Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just Bits, No Pieces

First of all, let me remind everyone that tomorrow is guest blogger day, and guess who's stopping by...

Let me give you a hint--the schedule is over there in my sidebar.

Yep, Terry Odell is going to tell you how she happened to become a writer. As you'd expect, Terry took one of those less-traveled paths, so you don't want to miss her story.


Blog Book Tours

In addition to the Thursday guest blogger series, I'll be opening more guest slots to authors on blog book tours. These tours are great promotional options for writers with new releases, and they're also a powerful tool for attracting new traffic to our blogs.


Just Bits

I'm working on my manuscript today. At least four hours. Today. No matter what. And at least four hours each on Friday and Saturday, too. Yep. No matter what.

And as we all know, those are the words that tempt fate...

14 comments:

Jan Morrison said...
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Jan Morrison said...

ooh had to do this twice due to post pixie.
Patricia - good luck with your marathon writing bursts. I think, if possible, I would like to do that this weekend as the next three days are full. I also want to shift my writing space downstairs as we get ready for our international student so time might be precious. I offer you a reverse hex for the one that may be upon you for declaring your intention today - repeat these words
'As a writer, my intentions I will tell.
Be gone you wicked time-wasting spell.'
And then put some seed out for the birds. That's it. You'll work now. Jan Morrison

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Good luck with your manuscript, Patricia! Hope fate wasn't tempted. :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Well, I will check by tomorrow. Now, get to work! I hope you get lots accomplished.

CD

Cat Woods said...

Good luck on the four hour blocks of writing time.

Also, looking forward to the Guest Blogger. You do a wonderful job!

Carol Kilgore said...

Loads of good luck on those four hours a day. I'm revising. Still.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - Good for you to focus on your manuscript. I'm impressed. And I look forward to reading Terry's story tomorrow.

Karen Walker said...

4 hour stints. Yikes. I'm lucky if I do 20 minutes. Good luck, Patricia.
Karen

Terry Odell said...

If I set a 4 hour block of time to write, I wonder how much writing I'd actually get done? All those distractions. I'm still one of those 'word count' people, so if I add 1000 words to the WIP, I'm happy, no matter how long it takes.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Jan, I love the reverse hex -- I'm going to copy and paste it onto a page (2 actually), make the letters real big, and post one copy on my door for dearest husband and one copy above my computer monitor to remind me to stay off the Internet. And I think I have some birdseed in the garage...

Thanks to everyone else for supportive thoughts and good wishes. And if anyone notices me sneaking around on Twitter or Facebook today, feel free to slap my hands.

The Old Silly said...

I'll have to stop back - I like Terry's writing, bet she'll have something good to share. Best wishes for a good 4 hr ms session, too. :)

Hey Pat - I'm taking my new novel, Beware the Devil's Hug on virtual blog book tour in October. Could I interest you in hosting a stop? If so, contact me off-blog at marvwilson2020atgmaildotcom, ok?

Jemi Fraser said...

You are definitely tempting fate!! Careful & good luck :)

PS - I've got an award for you over at my blog

Lisa_Gibson said...

Okay, you've inspired me to put in some hours on my ms. I've been needing to for some time. I'm determined to now. I hope your writing time goes well.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Will look forward to tomorrow's interview.

Yvonne.