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Don't you just hate when you write a scene and you have it almost completely edited and then you realize you have it in the wrong point of view?

Yeah, me, too.



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writing about it certainly helps

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Yay! To the writing, not to frustration.



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and yes I did -- every day now I have been journaling about my weight loss progress (or my frustration with the lack of progress)

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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...and did you? :)



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you are so correct just do it

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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No "may" get some writing done; just do it!

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yay! Write like the wind!!! :)



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I finally have time off of work -- I may even get some writing done!

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Good. Well, not so much about the car, but the people.



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everyone is fine -- car damaged but all are fine

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I hear that! I'm not going to comment on your second item because I don't want to jinx myself, but I hope everyone is okay.

It took me a while to get into the groove of writing every day (and add two kids to the mix). And summer is a whole different beast when the kids don't go to bed at a nice, early time.



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my time -- between work, car accidents, a husband, my attention is going 100 different directions. I will finish what I have started

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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6/20/16 1:35 P

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Lou, I love that! So, here is my emoticon

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What stopped you from finishing? Or at least continuing?



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have been writing -- a bunch of things started

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Darn tootin'!



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well then I am a writer as I write in my journal daily

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Woo hoo! :)

I write every night (except for nights when I can't, but REALLY can't, not just I don't feel like it can't). It's a job.



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If we call ourselves writers, then we write, when we can, for however long we can, where we can, on any topic we can.

We think about the writing process, we talk about writing and the business of writing, we seek those of like minds and we gather to share ideas, to inspire, to encourage, to motivate each other.

We make NO EXCUSES!

In my opinion,

May I get a emoticon ?

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today is writers group -- lots of things started nothing finished

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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And I had one this weekend, so I'm raring to go!



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yes so do I

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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That's good! I always feel energized when I come back from an RWA meeting.



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writiers group motivates me

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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All good stuff, people! Writing, writing, writing!

I kept thinking yesterday was Sunday, so it's weird that today is Thursday.



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I have beenkeeping a journal of my weight loss journey -- and I am in a writer's group

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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An interesting site:

www.fanstory.com/index1n.jsp

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I'm sorta burned out but will try -rrrmmmph, romph hack - I will try to chit chat. I've actually been writing -almost everyday. Good goin' Abby- yeah, some days hours disappear into my computer.

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okay I have decided to rejoin team. lets write

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Okay, writers - no chit-chat for over a month? What's up with that?



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Need background on murderers for your book?

Check out: murderpedia.org/

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So, I'm polishing up the first 30 of my MS because I want to enter it in a contest. And I keep reading stuff that has NOTHING to do with the story. *sigh* Too many descriptions about unimportant things.

Where's my delete key?



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I plan on it!!

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Definitely a start! Keep going!



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I have actually started up again in my journal -- a start

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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And I actually like it a lot. I didn't think I would, but I've been here for over 15 years...



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well at least you are writing -- my job is very -- well uninspiring

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Nice, Pathfinder! I write for a living, too - dull, non-creative technical manuals!



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I plan on making it happen

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

confusus

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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OMG -- it has suddenly (well, this month, anyway) dawned on me that I now have a job in which I write for a living! They're paying me to do what I love -- go figure!

I got a new boss and she supports the curriculum I'm working on -- I get to write for hours, and they pay me. And then, they read what I've written, and they like it!

Don't wake me up, I like this dream!!

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yes I know the feeling --- between overtime at work and other things it is hard to write

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I hear you Gwynlee! So do I. I'm so close to getting my first WIP done yet finding the time is hard right now.

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i neeed to write more

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I do both equally.



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well -- most of my friends don't get this but I prefer to talk. I could talk on the phone for hours. But I love to write -- I need to do it more

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Been noticing how few words we've been writing in the thread.

So, the question comes to mind: Is it easier for you to write or talk?

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hi back. same here

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Hey, Gwynlee! Nice to see you again!



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thanks.

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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i have decided to rejoin this group as I am writing in my journal and for my writer's group

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I think it depends on what he ate before...ahhhh...never mind! LMBO!

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Mmmmmm... sweet and salty...



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Chocolate and popcorn huh? Sounds...interesting...to me! ;)

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I've been writing mt 100 plus words daily basically just to get back into the habit of writing. Period. But it's adding up a number of good ideas and giving me direction. No love scenes among the chocolate and popcorn, but now that I think about it, maybe...


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good luck! :)

I get it with the word counts. Makes sense. Most of my love scenes are a scene in the chapter.



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Yeah it is Abby. I asked in my RWA forum about length and was told around 5000 words was good or until I was happy with it. Since the chapters in this WIP are around 1200-1500 words it spread it out. But like I said, it's a pretty aggressive love scene when the character hasn't been that aggressive before. So I'm going to finish the scene and then try to trim it back some. Wish me luck!

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your love scene is two chapters long?????
that's a whole lotta lovin'.



