Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Good habits of Successful Writers

For the April A-Z Challenge I've written a short list of the good habits of successful writers. You can read it over at the Insecure Writer's Support Group.

Thanks: I recently won a kindle edition of Melting the Ice Queen's Heart. A big thanks to Amy Ruttan, the author, and to Nas Dean at Romance Book Haven. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Project update: As some of you know, I've taken on a huge non-writing project while I'm still writing. I'm not ready to say exactly what this project is until I have something to show for it. However, I'm still super excited, I'm learning heaps, and I'm re-learning heaps more. I'm sorry I haven't been around as much. I hope you'll all understand. I'm still popping around when I can, though.

What have you been up to recently? Has the A-Z challenge kept you busy? 

I hope to see you over at the IWSG to check out the good habits of successful writers.

73 comments:

  1. Really curious about the project. A gaming project?

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  2. Sounds like the project is fun and challenging. Hopping over to IWSG.

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  3. I believe writers need to develop good habits. It would make writing much easier...

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  4. Your project sounds very exciting. Good luck with it!

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  5. Congrats on your new project!

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  6. Sounds like a project you are surely excited about

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    1. super dooper excited, but it's sending me a little insane at the same time ;)

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  7. I just won something Nas's blog, too! We are lucky this month, I guess. And you have a project to look forward to. A truly happy April.

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    1. Ha! Congrats to you too. I think I'll call it Awesome April.

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    2. I think so too... if I do say so myself ;)

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  8. Great post today at IWSG. Can't wait to hear about your project.

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  9. Very, but that's the fun of it. :)

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  10. Didn't enter A to Z this year, and it's good, given all the drama I went through these past few weeks.

    Best of luck with your mystery project. :-)

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    1. Yikes. It sometimes happens that way. Wishing you less drama and more smooth sailing.

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  11. Ooh, I'm curious about this project. And I'll hop over and check out your other post now. Maybe I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong. :P

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    1. I should've added a point about being patient ;)

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  12. I'm a wee bit envious. A-Z is very demanding, and I'm wondering if it's worth it. Plus, I'd love learning new things on a non-writing project! Have a great time and I can't wait until you share with us. :)

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    1. It's why I didn't do a full A-Z this year. It IS very demanding. Lots of fun too though.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm neither a ghost believer nor a debunker. I just enjoy tales of the supernatural ever since I was a kid and watched Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. :)

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    3. I LOVED the Twilight Zone--both the old black and white reruns and the more 'recent' colour version. I don't think I ever got to see the Night Gallery though.

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  13. My head is spinning trying to keep up with everyones A-Z!

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  14. Hi Lynda, I am eager to know what your non-writing project is. Will hop over to the IWSG site for your post on good habits of successful writers.

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    1. I will reveal all in good time! (Unless you can't wait, then shoot me an email)

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  15. Hi Lynda!
    I also won a book over at Nas's place! A paperback!
    That mystery project sounds so exciting! Have fun!
    And I like your emphasis on reading for your H-post at the IWSG site.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Congrats to you too!!
      I put such an emphasis on reading because it's importance is often underestimated.

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  16. Oh, how intriguing: Your mystery project sounds ...cool!

    Congrats on the win. I do love winning books. X

    shahwharton.com

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  17. I've been having a lot of fun with the Challenge. It certainly does keep my busy with reading blog posts and commenting on as many as I can, but I've gotten into a groove now so it doesn't take me all day. haha

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    1. Glad you've found the groove. It can take a while to find sometimes.

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  18. My goodness, I totally understand you not being around much. I hope your non-writing project is turning out exactly how you want it, and that it showers you with cheese. =)

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    1. Brie... or an aged cheddar... or a Blue Brie!!!
      Thanks so much, Crystal.

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  19. I want to know about this top secret writing project! Good luck keeping up with it all.

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    1. Pop me an email and I'll tell you all about it.

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  20. Congratulations on the win! And yay! For the new *top secret* project!

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  21. Sounds like you've got a lot of creative fun happening - that's the best!! Enjoy :)

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    1. It truly is lots of fun and challenging and awesome. All at the same time. Thanks, Jemi.

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  22. This project sounds exciting and I can't wait to read about it.

    Yes, A to Z is keeping me very busy.

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  23. A new project? Congrats! And thank you so much for visiting!

    A to Z is great! Oh, and I just finished writing a story to submit for kids, 7 to 10 years old. Will have to let it rest for a few days before I submit it, though. :-) And I hope to have my first YA novel available soon.

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    1. I'm impressed you managed to find the time to finish a story during the A-Z. Good luck for when you submit it.

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  24. I'm wondering if your new project has something to do with video. Telling a story through a moving medium.

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    1. Yep, there is still storytelling. I can't seem to move away from that aspect. It's in my blood methinks.

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  25. Ooo, a msyertious project...what tension:) You must be an author;) My non-writing project is my garden and my son...mostly my son:)

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    1. Ha! There has been a strange rumour going around that I'm an author. Don't listen to everything you hear ;)

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  26. I'm working on a 2-year-old WIP and I've just reached 84,700 words. I want so much to finish this book, but I've stretched my ability and it's quite hard work. Which is good. I like a challenge.

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    1. 85k is great, Joylene! Best wishes to you for finishing your project.

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  27. I know what the proooooooject is .... :) :) :)

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    1. Yes you do :)
      I'm not sure you know all the details, though. Something you said sparked me into another direction. Did I share that? Hmmm...

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  28. Don't worry about not having been around as much. Focus on the mystery project :)

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  29. The project sounds very mysterious. Glad you're embracing it! But don't forget to read, lol!

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    1. Ha, I just finished reading two books.. (one about Tesla, the other about zombies). Now for the other gazillion more I'm in the middle of reading...

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  30. Your mystery project sounds quite intriguing. Can't wait to find out more!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. I'm looking forward to when I can say more :)

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  31. you can whisper the mystery in my ear...I won't tell...like 2 out of 100 people :)

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    1. whisper whisper whisper... got that? ;)

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