One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds

“I’ll be back.”

The Terminator & Ritu

It’s the last One-Liner of the year so I thought I’d join in, one last time, but not last for good if you know what I mean?

As of the new year, I am bowing out of my daily challenges, so I can actually get my rewrite and editing done on those blessed WIP of mine. I’ll still be around, you know me, I can’t stay away. Spidey and Chai will definitely be happening, it’s just the other stuff.. for a while at least…

2019 will be the year.

I hope…!

No, I don’t hope, I will make something happen. By the end of the year, there will be a book available, with my name as the author… whether it is by indie means or other… it will be there, and with any luck, another will be well on the way too!

Now, I just need your writerly vibes to help me along!

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For Linda’s #1LinerWeds challenge.

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 165 – Achieving Goal

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

 

 

A lovely quote Spidey, very fitting for my recent achievements too!

As many of you know, I finally finished writing my first draft on my WIP – my 18-year-old writing project.

I wrote seven chapters before starting the blog in November 2014. Those seven chapters had been crafted fourteen years previously.

That was when my novel dream was born.

And I continued to dream, but life, and maybe an element of laziness crept in.

I mentioned my idea and fledgeling manuscript to a few friends and family members who were encouraging, but I still didn’t actually do anything with it.

Instead, I had babies, then restarted my teaching career.

But my book baby?

That story wasn’t going to write itself.

Plucking courage from the support of fellow bloggers, I posted those chapters, in order to get some feedback and an idea as to whether it was something worth pursuing.

Boy, did those of you who read it give me a jolt! (In a really positive way!)

I needed to continue it! And I talked (wrote) about it incessantly, but another 2 years went by before I actually took to the screen again, to try and achieve my dream.

My #RiNoWriMo project in August added another 60,000 words to the project, and I was exhausted. It wasn’t finished, but I could see the end!

It took another seven months before I took to it again, but I did a lot of ‘talking’ about my teenage WIP… and how I wanted to finish it… before finally taking that last step and getting to the end.

So, instead of talking too much more, I embarked on a Camp RiNo, and just went for it.

And now, I have that full first draft manuscript in my hands, it feels so good!

The dream of publishing it is still a little while away, but the fact that I have a full story written is the first, huge step that I have taken to reach my goal.

And I WILL get there!

Is there anything you have really wanted; a dream you wish to fulfil, or a goal you want to achieve? Tell me about it in the comments, then start planning how you can actually reach it!!!

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

#WRITESPIRATION #147 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 52 – WIP @sacha_black

I must start this post with some sorrow… after a looooong time, Sacha has decided to retire her #Writespiration weekly prompt.

I have not been a participant for the whole 147 weeks, but I started part-way, and most definitely completed Sacha’s last 52 weeks of 52 words challenge for the last year.

Sacha is a very talented author, and has branched out into author help books too. On top of writing, she is a working mother and wife, and I can totally understand her decision to take a step back from this particular challenge. Operating any challenge is hard work, the monitoring, and collating of all the entries, the thinking of the prompts… it takes a huge amount of time, and I salute Sacha, and all the bloggers out there who take the time out to actually do this, on top of real life.

I do think she’s going a little easy on us though, with this last one… as it is already written, we just need to measure out the words!

Sacha’s #Writespiration prompt this week:

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

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This week share the last 52 words you wrote on your current WIP.

So, as many of you know my current WIP is hitting it’s 17th year and is so near to completion!… I managed to get to over 69,000 words during my August self-imposed #RiNoWriMo!

Seems funny to see the last few lines I wrote of [working title] Wedded Stress! Forgive me, I used a little artistic licence to make sentences fit the 52-word limit!

“Yeah, I am. But a little nervous too. I’m not sure I like people I don’t know looking at my photos.” She fiddled with the tape deck.
“Well I can’t wait to see Arjun’s photos of me!” Rani piped up from the back. As she did, Bali slipped his arm behind her.

 

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Thank you again Sacha! And to you, Peeps, who have continued to read my ramblings!

One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds

“Is it possible to say all that there is to be said, in one line?”

In which case, why do we write stories and posts that are reams long???

Just pondering, as I continue with my WIP!

( And see what I did there, I couldn’t contain my thoughts to one line – like I ever do lol!)

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For Linda’s #1linerweds challenge.

Ritu’s WIP – WIPW Guest Post

Thank you, Shaun for inviting me over to do a guest post for you! My WIP and I are eternally grateful!

Please leave any comments on the original post! 🙂

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Welcome to Work in Progress Wednesday! Where we discuss your work that’s in progress!

As I mentioned back on Monday, the future of the Clouds is one that’s bright, positive and all about sharing creativity… With that in mind, we’ve got a Guest Blogger who embodies all those traits and more! If you’ve been around the blogosphere at all, she probably needs no introduction, but for the rest of you let me introduce… Ritu!

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Hi, my name is Ritu, of www.butismileanyway.com. I am a wife, mother, teacher, blogger, poet and wannabe author!

Thank you so much to Shaun for inviting me over to his blog today, to have a chat about what I am up to, creatively at the moment.
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