Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday Check In and Contest Time

Monday is here again. Have you ever noticed how long it takes for Friday to come around and yet Monday loves to zoom right on in? For some reason I think when God was creating seven days, Monday was his hyperactive child. Flying around the room, arms raised, hands waving wildly and with a loud voice screaming out, “Pick me, pick me.” While Friday sat back in the corner staring off into some unknown universe without a care in the world, not even thinking about being picked.

Okay, probably not one the best analogies of the weekdays but you get the idea of my thoughts on Monday verses Friday. :)

Check in time.

This week I wrote 3577 words. WhooHoo! I’ll gladly take them. At least until I’m in edit mode. Then who knows how many will stay and how many will be shipped off to the deleted scene/words folder. However, since I had three days this week I didn’t do any writing they’re great words right now. All I can say is, thank god for Sundays.

Contest time.

This past Saturday we had Rita Herron as our TARA workshop speaker. She was awesome. Rita has sold over 30 books to date and was one of the Sweet Valley writers when she started her career. From Sweet Valley to intrigue she made the jump with flying colors. I’ll blog about the workshop and dinner later this week.

Her book Anything For His Son is a fabulous read.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

The Boston blackout turned terrifying for Ethan and Rebecca Matalon when their five-year-old son was kidnapped. Rebecca suddenly forgot she'd been in town to finally get divorce papers signed. All she could focus on was little Jesse, her adorable boy who was afraid of the dark, taken by a vengeful madman.

Ethan had saved people all over the world on his secret missions, but could he save their son? His arms gave strength and comfort to Rebecca—the woman he'd never stopped loving—but their life together wouldn't be worth saving if they lost Jesse. Frantic, trapped in a nightmare, Ethan had to focus. But time was running out, as darkness was descending….

Check out the excerpt here.

At Rita’s website you’ll find great writing tips for the writer along with her other books.

So how was your week? Did you reach your writing goals? Have you set any new deadlines for yourself? What about new books? We love to hear about the books you’re reading and what you loved about them.

I’m wishing everyone a great week whether its writing, reading or whatever you love to do.

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


December/Stacia said...

Lol Friday was too cool to stump for attention.

Didn't get as much done as I would have liked--in fact, nothing since Wednesday. :-(

Bill Clark said...

Okay, probably not one the best analogies

Actually, I think that *is* the best analogy I've come across so far this week, and I'll bet it keeps the lead until Diana or Erica put on their thinking caps to try to come up with a better one! :-)

(And even then, who knows? Maybe Miss Vicki will win the "Analogy of the Week" contest!)

Jill James said...

Did do some writing, about 500 words. Gearing up for Karin Tabke's First Line Contest, starting tonight.

robynl said...

what a nightmare to have a child kidnapped or lost; I just can't imagine the pain and agony.

Erica Ridley said...

Yay for 3k words!!!

E <-- who loves *all* analogies, incl this one =)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Isn't it always hard knowing that those hard-won words may get deleted in the end? You've gotta do it, but it's painful.

I'm hoping for a really good writing week--good luck to you too!

Vicki said...

D/S - you had a great weekend though and you'll make up the words. I know you will. :)

Bill - awww thanks

Jill - Yay for writing and moving the story along. Good luck in the KTFLC

E - I love them too and thanks for the Yay! :D

Patricia W. said...

Congratulations on upping your word count, especially with your very busy weekend!

Family schedule didn't allow me to get over to Carrollwood but hope the book signing went well.

Vicki said...

Patricia - we missed you on Saturday. Sorry you couldn't make it.

Maybe next month you can come to the TARA meeting.

Ava said...

Congrats on getting the word count! I didn't write at all last week, but since yesterday I've got 2000 words written which I'm very pleased with. I'm hoping I can keep it up!
Have a great week:)

Tammy L. Browning-Smith, J.D., LL.M said...

What an AWESOME blog! Thanks for visiting - your blog and website give me something to aspire to!


tetewa said...

Had a great weekend one of my friends got married on Saturday. She looked beautiful and the reception was a blast. This book by Rita sounds good.