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28 March 2010 @ 12:39 pm
 I think I'm going to start this story over.  I feel like I am meandering and not accomplishing anything with each word I add.  When I first started writing, I had a concept and a vague grasp on the characters.  Right now, the story is sloppy and all over the place and I can't stand it.  My inner perfectionist is itching to start revising and I think I'm going to give in.  I'm not going  toss out what I have. I'm going to sift through it and take out the pieces that aren't trash.  I'm also going to take the time to outline more completely.  Maybe it'll help.
15 March 2010 @ 10:29 pm
 I am the assistant to one of the professors in my program.  We often talk of writing since she's in the mist of writing her memoirs.  Today, we were discussing a conversation I had over Spring Break with my mother about if I had it my way, I'd be a writer rather than a counselor (which she responded by saying to pursue my dream. I love my mom).  

My professor echoed my mother's sentiments and added that she should have began writing younger.  She said wished she'd pursued that more so than academia.  Her advice to me was to go for it.  She said that I was young and had the talent to do it.  She enjoys reading the papers I write for her classes and the last one I wrote was really good.  She said that I "show" the reader instead of "tell" them and that is a difficult skill to master.

Needless to say, that was a great ego boost/motivator.
15 March 2010 @ 10:42 am
 Goal for the week: Write for at least two hours everyday.
I bet you all are tired of one sentence entries.
26 February 2010 @ 09:35 pm
 I think what I'm going to do is start posting little pieces of work on Friday nights. Friday Night Fics I guess.  For now I think I'm just going to post some of the things I've scrapped in the past since I'm a little apprehensive about posting what I'm working on now publicly.

Tonight's piece was from a vampire novel I wanted to write but I just couldn't pull it together. I tried to rework it but that didn't work so I just decided to scrap it.  I might return to it someday when I have an idea on a better direction to take.

Kiss the sky. Make it yours.Collapse )
25 February 2010 @ 05:04 pm
 I can't wait to finish this first draft.  I'm so excited about it.  I already know it sucks but the thought of making it better with each re-write motivates me to finish it.
17 February 2010 @ 10:14 pm
Found this image on a hp tumblr. This quote surprisingly has a lot to do with the story I'm currently working on. 
15 February 2010 @ 07:55 pm
I think I'm going to make a reading list of the stuff I want to read in the next two weeks.
I have a lot of books and I jeep buying more.  
This is a problem.
10 February 2010 @ 10:44 am
This is the first "official" entry to takingfriday . This is a writing journal.  It'll feature a variety of things but mostly it'll be me whining about the writing process. So if you're not into writing and/or whining then don't come here lol.  

I guess I should share a little about myself. I'm Britney. I just turned 23 and I'm an aspiring writer.  Since I can remember, I've always loved to write.  When I was younger if my parents put a pencil in my hand and a piece of paper in front of me, I started to scribble.  When I was around 10 I began writing poems and short stories-most of which I no longer have.  But it wasn't until 2007 that I wanted to attempt writing a novel. I have yet to finish one but at least I'm trying.
08 February 2010 @ 11:28 pm
This is a public writing blog. Don't know what I'll put here exactly but it's here.