Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Winner!


I have a winner to announce today! Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post spotlighting With a Name like Love, the debut novel of author Tess Hilmo. And the winner of her very own copy of With a Name like Love is Anne Kenny! Congratulations, Anne!

And once again I am changing my blogging schedule. The good news is that I'm finally done outlining my newest wip! (((throws confetti))) I've started working on the rough draft and it feels soooo good to be writing again! But my goal is a scene a day, and that's taking up most of my free time. So from now on, aside from the occasional blogfest or special blogging event, I'll be posting only on Tuesdays to make more time for rough-drafting. Don't you just hate when writing gets in the way of blogging? :)

So, how's your writing coming? What are you working on right now?

43 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Yay for Anne!!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congrats Anne. Tess's book is on my TBR list.

And Tuesdays are a good day to post.

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, Anne!
I'm planning for Nano this month...

Joanne said...

It's always fun to get going wit a new project. That's exactly where I'm at right now, tackling something new ... Happy Tuesday to you :)

Old Kitty said...

Yay for Anne!! Awww lovely Susan! I'm off to get some confetti to throw at you too! Hoooorah for you finishing your outline to you sparkley new wip!!! Yay!! Take care
x

Brian said...

Hooray for Anne!!! It sure sounds like you are making some good progress!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS to Anne!

I love first drafting. It's magical to me. Enjoy your drafting! :)

Talli Roland said...

Yay for making progress, and a big congrats to Anne!

Southpaw said...

"Don't you just hate when writing gets in the way of blogging?"

Absolutely! LOL I've been resetting my goals and redoing my blog schedule too.

I like the scene a day idea. That sounds doable.

Tess said...

Hope you enjoy the novel, Anne! And thanks again for hosting this gracious giveaway and helping me celebrate my launch, Susan. What a blessing friends are!

Patti said...

This book seems to be everywhere. I'm definitely adding it to my list to purchase.

Arlee Bird said...

For me the blogging is getting in the way of writing other stuff. My fault! Maybe NaNo will inject some new fervor in my novel writing.
Good luck with your novel.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Please see my guest post at:
So You Want to be a Writer?

Lynn said...

Congratulations to Anne, and to you too, for finishing the outline and on to the next step of your writing process. My writing currently is dedicated only to blog posts recently (darn day job!) but I am reading an excellent book on writing that is helping me feel motivated to didicate time to work on my WIP's again.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats to Anne!! :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Anne and glad you're off and rolling with a sound idea.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations Anne. And Susan, you go with the writing. Blogging has to come second.

Lydia Kang said...

There's been a lot going on and my writing has fallen to the wayside. I intend to fix that!

Al said...

Congratulations Anne

The Happy Whisk said...

So happy to read that you're done with the outline and a scene a day is FANTASTIC. Go you. Rah.

DEZMOND said...

congrats on the WIP, Suzie!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Good for you, getting your priorities straight. Right now I need to stop reading blogs and go work on my WiP! I'm on my second draft and almost done. 10,000 more words to go!

Have fun rough drafting!
Amy

Janet Johnson said...

Congrats Anne! And you make me realize I need to go work, too. :)

Christina Lee said...

*grabs book from Anne and takes off* :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to Anne! :)

I'm trying to finish my current novel before NaNoWriMo--I'm so close. I think I might just get it done before the 20th, which would give me more time to outline the novel I plan to write for NaNo.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Starting something new is always fun! I'm still editing. Wish there were more hours in the day.

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats to Anne for the win
Congrats to you for the outlining
And good luck with your new schedule and WIP. Exciting.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Woo hoo on finishing your outline. I was about to start mine by got side tracked with edits on my WIP. Maybe next week. :D

Good luck on your first draft.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations to Anne! She's going to love LOVE!

I expect you'll have something to show me next month when I come to visit. :)

Carolyn V said...

Congrats to Anne! The book was awesome. ;)

Working on my same ms. I'm getting a little sick of it.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Congrats to Anne!

Lucky thing. It sounds a good book :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Lucky Anne! Congratulations to her.

And hurray for you! Finishing the outlining is huge. (throws more confetti) I've found that blogging only once a week really does buy me more writing time. There just aren't enough hours in the day sometimes.

Happy writing!

Maeve Frazier said...

Congratulations on the progress you have made. I'll be looking for your Tuesday posts!

Marcia said...

Congrats to Anne! I am gearing up for yet a more intense revision.

DL Hammons said...

*Spits and shakes head*

Dang confetti gets everywhere! :)

Nisa said...

You and I are in about the same spot. I've started my outline and the prologue and first chapter, but my outline is far from complete because I kind of half-outline, half-fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants.

Congrats, Anne!

cleemckenzie said...

Congratulations on finishing that job and here's more confetti to add to your celebration.

I see you're a Planner. Guess you wouldn't be interested in joining our SemiPantser group, right?

Got to go back to work. Am doing my last go through of my manuscript. It's been marinating long enough.

Julie Musil said...

Hooray for Anne! That's so awesome that your outline is done and you're drafting. Good luck to you!

Jackee said...

Congrats to Anne! I'm excited to get this one into my hot little hands. I love Tess!

I'm glad your outlining is done. Yay! Best of luck drafting--I'm revising for a cool friend of mine. :o)

Niki said...

Congrats to Anne :)

And well done you! I'm writing a short story for my daughter, starring her and her pet chicken of course. When my boy realised it was about his sister he went into a major sulk. So the next story is his. Monsters are a must apparantly. haha

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations to Anne!

Madeleine said...

Congrats Anne! Congrats to you too, Susan, sounds like you're making great progress with your WIP. Lately I've been concentrating on research and reading and more research and more reading.

Dawn Simon said...

Congrats to Anne--and to you, too! That's great about your WIP! I'm playing with a new idea and in the early stages of outlining. Outlining is my least favorite part, but I am a total plotter and I love having a strong outline to follow.

Jo Schaffer said...

New WIPS are like a new love affair! How exciting!
My writing is going great!