Friday, June 8, 2012

Writing a book - Analogy 1

Old MacAuthor had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a book, E-I-E-I-O
with a NANO here, and a NANO there,
here a NANO, there a NANO, everywhere a NANO, NANO...

Wait, now I sound like Mork from Ork! Ha!

But seriously! How many Nanos are going on right now? Bunowrimo, Junowrimo, Camp Nanowrimo...? June is crazy with new novel writing!

It's like spring is in the air! And love is all around. Love of a new, shiny idea for a book. Just like a fresh romance, writing down magical words and developing characters and backgrounds and worlds can be so exciting! Ah those first dates! Even when you finish that first draft and begin editing your words, and seeing your mistakes, letting your guard down that changes need to be made, it gets difficult and trying at times, but you stick with it, take the time, put forth the effort - if you want the relationship to last. I love my book so I will persevere!

Breakthrough: The Adventures of Chase Manhattan (The Breakthrough Trilogy)
get it here!
Hope you all are doing well with the new novel writing or whatever phase of the relationship you are in! I am still looking for that spark of a connection to choose which book I'm going to dive into in August. I'd love to hear about your new beau, or current love - what are you working on?


Author Stephen Tremp  is making his super exciting book, BREAKTHROUGH available to download for free Monday and Tuesday, June 18 – 19th. For these two days, anyone and everyone can go to Amazon and download a copy of Breakthrough for no charge!
(I already bought mine!)


Tyrean Martinson said...

Sweet news about Breakthrough!

I have to admit I'm a little jealous of the JuNo,BuNo, CampWriMo writers out there. I would love to be writing something new, but I'm sticking with my revision of my WIP - now called Champion in the Darkness (used to be The Crystal Sword), which is about Clara, a troubled, but amazing young swordswoman who needs to keep hold of her faith to survive (and hopefully defeat) the darkness that overwhelms her nation. And just writing that little blurb got me excited about my project again . . yay! All those other crazy ideas for stories just need to rest until I've got Clara's novel polished up.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Oh, and BTW I'm giving you an award today at my blog - The Great Comments Award!

Julie said...

Oh, that's awesome, I love Stephen's books! Thanks for the heads-up.

And, I wanted to let you know I tagged you for the Lucky 7 Meme today on my blog. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm participating in BuNo! Making good progress on my next book as well.

LD Masterson said...

I'd love to get into one of these WriMo's but I'm up to my neck in re-writes. Gotta get those done first.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I think that's the wrong motivation for me. I'm pretty sure if someone said...write...I would curse at them.

Have a great weekend!

Emily R. King said...

I'm excited for Stephen's book and all the new novel writing. It's motivating to see other writers working so hard!

Angela Brown said...

I've become so consumed with getting the first draft of NEVERLOVE done and starting revisions soon for MINGLED and getting some critting done for a few authors of interest that I haven't really had a chance to check out all the different -WriMos.

About that analogy, unlike the first date with that guy and his mistakes and yadda, yadda, well...I can just handle the book soooo much better lol!!!

Dana said...

Sadly, I haven't written anything new in a while. I've just been working on revising some poetry and rethinking my collection of short stories. I hope to start on my YA novel idea soon, if I can ever find the time.

Christine Rains said...

Ha! I haven't thought of Mork in years. Have a great weekend!

McKenzie McCann said...

Yeah, I wish I was participating in the Nanos right now, but June is just too busy for me.

I am seriously considering doing NaNoWriMo this fall, though. As in, I'm really really tempted.

Lynn Proctor said...

wow that's all very exciting--his book looks great!

L.G.Smith said...

I've been in a stable relationship with my current trilogy for a few years now. We just celebrated our two year anniversary in April. :)

Neil said...

I was building up for NanoWriMo...but hey, I have a current beau who needs my full attention! Time is hard enough to find so suddenly doing something else wouldn't help!!

Currently writing a first effort based on my Great Grandad's diary from Ypres in WWI. Currently posting excerpts on my blog:

Congratulations L.G. Smith on your two year anniversary - Tin Soldiers and I are only just celebrating one year!!

Mark Koopmans said...


I nearly "hung up" when I read the Old McDonald thingy... Have been singing that allll day and having just put the boys to bed... I was like hahhhh.... grown up time... and now the song is stuck in my head again :)~

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm in the 'glancing across the room shyly at someone cute' stage! They haven't glanced back yet, but I'll let you know when they do :-)

Tara Tyler said...

Tyrean - so glad you could pump yourself up! and thanks for the award!

Julie - thanks! 2 awards back to back! awesome!

Alex - way to go! never doubted you!

LD - I am trying to finish this last round of edits before August, those other books are chompin its heels!

Heather - how's this "write, don't write, i don't care," or "I dare you to finish your edits!"

Emily - it is inspiring!

Angela - i hear ya! sounds like you don't need a nano write now, your datebook is filled!

Dana - i'm curious to hear about it!

Christine - you're the only one to say something about him! you have a nice wknd too!

McKenzie - do what's best for you! there seems to be more popping up all the time

Lynn - they are thrilling!

LG - sounds like it's time to take the next step, go to the next level, etc, hmmm?

Neil - love your book premise, that will do well!

Mark - sorry, dude. figures, right?

Annalisa - thanks for staying in character! and your prince will come =)

michelle said...

I've been wondering about these Wrimo thinggies... Nano, Juno, Buno, Campo... are there any more waiting to "pop out of the woodwork" at odd times? Are they related? Siblings? Cousins?

Andrea Teagan said...

Sticking with it can be so hard sometimes, but you are totally right! I'm glad I found your blog :)


unikorna said...

Hi Tara, I am too in great need of a spark when it comes to my writing and I was actually hoping to get some advice from much wiser authors such as yourself :).

Neil said...

I think it is impressive how you have got your blog so well followed - how?! OK, I've only been blogging for two days but I'm desparate for some feedback on the exceprts I've posted!!

How do you get your blog so well 'out there'?

Unikorna - too right! Advice is precious!!

Tara Tyler said...

andrea, thanks! you are so sweet!

unikorna, there are many wiser authors to earn from out there!

neil, go comment, do blogfests and be your interesting self!

Tara Tyler said...

unikorna, learn from, oops!

Jan Morrison said...

Hey Tara! I've done the NaNo but I'm like the BuNo better. Smaller by a gazillion and friendly - but you know that! I'm so enjoying diving into a completely fresh new book after nearly a year and a half revising. Oh, I still have revising left - I finished working on one but I have a couple more that need the editing pencil. Ah well, I NEEDED to be able to just relax with a bunch of folks I've never met before - and I'm having a gas. Yep, spring romances are sweet.

Morgan said...

Man, I haven't recovered from the November NaNo yet, LOL! I love it though. And gooooo Stephen! I need to go grab that! :D

Peggy Eddleman said...

So many nanos! Kinda exciting. :)

I'm working on edits. Edits, edits, edits. I'm hoping that sometime soon, though, I'll get to work on WIP again! I'm kind of in love with it, and was so sad I had to put it on pause!

Leigh Covington said...

OOOH! Great to know about Breakthrough! I am on it! Can't wait!

And I am writing the second draft of my book. It's actually going really well and I'm excited about the improvements and changes! :)

Anonymous said...

This month I'd like to finish revising one manuscript and finish edits on another.

I'm going to post a shout-out about Stephen next week.

Have a great week.