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Hellooooo...I know I've been MIA but I's so close to getting my WIP done (first draft at least!). I'm in the midst of a love scene (so far it's like 2 chapters long) and just realized the actions of my hero in the scene are a bit more aggressive then he'd been in any other part of the story. I think I'm going to have to back the sex stuff a bit.

I'm so excited to almost be ready to proof read it!

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Yay!

It does add up though seems small at the time of writing. Plus, it's easy to get started thinking it's just 100 words and often you can write more than that. I miss the occasional day, like yesterday, but overall have been keeping up and am going to continue through January.

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I've done 100 words for 100 days challenge. It adds up! 10000 words when you're done.



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I'm impressed with your perseverance. I'll write 100 words a day for one week too, starting today! (Ouc, I can't believe I committed to that!) Thanks for (the very gentle kick in the butt.)

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Making slow but steady progress. Writing only 100 words or so a day does take a while but it adds up over time. End of November I had around 33k on the novel and now I'm at over 40,000. Think the final draft will be over 60,000 and in January I might try to do 250 a day most days now that work will be calmer.

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been writing in my journal regarding my weight loss journey -- not muich else

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Keep forgetting I'm in this group. Oops.

I don't often write the weather because it fell into the cliche and most of the time doesn't move the plot forward or provide too much as I'm not very descriptive of setting in most of my stories. Though I did start a scene with weather once for a blogfest because the goal was to "break the rules" or something like that. It was fun.

I've done a little writing. I basically made a goal to write every day but all I have to do in order to succeed is write 100 words on a novel. So, it took over a week to finish a chapter but I've made it through chapter 13 at long last and my novel from this year's nanowrimo attempt now has over 37,000. Should get up past 40k at least by the end of the month if I keep going as I often get closer to 200 words a day. 100 is an easy number to hit as it's one long paragraph of a few short ones.

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*laugh* That's the opposite of Florida. We have only two seasons, too. Summer and Not Summer.

I don't write around the weather, though every year at this time I start to think I should write a Christmas book. ;)



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never thought about writing about the weather. I have lived in Minnesota so long it almost a joke --- like did you know Minnesota has only 2 seasons? Winter and the 4th of July!

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{ shiver }

Do you write about the cold during warm days or vice versa?

Sometimes watching winter movies on a summer day makes me even hotter because of seeing all the coats, sweater, scarves, hats, gloves that people wear in the movies.

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we have our furnace going. cold out b.ut not bad .f.or Minnesota

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Still crazy here... and cold. We are using only a small electric heater. ha!


Looking forward to getting my life back on even keel.


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you are so correct about finding the time to do what we find important.

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Writing? Ahh, yes, I remember that.

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I had to reaquaint myself with my manuscript last night, so I'll be writing tonight!



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i have not had achance to write iether

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emoticon Fellow Writers! (We need a better name than that) ~ eye roll

How is everyone doing this season? I haven't had a chance to get back to writing. However, I have a new fence, going to get a new faucet, and a new wall heater. Ah geesh! Still crazy here!

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ha thanks. i ahve a hard time with fiction

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Oh, it's definitely the self-educating about the disease that causes the problem -lol. Thanks for pointing out the issue. I have a bad tendency to write confusing prose- and I suspect that's why you phrased your observations so obliquely, eh?

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that sentence below is confusing -- does educating oneself about the disease cause heart disease or does diabetes cause the heart disease??

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Lou! That's exactly how I read it!!!



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yes I think it is easier to read a book rather than write one. However, It may be easier to write that short story -- and keep the story and turn it into a book.

What I have learned is this: it starts with small steps. write a sentence, then a paragraph. then an essay. the more I write, I some how learn to expand that idea/topic

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In the Orlando Sentinel newspaper an article on diabetes had this sentence about a man with the disease:

"Ensign, of St. Joseph, Mo., began by educating himself about diabetes, which makes him two to four times more likely to develop heart disease."

Sounds to me that his odds of having heart problems would be less if he hadn't educated himself about diabetes. emoticon

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DEM: emoticon Sounds like you know what to do. Keep us posted, okay?

Does anyone ever get to the point where you think it is much easier to read a book than to write one?

Why do we write? (Would this make a good topic?)

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I used to enjoy the Christmas holidays a lot but not so much since I'm older and alone. I wrote a piece about that once, but got so much flak about parts of it (not all of it without merit) I just stopped. Did I mention I'm easily discouraged? -about writing and weight loss and I suppose many other things as well. Guess it's time to resurrect that article, my self- esteem and my attitude about weight loss as well. That should keep me busy until January at least.

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i need some fun

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Yeah, upbeat and fun!



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that does sound like a good book

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I've had some jobs where I was thrilled to be let go!

I read a fiction book about a gal who worked in a copy center job. She had so much time on her hands it was ridiculous. She was bored to tears. And then this guy walks in needing an order done for his online greeting card business. While talking with him, she doodles on a piece of paper. He makes it into a greeting card and they become partners. Because she works at this place, she gets a discount on the print jobs. They make money hand over fist. LOL! I loved that book! Very inspirational.

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doing a little writing but nothing about the holidays yet. this just gave me an idea to write about, though

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