Major Milestone and the Future

yuriko/ June 4, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

As of today, it’s been 2 days since I finished the first draft of the story.  Following a piece of advice from fellow writers, I am currently putting it aside to let it stew and will return to it at the end of June or beginning of July. In the meantime, I am working on another story idea, which came

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #6

yuriko/ May 28, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

Good morning, everyone! Happy Tuesday! Well, it’s been a week since I’ve updated my progress, I think. The days are starting to gray together and now, I’m not so sure where I left off last.  The draft is up to nearly 76k words.. . And 19 chapters. Not bad for a quick run of the old brain, right? I’m happy

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #5

yuriko/ May 20, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

53k words in to the story.  The MC has had a few nasty things happen in her life and it led to more bad things.  I sometimes feel bad, as a writer, that these kinds of situations arise but if it didn’t, I wouldn’t be interested in finishing the story, would I? And you, as a reader, wouldn’t care much

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #4

yuriko/ May 6, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

So, here we are. First weekend of May. Just finished watching Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones last night. I’m happy for some bits but sad for others. I’m coming along on the 1st draft – 36k words and 14 chapters, though it seems my characters have a mind of their own and are NOT following my outline

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #3

yuriko/ April 30, 2019/ Hobby, writing/ 2 comments

Well, I think this might as well be the first report again. After 36k words, I decided to redo the story from scratch. It was a hard decision but I think I like the direction it’s going right now. I’ve changed some of the attributes of the MC and the love interest. She’s older now and in college. So far,

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #2

yuriko/ April 23, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

I’m 36k words and 10 chapters into the story and I wonder if other writers ever struggle with their work as much as I do. Even though I was happy with it for the most part, like my protagonist, I feel like the story is not set at the right time. Or the right situation is not presenting itself. Currently,

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #1

yuriko/ April 18, 2019/ Hobby, writing/ 0 comments

I had started this project a few weeks ago. And though I promised that I would not let Marcia (my inner critic and editor) out of her cage, I fear she had learned to pick the locks. Damn!  I guess this is why I am still on chapter 8 and only at about 25k word count (nothing that it matters

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Back to My Writing

yuriko/ April 12, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

Ever since I was little, I’ve loved stories. Now, I didn’t say I loved reading… Although, reading is usually the way to absorb stories. And since most of the time, I was bored of someone else’s ramblings, I have been a writer. I’m not saying that I’m perfect, because I’m a realist and I know myself. I just think that

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Game of Thrones

yuriko/ April 7, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, Fangirl, Game of Thrones/ 0 comments

Yes, I’m still here… although I’ve missed a few letters (E and F – because I couldn’t think of anything worth while to write about), I  knew I couldn’t leave G alone.  Especially since we’re one week away from the final season of an epic TV show. I’m not really going to spin fan theories or wax on about what’s

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Developing a Story

yuriko/ April 4, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge/ 2 comments

I tend to write by the seat of my pants.   I don’t normally outline,  plot out paths,  or otherwise think ahead when I write something.   Case in point,  this blog post.  I really should have planned out my topics beforehand,  but I thought it’d be easy.  Wrong!   Oh, so wrong! So my topic for today is developing a story.   Yes, 

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