Returning to my WIPs #Iamwriting

Hey Everyone,

I’m still around and kicking. It has been a hectic last couple of years with the college courses I’ve been taking. I think the worst is just about over as I am beginning to see a lull in the middle of the term which may give me that time I need to start writing once again. Next month I will be a senior with four more terms until I graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree. Then I will have one year left as I seek my Masters of Science in Accounting.

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I think my writing style may have changed for the better. We will see as time progresses and those WIPs move closer to completion. Then there will be the edits and hopefully, I will have a few Beta Readers by then to tell me what they like and dislike about the stories so I can maybe tweak the storyline a little bit.

In fact, today I located my files for Insane Desires and the Lady from Hayata. It took me almost an hour to track down the correct file for Insane Desires. I knew I had quite a bit done, more than all the other files were saying.

I think I will be moving away from using Scrivener. I have found the software distracting, and I can get more done when I am using Word.

Scrivener is a pretty cool program, but it has too many bells and whistles to play with, and I always am more productive with Word.

The Writopedia word counter meters are not working at this time. Both books are right around 33% done.

NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. I may decide to sit this one out and focus on finishing at least one of the WIPs this year.

 

How about you? What is your preferred writing software?

Finding the Keyboard

It’s been months, no almost a year since I sat down at the keyboard to work on one of my stories.

It feels great to be able to get past the chapter that was blocking the progress. So far, this week I have added nearly 3k words to Insane Desires. My plan is to continue tackling this story and complete the first draft by the end of summer. I don’t plan on getting crazy with word counts. Just working one hour a day on this has added more words than what was written for the entire year.

I will try to post a weekly progress update announcing the weekly word count.

Small word chunks will be written during one hours time. Goal – to perform daily.

Happy summer!

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Word count for 6/22/2017 = 26,030

Word count goal for this book is set at 50K minimum, but more will be better.

I love this cover!

Is Facebook Fading Away?

I remember when Facebook became the new social media of the times. I was a Myspace person. That was the site that brought me into the social media structure. I love the way the site was structured. Everyone had a page that resembled a mini website. We could put widgets and photos up to decorate our site and make it personable. But unfortunately, this wasn’t for everyone. Some people thought that Myspace was too complicated to maneuver.

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Then Facebook opened, and we all flocked there instead while Myspace became the social media of the past. Now, it is a site for music lovers.

I don’t think Facebook it is going away anytime soon. I still see many of my friends posting on a regular basis. I believe we are filtering out the information we pay attention to more. As far as popularity goes, I don’t think the site has lost its edge. Though, I never had many teenage friends anyways.

Maybe the teens are becoming educated about the damaging effects social media can have on their future careers if they don’t use the site properly. One of the biggest promotions to the media platform was the negative news media Facebook received in the early stages of its life. That was when teens, mostly, were committing cyber bullying with adverse consequences on people’s lives. This seems to be less of a problem these days.

I’m on Facebook. I don’t think I use the site anymore or any less than I did in the beginning. For me, the site is about catching up on the latest news about friends, family, co-workers, and classmates. It is the alternative to picking up the phone to talk to someone. We share images and videos to show the events that are happening in our lives. I feel I have become a little bit closer to those who I have friended on Facebook over the years. Not everyone, but more so if I had never connected with them.

The majority of my social media time is spent on Facebook, closely followed by Twitter.

I heard that Facebook has a new privacy policy. Supposedly the policy allows the company to use our posts for advertising. I really don’t think they should be doing this. But then again, we do post photos all the time and share this media with friends and family, leaving the door open for anyone who would like to use our content. I guess copyright laws do not apply to Facebook, bringing about an ethical question.

Will we draw the line if a new social media site becomes popular?

Maybe, but for now, I will continue to be a Facebook user.