--the male nurse, the girl who's sweet on him, and the girl's grandfather who the nurse is taking care of. However long it takes, doesn't really matter as long as I get the story told as I see fit.
But however many pages you write. I hope you like your finished product. That's the most important thing.  :) Good luck.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 10:45 pm


Don't go by pages. That'll drive you insane. Tell the story you want to tell. Some stories need more pages than others. There's no set limit, just tell the story how you want to.
The only sort of parameters I have are make the love scene at least 5-10 pages long. (kind of calls for it with an erotica) But that's for me in my short stories. In my long form stories, I can make each chapter as long as I like. The people read it. LOL I'm still working on my latest erotica "Take Care" and I know it's gonna be on the longer side, but I wanted to really develop the attraction between my two leads. There's only 3 characters--the male nurse, the girl who's sweet on him, and the girl's grandfather who the nurse is taking care of. However long it takes, doesn't really matter as long as I get the story told as I see fit.
But however many pages you write. I hope you like your finished product. That's the most important thing.  :) Good luck.


Yeah. Plus, there's the rewrites!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/07/16 at 11:59 pm

One man is dressed up as woman in one chapter.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/08/16 at 12:03 am

What's your genre you are writing, or at least planning? I know that Apollonia1986's is partly romance.

Mine is a thriller/romance.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/08/16 at 12:25 am

I'm on page 105.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 6:03 am


One man is dressed up as woman in one chapter.  ;D
Oohh!!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 6:04 am


With my eyes now feeling better, in the new year I will continue writing on the computer.

Over the past months I have written down notes, plot ideas, so I have plenty tio get started on.
Admittedly, I have not made a start yet!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/16/16 at 12:35 pm


Admittedly, I have not made a start yet!


Write a book about an inthe00s troll that trolls people!!  :D  :D  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 12:40 pm


Write a book about an inthe00s troll that trolls people!!  :D  :D  :D
Interesting, takes notes right now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/16/16 at 12:49 pm


Interesting, takes notes right now.


Or an inthe00s member who does decadeology a lot!  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 12:51 pm


Write a book about an inthe00s troll that trolls people!!  :D  :D  :D
"Trip, trap, trip, trap!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/16/16 at 2:54 pm


One man is dressed up as woman in one chapter.  ;D



I started writing a book many years ago about a clone-she didn't know and discovered she was. Anyway, she was hetro but her best friend was gay, who took her to a bar with all sorts of characters and was introduced to a transvestite.


Hmmmm, I should revisit that story.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 2:55 pm



I started writing a book many years ago about a clone-she didn't know and discovered she was. Anyway, she was hetro but her best friend was gay, who took her to a bar with all sorts of characters and was introduced to a transvestite.


Hmmmm, I should revisit that story.



Cat
Our support is with you!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/16/16 at 3:24 pm



I started writing a book many years ago about a clone-she didn't know and discovered she was. Anyway, she was hetro but her best friend was gay, who took her to a bar with all sorts of characters and was introduced to a transvestite.


Hmmmm, I should revisit that story.



Cat


Sounds like the 24th century!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/16/16 at 3:40 pm


Sounds like the 24th century!  8)



Not so much 24th century per say-but future. And it was basically about discrimination. In this case it was the clones who were discriminated against. But, there was also a romance going on, too. 

Unfortunately, I started it using my old dinosaur (using floppy discs if you remember those). Even though I can access it, I can't print it out or transfer it to this computer so either I have to write everything down by hand in that is on the old file or start from scratch.  :-\\



Cat

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