#WIPmo 

11/01/2013

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So, I have made an executive decision for myself.
Because... you know, that is the only kind you can make on behalf of yourself.
Anyway.

It is #NaNoWriMo and I so badly wanted to participate this year. 
BUT.
I am 40k into my WIP (remember what this stands for non-writer friends??)
So me and few of my writing gals of Twitter have decided to do #WIPmo or Work In Progress Month.
We are going to check in every week and hold each other accountable. So that we hit our goals on our manuscripts that have been slow in the making. I am trying to reach 65k words by the end of the month. So my goal for November is 25k words + Edits for the entire manuscript. 

I'm actually pretty stoked on it. 

So NaNo'ers and WIPmo's let's do this. 

*throws glitter in the air* 
*does backflip*


(Are you feeling my cheering you on- because I am a fantastic online cheerleader.) 

READY... Set... Go GO GO! 

Good Luck.
Do Work People.

Xo,
Ruby
 

NaNoWriMo

10/17/2013

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You might be asking yourself what the hell is NaNoWriMo. 

Well, let me tell you.

It's National Novel Writing Month. People from all over the world participate in the challenge to get 50,000 words of a novel written in one month- that month being November. 

There are a few key terms that you should know. 

Planners: Outline. Character bubble charts. Overall organized perfection prior to writing a novel.

Panster: Aka me. Aka flying by the seat of your pants. I know how to outline, don't get me wrong. It's just that when I write my characters dictate the story. (cue crazy creepy writer music) (she hears voices, she is so weird- I'm okay with it.) 

Then there is the mash up of the two although I don't really know if they have an official title.

So my major debate right now is: I am 36k into my current work in progress (wip for short) and I am to the EXCITING part. The big bang, the climax-if you will. So my question is... do I finish my YA sci-fi thriller or do I start writing book 2 in my Thalassa series? What do you think?? 

I would love to hear from you! 

Are you a panster or a planner? 
Do you write systematically or balls to the wall? 

Xo,

Rube

 

The Hook

10/10/2013

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When I find myself trying to describe my current work in progress to my critique partners, I get fumbled up on the words. With 'Claiming Ataris' my sister and I sat down and brainstormed for an hour just on what the log line should be. The thing that grabs you and makes you want to read. I am writing a YA sci-fi thriller you would think I would have plenty of hooks to go on... and I do. I think that is the problem. Which part is THE part that will make an agent, editor, and ultimately a book buyer want to read this book? 

I will give you an inside peek on my work via hashtags- here is what my story involves, ready?

Okay.

#CIA
#earlyrecruiting 
#superpowers
#savingtheworld
#romance 
#family
#governmentagents 
#superpowers
#superpowers
#evilvillains 

Did I mention they have super powers? 

Ah okay good.

So now I have to go back to writing my action packed novel. It is different and new and so much fun to write. Wish me, and the characters, luck as we try to save the world. 

Do you think you  might want to read this someday? I hope so

Xo,

Rube