Sunday, October 7, 2012

My favorite writing season is here!

It's cold here in Oklahoma. I'm talking, thick socks and hot cocoa while you curl up on the sofa with the lap top and write, cold. This bipolar state I live in will most likely get warm again before it decides to stay cold, but for now I am enjoying this glimpse of my favorite writing season. 

I don't mean that I can't write any time of the year, because of course I can. There is just something about the fall and winter that I feel gives me permission to hibernate. I love that NaNoWriMo occurs in November when the cold really settles in and the snow makes its appearance. Being trapped in the house by snow while other people are prevented from visiting... now that is perfect writing weather for this writer. *mischievous grin*


I'm working on the sequel to my first book(which is in the submission process right now). It is an intense challenge to figure out that perfect balance of telling just enough that a new reader would understand what's going on and not telling so much that you bore the reader who read the first book. My first critique group session for this WIP really helped me figure it out a little more, and it helped me see that I have a long way to go. I have a couple of new critique group members who haven't read anything from my first MS, so they are a huge help!

Do you have any advice for writing a sequel? Are you in a critique group? What's your favorite writing season? Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? 

Don't forget that the Monstrous Monday Blogfest is on October 29th! I can't wait to read about your monster.

14 comments:

  1. I wish I had advice for writing a sequel because that's exactly what I'm getting ready to do now... And hot chocolate with marshmallows is one of the few reasons I tolerate the cold season. (;

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    1. Something else we have it common! Have you tried your hot cocoa with cinnamon? YUM! So glad I met you, darling Elise!

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  2. I'm writing a trilogy and my secret is to outline the entire story ahead of time, then split it up into three parts. Much easier than trying to writeone book of a series at a time.

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    1. Great advice, Stephen! I did a general outline with an II, MP, and Climax for each book in the series, but the little details in between those things are a bit more challenging!

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  3. I agree. Fall is my favorite writing season too!

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    1. Mmmmm, hot cocoa, pumpkin spice lattes, and cinnamon spice hot tea! So glad to know others enjoy the season with me!

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  4. I have to agree! But being a horror-game author I usually need to be done with my writing about now so I can get the books into people's hands!

    But I do love this time of year for writing.

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    1. Well not wonder! I imagine you get a lot of inspiration during this season. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I love this season too! Speaking of states with bipolar weather, Tennessee went from being 82 to 47 in a day. What the?!?!

    We used our fireplace, the one we haven't actually touched since like 2007, tonight because it was that cold...and the heat isn't working. Awesome. I hope you're having better luck :P

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  6. Haha I just blogged today about loving Autumn. It's the BEST for writing.

    I think I'm going to try to do NaNoWriMo this year. I'm PUMPED :)

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  7. Holy! Sabrina, we are totally on the same wave length! My post today was on series... LOL. I love it. And I'm such a NaNo girl... it's such a fun thing. I love the energy for writing this time of year. It's addicting!

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  8. Fall is just my favorite everything season!

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  9. Fall is just my favorite everything season!

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  10. Fall is just my favorite everything season!

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