Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kat on Assignment

Check out the newest post on the Companion Blog to The Gateway Series. Kat is on a solo assignment and isn't loving it.

Kat on Assignment Pt. 1

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012, Week 1

Just thought I'd check in now that we've made it through the first week of the new year. I don't know about you guys, but I'm thriving! 
I've set up an awesome little writing nook for myself which I love. I've started the process of purging things I don't need anymore--like my old desk. I realized that unlike when I used to do a lot of video editing for my short films, I simply don't like working at a desk. Whenever I go to a coffee shop to write, I'm always choosing a comfy armchair. So, out with the desk and in with a new armchair! 
I've also started a new writing practice which seems to be working for me. I have a serious information addiction. I used to wake up and check my email and Facebook before even getting out of bed! (And I know I'm not the only one...) 
Now my alarm goes off at 7 am and I don't even look at my phone. Except to turn off the alarm, of course ;) I sit up in bed, still sleepy eyed, and bang out 500 words. They don't have to be 500 good words, in fact they are more of a brain drain than anything else, but I don't even make coffee until those words are done. 
I've found this to be so helpful. One, it helps me get onto the page anything that's running around in my brian: stuff I need to do, something I dreamt about, etc. But after a couple hundred words, I start thinking about what I'm going to be writing that day. I used to do that before, but not until I sat down to write, "officially" for the day. I'm liking this way so much better because I find that I get excited for what's to come, so that instead of it being a chore to sit down and start writing, I'm eager to. 
So, I get the 500 words done--some dross, some a helpful map of where my writing day is headed. Then I feed both of my addictions; caffeine (only one cup per day) and information. I spend 30 or so minutes catching up on email, Facebook, Twitter, and curating my ScoopIt pages. If I'm hungry, I have some breakfast while I do it. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Companion Blog to The Gateway Trilogy

As promised, here's the new blog for all things related to Gateway:

Companion Blog to The Gateway Series

I'll be posting weekly so check back regularly! On the blog now: Taren's filed notes from his time spend inside Windsor, including when he met Callie and Ember for the first time.