Monday, May 14, 2012

Kick start Monday - Are you writing?

Hope you are! But first,

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Let the appreciation spill into everyday =)

And if you missed Friday's Writing a Book post, the comments were quite revealing & funny! You should check them out!

Anyway, I have been writing like mad! Major editing sessions, reworking my first five chapters - they needed more excitement and less back story details. I have to get ready for a Writer/Reader Get Together put together by Lori Foster! It's the weekend of June 1st. And I am scheduled to drop 2 pitches! My first ones. I'm scared. But I'll talk more about that on Friday...For now:

Many of you are participating in Alex's Blog Hop of First Loves today! He snuck the announcement into the A to Z fest. I couldn't do it justice with all my editing, so I will just read about y'alls!

To keep the write juices flowing, I am going to attempt a flash fiction for Cheri's Lightning Flash Fiction Blogfest next week. I may need a break from my MS after cramming for the pitch sessions!

What else is going on? What's your WIP progress report?

PS - Saw the Avengers this weekend - top notch entertainment! it had everything you could want from a blockbuster - tons of action, magnificent special effects, star-studly cast, snarky repartee, pure hearts, and comic relief (Hulk will not disappoint, he really does steal the show!)

24 comments:

Peggy Eddleman said...

Yay on writing like mad! Best of luck with edits. And how exciting to have two pitches! I love pitch sessions!

And oh my gosh I loved Avengers. It's even better the second time. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Good luck with your ms and your pitches! :)

I'm still working on Story A Day in May and also on a ms for a conference I'm going to in the Fall. I'm struggling a bit with POV (did a post about it last week) but it'll all work out...I hope! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry you couldn't participate this time but hope you enjoy all the blogfest entries. And wasn't The Avengers awesome?

Rena said...

I am writing like a crazy person! I got feedback on something I'd already entered in a contest that boiled down to "Those chapters aren't necessary, tear them apart and sprinkle that information through the rest of the novel."

So yeah, me crazy busy.

And Yay Avengers!

Victoria Lindstrom said...

My WIP is on its third draft - I'm writing like mad! BTW...I can't wait to see The Avengers!

Annalisa Crawford said...

I wasn't going to do the First Loves blogfest, but the thought of sharing David Essex with the world was too good to pass up!

Samantha said...

I'm editing the first ten chapters like mad because I plan on sending them to my CP by Friday. So yeah, I'm a tad busy :P

And OH MY GOSH THE AVENGERS (sorry for yelling). Can I just say give me more of Captain America ;)

Cassie Mae said...

The only problem I had with the Avengers is I couldn't figure out who I liked the most! It was hecka awesome! :)

Dana said...

Yay for all the writing you've been doing and good luck with the edits!

Dana, who's probably the only one who hasn't seen The Avengers.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

I haven't seen The Avengers yet, either Dana. LOL. But I'm going Sunday and will spend the entire movie drooling all over Thor. My husband has been prepared. :D

Christine Rains said...

Great work with all your writing and editing. I'm still trying to catch up on blog stuff! I also think I'm the only person who hasn't seen The Avengers and I won't get a chance to do so until it comes out on DVD.

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on the writing progress! Good luck on your pitches. I'm sure you'll do awesome. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

HAven't seen the Avengers yet - but it's on my list. Just have to talk the hubby into going with me :)

Lynn Proctor said...

my son was not thrilled with the avengers but my dil loved it!!

McKenzie McCann said...
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McKenzie McCann said...

Wow, you've been busy, Tara. Good luck with the flash fiction. I'm off blog hops for a while, as you read on my blog. I totally sympathize.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Avengers was great! Nice progress report! My WIP is in the midst of revision, and I should be working on it now, . . but I will be soon, when my kids are in dance class and I won't have Wi-Fi available.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for visiting during the blog fest. I'm interrupting my hard core editing to participate today.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Good luck with editing! I saw Avengers last weekend and I loved it. The Hulk was pretty awesome and pretty easy on the eyes... :)

Carrie Butler said...

Writing like mad? Awesome! :D

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck for the writing get together. Those can be daunting!

And YaY for lots of writing!

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!

And yay for Avengers! Really exceeded expectations!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

LOVED Avengers. I might actually pay to see it again. So many FUNNY callbacks. Giving Flash Fiction a try also. Good luck on the contest and the editing.

Heather M. Gardner said...

You sound so happy busy! I love that. Best of luck in everything.
I am figuratively crossing my fingers cause if I really do it...can't type! I'll be thinking of you!
Heather