Saturday, December 20, 2008

And the PACT shall commence...

I'm going to start working on my YA again. I haven't actually written anything new on it yet (no, that would be too easy), but for the last two nights I've dreamed about it. No story -- more plot and what will make it work. Weird, huh? I'm taking this as a sign that I need to dip back into it.

Suz and I came up with a writing pact. I'm blogging it because I need it public to keep me honest and living up to my part. Every week we must turn in a new chapter (due on her Sunday). Ugh -- actual work. What will I do?

I've told her that I might switch between books. At least that gives me a little leeway if I need to write something else and take a break for a while.

My writing discipline is sadly lacking at the moment. I will get my mojo back. I'm going to rock this hard.

That means that I have to stop reading so much (or not - ha! How could I give that up?). This month I've read 16 books so far (and it's the 21st). Sheesh, I'm behind. That's not even one a day! ;)

So only (maybe) five more books this month and the rest of the time I really do need to write. Really. I do. I need to stop reading, already. And talking about writing, and do it.


Going now.

Off to work.


  1. Get to it! You can do it:) Sounds like a great pact. I have a friend I send rough stuff too as well. Keeps me motivated.

  2. reading is banking work. rewards will come from the act. so no need to stop reading. it's part of your "work"...

  3. Good for you - hope the pact helps! Deadlines are great!

  4. That sounds like a great idea! I hope you can churn out some great stuff every week!



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