Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: Notebooks and No Confidence

I read The Eight Guardian by Meredith McCardle which was action packed and fun, although I wish there was a little more in the past- I tend to like my time-travel that way. Then I read 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen and it was so good- loved the voice and it took me right back to high school. Up next, Emma by Alexander McCall Smith, a retelling of Jane Austen's Emma.

I got about 5k done this week which isn't as good as last week, but I'm still happy with my progress. This WIP has been a total rollercoaster. I just don't have the confidence in it like normal. But I keep plucking away. (Goal: keep writing, don't quit.) I'm also in the middle of beta-ing a contemp YA and I'm about halfway through that.
This is kinda how I feel about my WIP right now

I don't know if this will work for me, but I bought a few notebooks because right now my computer desk is a ginormous mess. I have loose pages of notes for different MS's here and there, plus a couple of notebooks full of random notes for everything I've written. I want to organize my notes by MS, but I haven't got around to doing it yet. We'll see how that works out.

My eight-year-old got baptized on Saturday, so we had company over all weekend. It was busy but everything turned out well. Aaaand, that's about it.


  1. I have a rollercoaster story of my's so tough, but hopefully you'll reach a point where it all comes together and feels right again!

  2. Notebooks always help me organize. For the most part, I have one for each WiP I'm actively working on or just have ideas for. Hope it works for you too! 5000 words is great for the week. That's my goal for this week. :-) I'm struggling with confidence in my WiP as well, so I can relate. Hope this week is better for both of us on the writing front! :D

  3. I swear by notebooks. Mine are full of story ideas, lists, revision/editing notes, research, and just about anything else you can imagine. They aren't very organized, but at least when I need to look for something I wrote down, there's only one possible place that info could be. Hope you find that as useful as I do!

    My current WIP has been a rollercoaster too, so I can relate. You're really cranking out the words though, so that's great! I hope you start to feel more confident about it soon!

  4. 5000 words is still progress! I find notebooks are a great way to keep things organised. Hope it works for you, and good luck with the draft! :)

  5. I think 5k is pretty awesome! Good luck with the organization of the notes. It's so hard, isn't it?! All those great ideas come faster than you can keep track of them and pretty soon they are all out of control. Been there. :) Have a great week!