Writing Sprints and Author Jokes

Lately I’ve been sprinting with buddy Darynda Jones every day. We hop on a Zoom meeting and do three one-hour writing sprints, with 20-20 minute breaks in between. Well, that’s what I do – she keeps going because she’s under deadline and going for 5-7K per day. Doing this together started as a way to help her with accountability, but I’ve been really benefiting from it, too. Knowing I have to “meet “with her at 9am and again after break, keeps me on schedule also.

Plus it’s really fun to share what we accomplished and ask each other questions. We try to keep the chatting to a minimum, so we stay on track with the work, but sometimes it’s pretty amusing

She posted this conversation to Facebook and it made me laugh. She’s, of course, very funny and good at polishing a joke – so she makes me sound good – but this was a funny conversation. Thought I’d share it here. 🙂

Transcript, if you can’t read the image:

CONVERSATION WHILE SPRINTING THIS MORNING

ME: I lost a scene.

JEFFE: A what?

ME: An entire scene. I lost it.

JEFFE: Where did you see it last?

ME: Right here in my document.

JEFFE: Did you leave it in the bathroom?

ME: I don’t think so.

JEFFE: Did you take it off to wash dishes?

ME: I’m on deadline. I haven’t washed dishes in weeks.

JEFFE: I don’t know what to tell you. You’re just going to have to retrace your steps.

ME: *whimpers*

Grabbing Those Great Ideas

Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is all about Ideas. How do you write down or remember those great ideas that you get mid-shower/dream/car drive? If you lose them, how do you get them back?

It’s funny this came up now because I talked about this very thing on my podcast, First Cup of Coffee, just recently – and even commented that I liked what I’d talked through so much that I should transcribe it. So this gave me the impetus to do that – and edit the transcription, which is the time-consuming part.  Come on over for more!