Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Goal 1 Progress: January 25, 2012

Goal 1 Progress should have been
"Update Goal 1 Progress Regularly."

Day 30 - January 25, 2012

Goal: Write every day.

Purpose: To make a habit of writing.

Mini-Goals: Learn the structures to different kinds of plots: Plot 1 - Quest. Learn more about screenwriting for hubby's shows.

Actions: Wrote 2000 words for Josh Journal episode outlines, 500 words of Act 1 Quest story, and totaling 2500 words with an average of about 500 words a day (on the 5 days I wrote).

Progress: Terrible. I hardly worked on that Quest story. I think I should have planned it more so that I would know whether or not my interest in the plot would be sustained.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Goal 1 Progress: January 11, 2012

Perspective demands that my stand-in
be one-tenth of a mountain.
Day 13 - January 11, 2012

Goal: Write every day.

Purpose: To make a habit of writing.

Mini-Goal: Learn the structures to different kinds of plots: Plot 1 - Quest

Actions: Wrote 2000 words detailing an overcomplicated magic system, 500 words of backstory, and 1000 words of story totaling 3500 words with an average of about 400 words a day (on the days I wrote).

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review of Ebook "The Darkline Protocol" by John Phythyon

Short Story
By John Phythyon
4,140 words
Price: Free!
This short story serves as an introduction to the character Wolf Dasher, who is the hero of the novel State of Grace. "The Darkline Protocol" follows Wolf, an agent with Shadow powers, as he tries to flush out the person responsible for leaking information to his country's enemies. The trap he lays reveals a traitor  who is the last person Wolf expected, leading him to a desperate escape.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Review of Ebook "Fire Eater" by Court Ellyn

Short Story
By Court Ellyn
8,300 words
Smashwords / Amazon Kindle
Price: $0.99 USD

Mother Mirrah is on a mission to prove that the lowly, mistreated inhabitants of New Hope prison deserve compassion and second chances. As the prison's new warden, she has appointed herself as their champion with the purpose of seeing to it that they're treated humanely, even the ones who are not so human.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Immersing Myself in eMedia

I've decided that if I'm doing this thing-- writing for web series and dedicating myself to its promotion, which takes up hours of my day-- I might as well go whole hog.

I will be reading ebooks and watching web series, hopefully in significant numbers. I will then review them on this blog. This will force me to reach out and network with other authors and writers, something that I am loathe to do. Also, it will keep me up to date about what's relevant and (blegh) trending.

First up on my Kindle (got a Kindle, ya'll!) is the short story "Fire Eater" by Court Ellyn. I'm halfway finished, and I think I can get a review up by January 5th.