A Mile Marker…100th Post!

100th-Post1 (credit to Bing.com images)

My stats says this is the 100th post so it better not make a liar out of me. 🙂

My grandpa always said I was “windy” growing up. I never thought when I began this blog that I would get to this point in two years time. I congratulate those that can blog several times a week. I suppose in time I will get to that point, maybe.

My problem is I think of something fun to blog about, discuss it with my “thoughts” and then I forget what it was when I finally sit down to write it. I have a small notebook but forget to jot the ideas down. I guess I should start putting scratch paper everywhere. 🙂

OR

I could place my post-it notes around the house.

14 - 1 I have plenty!

I can usually recall a memory from a few notes so the small ones would be plenty big. I can write pretty small.

Actually, that jogs my memory from school days.

I can remember a few of us girls going through a phase of seeing how tiny we could write. It drove the teachers nuts! The writing was nice and neat, so I don’t understand why they frowned handing the paper back.

Of course, now that I am that age, I do see the problem. I imagine after grading tons of papers the last thing they wanted to see was something so small they needed a magnifying glass to read it. 🙂 It sure was fun though.

I almost messed up blogging about my 100th post. I did those two reblogs, about did another, when a little light bulb went off in my head and I remembered I was about to hit the 100th!

Phew, that was close.

I meant for the 100th to be my first book cover reveal, but I am still working on it. I am also working on my edits. I am over halfway done. When I edit, I edit one chapter at a time. I actually end up editing it close to four times if not more.

I do my crossing out in red,

type it, reread,

retype, shake my head a few times,

talk to myself about how ridiculous that sounds, grab a Pepsi, watch some detective movie,

reread, retype,

daydream the scene with me in it. (LOL), go on to next chapter.

I will come back after a few chapters and read from the beginning till the end of my editing. I can not seem to do it in one sweep from the beginning to the end. In fact, I can not tell you my ending as of this moment. I wrote it a year ago. I’m weird. 🙂

I’m hoping to be ready to hit that publish button by the end of the month. Hopefully, the movie watching won’t delay that. 🙂

I want to start the next book during Camp NaNoWriMo in April. The books are part of what will be a trilogy. I rocked it last year so I have a good vibe about this year!

I like writing in the warmer months better than the colder months.  The last two years, November through February, I have not been inspired to write my book or edit it. I call it my vacation time. 🙂 Sounds good to me.

I have been struggling with the question of, will anyone like my book? I think that has made me slow down on editing the most. I hope people will like it, but at the same time, I am writing it for me first. I have wanted to write a book since I was in junior high.

I am thankful for the technology of e-books. I will complete one dream because of it. 🙂

When was the first time you wanted to publish a book?

10 thoughts on “A Mile Marker…100th Post!

  1. Are those really your post-it notes? I love colorful paper, and I’d like to have that on my desk just to look at it during the day. 🙂

    Again, congratulations on your 100th post. It’s definitely a milestone to be proud of.

    “daydream the scene with me in it. (LOL), go on to next chapter.” — This struck my funny bone. I think our editing styles are similar. I, too, edit one chapter at a time until I’ve wrung it do death. When I get to the end of the book, I start reading it as whole for editing – on the computer, on printed paper, on my Kindle. At some point, I have to stop editing and say enough is enough. Publish!

    There will be people who will like your book. 🙂

    Thanks for the “holler.” I haven’t around been to many blogs lately. There’s a lot going on here right now, and it’s usurping my time! I’ll catch up one of these days.

    • Thank you. I usually look at the view stats but tend to forget the post stats so when I saw it was close last week I knew I wanted to do something.

      Cool, I thought maybe I was a bit weird on my editing. 🙂 I print mine when I think it is done. I have the first half printed and I have already went back and crossed out some errors. lol….

      I keep checking on your blog, I love your writing. 🙂 I will get to reading your next book as soon as I am done with the 5 I already have going. LOL

      Have fun editing and writing!

    • Yes, the post-its are mine. 🙂 Hubby bought me some as a gift for Christmas. My boys like to steal them but they have left these alone. 🙂 I am a post-it, pretty paper, pretty envelope kind of girl! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s