A Good Writing Day

I just came across a bit in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that made me smile. It is stated that Arthur Weasley’s dearest ambition in life is to “find out how airplanes stay up”. I love this. It’s just a tiny detail about a character, but just makes me like him even more.

On my writing front, I had my writing critique group meeting tonight. I think it went very well. They really liked my Chapter 1 and had some good edit suggestions. For example, one of my writing ticks reared its head a bit. I tend to have characters shrugging and rolling their eyes a lot. I totally would not have seen this in my own work. I’m glad they pointed it out. Anyhow I always come away from these meeting feeling energized about my writing. Tonight is no different.

I also started my entry for that writing contest I mentioned yesterday. It’s gonna totally kick butt I can tell already. Also, I’m not accepting lack of time as an excuse not to enter. The dealine is October 31st. You can certainly write 500 words in over a month. Grr. πŸ™‚

That’s about all from me. I’m just hoping to keep this writing momentum going.

14 thoughts on “A Good Writing Day

  1. Good for you! Momentum rocks.

    I think we all have the rolling/shrugging problem. I try not to think about it when drafting, then when I edit I look at each time I use either and see if they can do something . . . anything! . . . . else. I wonder what that says about us as? I’m going to look around and see how many people roll their eyes or shrug today. πŸ™‚

  2. I run a monthly local writers’ group; I love meeting each month and talking writing. I love getting feedback on my work from people I trust and whose comments I respect.

    PS I never could understand how planes stayed up in the sky – all that heavy metal just sort of hanging there – until I had a flying lesson and the miracle was explained to me in layman’s terms! Now I’ve got it!!

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