Sunday, February 20, 2011

Writing Wrap-Up I

I’ve decided to start a weekly wrap-up (at least I hope I can keep it weekly) that summarizes my writing experiences. This will include a listing of all blog posts for the week and my experiences writing the Miscorrection series. Hopefully you like my picture pun that accompanies this post. And if you could care less about the wrap-up below, I hope each week's picture is enough to make you visit each Sunday. There's nothing like a good wrap!

This week I wrote five blog posts. Most of these were generic. In other words, they just relayed information and didn’t give much of my personal thoughts. They included posts about self-publishing for Nook using the PubIt! system, and information about Miscorrection being available on Smashwords. All of these relayed information and scattered within the posts are some of my reasonings on why I found these items interesting.

PubIt! – Self-Publishing for the Nook

Breaking Miscorrection Into Smashwords

Press Release Announcing Miscorrection On Smashwords

I also wrote a book review this week for Disintegration by Scott Nicholson. As with all my book reviews, I don’t give away the story. But I do list what I liked about it, what I didn’t like about it, and what I loathed about it. Finally, I summarize my overall feeling on the book.

Book Review: Disintegration by Scott Nicholson

The final post I made was entitled “The Fiction of Being Real” and it talks about my thoughts on creating a believable universe in a story.

The Fiction of Being Real

Finally, my writing of the fourth novelette in the Miscorrection series went well this week. Currently I am halfway through writing the story. I have found that as I continue to write, it become easier to write quicker. Also, I had an experience in the writing that was fantastic. At the very moment the main character had a revelation about something important to the story, I felt as if I experienced it with the character. It made everything more real, and the experience influenced me to write the above post on my blog, “The Fiction of Being Real”.

That sums up the week in writing. I realize I’m writing more and more and it is becoming more natural for me to express my thoughts. And I’m able to do it quicker. I’ve done all of this between going to work, spending time with my family, and handling other responsibilities. I’m not quite sure how I am finding the time, but I am. It will be interesting to see what the next week of posts brings!