Saturday, March 31, 2012

Goodbye Captcha, Hello Robots!

Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons
Several of you have told me recently that you couldn't leave comments on my blog due to that pesky little word scramble at the end. That thing has been the bane of my existence for awhile, but I couldn't figure out how to make it go away. And then today, I logged into my settings, and--surprise!--all I needed to do was select "no" under the drop-down menu that asks me if I want word verification. Ta-da!

(Not the most technologically savvy writer here, clearly...)

So, that's that! I don't even care if you are a robot... I'm excited to start hearing from you!

Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Still Electric, But...

Now my brain kinda feels like this...

A Big, Scary, Angry Mess (Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons)
Isn't that the way it always happens? I'm getting dangerously close to the end of my WIP now, and the realization that I have to tie up all these loose ends AND come away with a satisfying conclusion is a bit... yucky.

Exciting, though, too. Crossing my fingers I pull this off!

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's Electric in Here!

Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons
Hi folks! It's been twelve days since my last post, but I have a really good excuse. It's March Madness now, and my goal is to write 10,000 words this month. I have been thankfully and beautifully sucked into my WIP, and I'm hoping this frenzy pays off!

Don't you just love that electric swell of inspiration that coats your insides when you work through a story problem? And how fantastic when your characters begin to come alive and talk to you! I've certainly been experiencing lots of these moments so far. I've also been experiencing some of those beat-your-head-against-the-wall moments, but thanks to my critique group and my friends at #wipmadness, I've found plenty of support, too.

You'll have to forgive my rambling, but I'm on a mission now. And since my WIP takes place in Yosemite National Park, I have lots of beautiful photographs to look at for inspiration. Here's one of my favorites, a view I got to experience every day the summer I lived and worked in the park.

Have any of you been plugging away at your WIPs this month? How are your March Madness goals progressing?