Sunday, 10 July 2011

WIP Update: Final Name Change, Blogging Break, & Up-coming Blogfests

Okay. This is the final time I am changing the name of my main character from Dreaming of Sleep. You read it here. Poor Myron, who then became Landon - which clashed a little with other famous literary characters - is now, and will remain forever more as, Hayden Monroe. If there are any other characters with this name, I don't care. As Scotty in Star Trek would say - she canno' take no more, Captain. But thank you to those who did point out Landon was too similar to other notable characters - I do appreciate your comments.

On a more positive note, my word count for Dreaming of Sleep increased this week - I'm now 86% done. 14% to go until the first draft is written.

I am taking a blogging break for a few days, as next week will be the last holiday Mr. G and I have together before my 12-week novel writing period begins. I promised Mr. G he would have my undivided attention, and we are planning to catch up with friends and family, and have a few days out.

Before I go, here are a few up-coming blogfests:




Poetry Schmoetry Blogfestfrom the 11th to 14th July, hosted by the wonderful Shelly Brown.





Inspiration Blogfest on the 18th July, hosted by the talented Summer Ross.




Novel Films Blogfest from the 1st to 3rd August, hosted by the inspirational Madeleine Maddocks.








Finally, a blog post that caught my attention this week - Death by Critique. Let me know what you think.

I shall be back towards the end of next week. Until then, have a fabulous week.

38 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break. I'm sure Mr. G will. :grin:

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  2. Hayden sounds like a great name; definitely a keeper! Enjoy your vacation.

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  3. Poor Myron/Landon/Hayden...
    I can sympathize! Have a great character-free holiday!

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  4. Hi, Ellie. I haven't been doing very much blogging until this past week, but I'm turning over a new leaf and endevouring to do things differently from now on. We'll see how it goes...
    Take care and have a great hoiiday.

    -Jimmy

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  5. Enjoy your break, look forward to your return.

    Yvonne.

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  6. Enjoy the break -- it will stoke your creativity; that's for sure. Will await your return. Have fun and don't do anything I wouldn't do!

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  7. Enjoy the break -- it will stoke your creativity; that's for sure. Will await your return. Have fun and don't do anything I wouldn't do!

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  8. I'm in love with Hayden Monroe and would like to marry him asap! Yay!!!

    Ooooh I like that blog post about Death by Critique. I say go with your gut instinct and listen not to all and sunder but to your editor and/or agent! If you haven't got one, get one! LOL!! That advice is for me only btw - we all have our own personal writing mojo that works.

    Have a brilliant break Ellie!! May you and Mr G enjoy the rest of the summer!! Take care
    x

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  9. I like then name Hayden. Have fun on your break. Wasn't Roni's post awesome?

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  10. Hiya bird,

    have a good break. Hubs is on hols this week as well.

    We should try and do something, have a take away or something? If you aren't going away.

    Love
    Rach

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  11. Oh man, what I wouldn't give for a few days of undivided time with Mr. M. Have lots of fun!

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  12. Hayden's good!
    Have a great break and don't give novel, blog, us, a single thought.

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  13. Names are tough. My main character has changed names thrice as well since her original creation. But her name is set now, I have no plans to change it, and I'm happy with what it finally ended up as.

    Have a great break!

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  14. Love the new name. I'm excited by the progress with your WIP.
    Enjoy your blog break.
    I will go check out the post Death by Critique in a mo'. :O)

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  15. Have a great week and finsih that novel!

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  16. Feels so good to zero in on the draft milestone. Congrats! to you and keep pressing on!

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  17. Cool. I'm in. I'll mark it on my calendar right now. Looking forward to seeing other bloggers posts!

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  18. have a great break!
    i'm going away too, florida here we come!

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  19. Hayden- I like it! Thanks for the shout about my blogfest- I appreciate it and am deeply honored you mentioned it in a post!

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  20. Have a wonderful, much deserved "vacation from blogging"! See you when you come back.

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  21. Hi Ellie .. glad you changed him to Hayden ..

    Enjoy the few days space with Mr G - treating each other, and spending time with family and friends .. happy times .. Hilary

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  22. Hayden Monroe sounds like a cool name. ^_^

    Thanks for reminding me! I have to go sign up for some blog fests.

    Have a great week!

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  23. That's a winning name. I like it!

    Good luck finishing your draft. You can do it!

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  24. Have a great break and thanks for that Blogfest round up. Will go and check them out.

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  25. Enjoy your break and congratulations on nearing the finish of your book. I'm so happy for you. I'm looking forward to the blogfests and will probably sign up for one or two.

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  26. Oh and I LOVE the name. I can't wait to finally read this. :) Sorry I have not been around in a while. Temp jobs and deadlines have kept me out of the loop. :)

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  27. Oh Ellie, so happy you have it all resolved! Enjoy your break and have fun! I look forward to hearing more about your WIP :D~

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  28. I like the name Hayden Monroe. I've never read that name before. It's a good solid name.

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  29. Good luck - remember to flex the literary muscles in preparation for next week ;)

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  30. Hayden is a great name. Enjoy your break

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  31. Enjoy your break, Ellie. You deserve it.

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  32. Btw...my latest post has been inspired by your earlier post on an ad for a muse.

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  33. I hope you're having a fun and relaxing break! Looking forward to your return :)

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  34. Hope you're having (had) a great break. And yes, I think one can strive toward perfection to such an extent that the writing becomes sterile and artificial.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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