Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Progress on WIP

Well, I just lost ten minutes of typing by trying to download an image from my computer. I began my new novel A Change of Heart on January 6, 2010 and have not missed a day of writing since. Here it is Jan. 30. My worst day was 58 words and best day was 1620 words. Wish I had more days like that. Today I penned 945 words. Of course nearly every day I should be doing something else but I'd get no writing done if I adhered to that. I'm worried that this won't be a full novel. I'm at 20402 words now. Leroy and Jody are in their sophomore year second semester and Jody is up to her old tricks at holding Leroy at arm's length despite Leroy doing her a great kindness which you can read about in Lab Partners, the ebook introducing these characters. Will Leroy ever be able to get close to Jody?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More on WIP

I'm continuing on my work in progress with the romance between Leroy and Jody, characters in my short story Lab Partners. I started on January 6 and have been writing every day. I'm beyond 10 K words now. Jody remains standoffish to Leroy and she senses that he's crazy about her. Gretchen, Jody's roommate wants Jody to have romance in her life and she strives to get Jody and Leroy together much to the dismay of Jody of course. A good day I'll write a little over a thousand words but that was offset with a dismal 58 words one day. Well, at least I wrote a paragraph. Thanks again to Anne, Miss Mae and Laurie for commenting below. Larry

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Work in Progress

I've just started on a new novel, my fifth. It is entitled A Change of Heart. The characters are the same ones in my online short story Lab Partners. Is it possible to plagerize your own work? I don't know the implications of this so I must check on Wild Rose's contract to see if there is a problem me doing this. By the time I complete this novel Lab Partners will probably be gone from the Wild Rose catalog anyway. Nobody is downloading it any more or at least very few are. Leroy and Jody are my favorite characters. I actually wrote a sequel to Lab Partners but never submitted it.
A Change of Heart is my first attempt at writing from two view points, Leroy and Jody. We'll see how it works out. Please comment and check me out. Larry

The name of the game is REJECTIONS

Since last posting several months ago, I've reaped two more rejections from Wild Rose. The stories are Photo Beauty, a story I had critiqued at Antioch and revised extensively, and a story entitled Runner's High which relates to my knowledge as a runner. The story is purely fictional by the way. I'm not 59 years old and I'm not sweet on a 28 year old woman runner.
Presently, I have a story being considered by Wild Rose, tentative title of Buck's Wake Up Call. I'm waiting on the fate of that one. I've turned in a novel to Whimsical Publications for Janet's consideration. I have my fingers crossed on these two. See next post for a work in progress description. Larry