Oct 18, 2009

Vacation Writing

     I love vacations. They are just all around great! I like getting ready to go on vacations, I like being on vacations, and I like coming home again after vacations. I wonder if there will be vacations in Heaven? :)
     The particular vacation that I just got back from was very relaxing. No internet access, that sort of thing. It drove me frantic, but it was good. It also afforded me the time to finish rewriting on my book! Wahoo!
     So, is the manuscript finally complete? Uh... well, not yet. I still need to check with my personal editors to see if they like it (a.k.a. my friends and family). And then I need to type all the chapter page numbers in the Content section at the beginning; a slow, tedious, but necessary process. Then, THEN the manuscript will be done.
     "Done" is a relative term. I doubt I'll ever be done done with it. I doubt any writer is ever completely done. *laughs*
     I was also able to concoct a new work while I was vacationing. I'm going to be beginning a new thing on this blog, hopefully it'll be happening soon. Every now and then, as I get time and ideas, I'll be posting a fictional saga. I have no idea how the story is going to work out... more than likely it will end up pretty crummy. But crummy isn't always bad, right? Especially if you're not writing it to publish.
    I figured that I can't have a blog about my writing journey and not have any of my writing on it. Like I said, I'm just doing it to give you a taste of my writing, not ever planning to publish, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the story. I am the type of writer who likes to criticize (sometimes a little too much), but that is because I like others to criticize my work. The worst thing you can say about one of my stories is, "It's good." Drives me bonkers. What is good??? Or are you just saying that because you don't want to hurt my feelings??? Good and fair criticism is invaluable, as I always say.
     Don't take me wrong; I am not looking for you guys to critique my saga thoroughly. I'm just saying that if you are compelled to, as I would probably be, then have at it. Who knows? I might find out a bad flaw in my writing style from one of you. I hope not, but you never know. *laughs*

Post Tenebras Lux!


Carolyne said...

In my opinion, Heaven IS a vacation! Can't wait to see the new saga thingy on here and I'm sorry about all the times that I've said "it's good." :)

Storyteller said...

*shrugs* It's okay. At least you try to say "it's cool" now. ;) lol

Millardthemk said...

Sweet. I shall be very specific about why I say. I can't wait.

Seth said...

A little tip that may help (sorry if it was late) but if you're using Microsoft to do your writing, you can insert page numbers automatically. Just go to the insert tab at the top, and scroll down to page numbers, it's pretty straight forward from there.j

Storyteller said...

Thank you, Shining Light and Steadfast. Yes, Seth, I knew that, but thanks for the helpful tip.

Seth said...

lol, You're welcome, just wanted to make sure you didn't have to go through every page in the manuscript and type them. ;)

Storyteller said...

I appreciate that. *shudders* That would be a nightmare.
Ooooh. Sorry, I am slow sometimes. I just realized why you told me that. I must not have explained what I am doing well enough. :S
I am not writing page numbers on all the pages. I'm listing the page numbers for all the chapters in my book on a Contents sheet at the beginning of the story. I have to go to each chapter, see what page it is on, then type the number on the contents sheet. Sorry that I confused you.

Seth said...

Oh, that's a bit easier, still doesn't seem like fun though :(

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Me likes to be a critic too ::rubs hands together::

Vacations are great for writing...this summer over a vacation I got like 10-15,000 words done lol

Storyteller said...

No, Seth, it isn't very fun.

Nathan, whoopee! I have a critic!!! *laughs* Wow, that is a lot of words. Well done!