I fell short on my writing goal last night and it’s because I fell into a Twilight k hole…

I can’t write in dead silence. I have to either have music or a show/movie of some sort playing in the background. It’s like white noise except I actually pay attention to it while I’m working. More often than not, it’s something supernatural or fantasy in nature. Underworld, The Magicians, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, etc.

Last night, I was surfing Hulu for something to watch when I came across a little junk food for the brain. Thanks to the ten-year anniversary of the first film, the covers of the Twilight series have been redone and the first one caught my eye. I said fuck it and hit play.

Just a few minutes in to writing, my tablet starting getting all uppity about a low battery (excuse #1) so I put it on to charge and switched up to writing in my notebook. Then I got hungry so I had to set the notebook aside to eat (excuse #2) but for some reason, it took forty-five minutes to eat one slice of pizza. Then there was a song in the movie that reminded me of another song but I couldn’t remember the name so I had to look it up (excuse #3). Once I found the name of the song and listened to it….and three more after it….I went back to the movie and my notebook. Before I knew it, I was hitting play on Eclipse and most of the night was gone.

As a result, I got less than 1,000 words written for the whole night. Thankfully, I had a good run the night before and came in way above my goal. It still leaves me a touch behind where I want to be for the week but I think I’m going to beat the goal tonight to make up for it. I’ll update you guys again tomorrow and let you know.

OH! My first patron-only exclusive excerpt from Bad Wolf goes live on Friday over of my Patreon profile. 🙂

Okay, I’m off for the night. Hope you’re all having a wonderful week!

WIPs UPDATE

Word Count Goal: 3,000 words/day
Words Written Yesterday: 891 (Bad Wolf)

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I think everyone should just give Anna Todd and fanfic writers a break…. #fanfiction

I wont try to hide the fact that I originally skimmed over the Anna Todd story back in October, and followed it up immediately with a dramatic eye roll. Another one, I thought.  For some reason, the story is suddenly making rounds on social media again, and this time, it is accompanied by some pretty nasty comments.  

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that Fifty Shades makes my soul hurt, but my issue with Fifty Shades has nothing to do with the fact that it was a Twilight fanfic. My issue with Fifty Shades is that it is genuinely fucking horrible writing. It’s a story with potential, but it BADLY needs an editing team……and a sexuality reality check. THERE IS NO WAY SHE HAD NEVER SO MUCH AS TOUCHED HER GIRLY BITS BEFORE MEETING MR. PSYCHOPATH!!!!

I’m going to stop myself right there. I am not here to bitch about Fifty Shades of Grey. I could go on and on about what makes Fifty a shitty read for HOURS. I am here to talk about the latest news regarding a fan fiction author hitting it big.

I am completely open to intelligent, RESPECTFUL discussion on this, but any nasty comments will be deleted. We are all adults here and if your argument is valid, you can make your point in well thought out and dignified way. Remember, everyone, like you, is entitled to their opinions.

 

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