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The PEN of disaster

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Memoir, Novel, People, Reading, Uncategorized, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences on November 30, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I have been absent from my regular blogging for a few months.  The reason.  I blame a PEN.   It fell from my desk and rolled a distance under.  I reached and stretched to retrieve it.  This caused a slipped disc.  Very painful indeed.   Oh… but.. that’s not the end.  Not being able to sit at my desk top and type I’ve hand written  a lot of the work of my second book.    I thought I’d try and update my manuscript.  Then update my blog.  I stood from a chair my left leg gave way (numbness in my left leg due to the slipped disc)  I crashed to the floor hitting my back on a small table, cut my arm on a ring binder, twisted my left foot.  I thought I’d broken my  toes.  Fortunately is badly bruised not broken   My foot and toes are still black, swollen and painful.. a walking stick now an aid to walking.  I’ll be happy when I don’t need that any more.

I hope that very soon I’ll be b logging regular again.   THE PEN has a lot to answer too.  My second book in progress will always have the tag THE PEN of disaster.

Take care all… be careful how you  pick things up from the floor.

Happy writing

AJ 🙂

I’ve been writing so much today my mind won’t switch off. It’s now 5.30am

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Novel, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Do you  get the same thing happen to you?.  You  have a a really good day  of writing.  Your mind seems to have gone into over drive.  You  want to get everything written.   Time to  stop writing.  Have a meal. Relax after a refreshing shower.  Now it’s time to go to bed.   But no you  can’t sleep.  Ideas still calling at you.   I decided to  take a break and blog.   Now back  to  writing.  Maybe I can sleep later.

Happy  writing to you all

A.J. 🙂

I didn’t reach the 50,000 words in the month of July. How did you do?

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Novel, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I didn’t reach the 50,000 words in July.  But the good news is.  I am now well on my  way with  my second book.  I have hand written a great deal but  not typed it to the manuscript.

Write every day, even if only a short paragraph, jot  down  any  ideas, or thoughts that come to mind.

New writers, Make a character profile. Name, Age,  Appearance, including any scars, tattoos.

What habits does he or she have? ( does he/ she bite her nails ,has a nervous cough etc.)   Single, Married, Children, Bring the character to life.

Happy Writing,

AJ 🙂

What are you reading at the moment? How many books have you read. New Writers you must read as many books as you can. It does help with your writing.

Posted in Author, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Masseuse Madam, Memior, Reading, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I read all the time. It has helped a great  deal with  my  writing.  Many different genre’s  Here is a  list of some of my favourite authors-  Lee Child, James Patterson, Robert Crais, E.L. James, Karen Chance, Simon Kernick, Louis L’amour, Ralph,Cotton, Robert Goddard,Charles G. West, Agatha Christie,Lisa Gardner,Karen Slaughter, Terry  Pratchett, Jacky Collins, Sylvia Day, Charles G. West, Rachel Vincent, Maeve Binchey, Catherine Gaskin, Danielle Steele, Judith Krantz, Margaret Mitchell,Penny Vincenzi, Shakespeare – Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favourite one of his.

List  the authors of books you  have read?  Mix your genre.

Happy writing,

AJ:)

A quick hello – Re the 50,000 words in the month of July challenge – I’m in the writing flow on my second book of my memoir.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by A. J. Lee

How are you  progressing on the 50,000 words in the month of July?  I don’t know if I  will reach the target of typed to manuscript but I am now certainly  writing every day.  Yes.. I will reach the hand written amount and more.  So that will definitely be a month of satisfactory writing.  Then to leave it for a few days, re read, corrected and typed.  So a productive  time so far.

Another project for new writers.  The ten minute writing challenge.  You will find that very  helpful. Get a subject set a timer, and write.  (You  can find lots information about this on google)

Happy  writing all.

AJ 🙂

NEW WRITERS – How are you progressing on the 50,000 words in the Month of July Challenge?

Posted in Adult, Author, Book, Creative Writing, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Reading, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I gave a challenge on the 1st. of July.  Can you write 50,000 words of your proposed Novel, in a month.  Yesterday I reached 8,245 words (typed) on my second book.  Behind Closed Doors – The Madam.   I hand write first,  (not counted) then read through, make corrections, before typing onto my  manuscript.

How have you done so far?   Even if you don’t reach the 50.000 words. It will help you get into the habit of daily writing.

Happy writing to you all,

AJ 🙂

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I can’t sleep, my mind won’t shut down. Write, write. I have to get up it’s 4.30am.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, Reading, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Yes, it’s 4.30 am. My mind wouldn’t rest.  I have to get up, make a cup of tea.  Maybe then I can try and sleep again.  I have my drink, climb back into bed.  It’s no good,  I still can’t get to sleep. Now 6.00 am.  I again get out of bed.  Put the kettle on for another cup of tea.  I have to write, get the  those ideas keeping me awake on paper.   I’d better set about it now.  Write, write, such is the life of a writer.  Sleep…later.

Happy writing,

A.J. 🙂

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