Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Writer's Wednesday - The All Important Writing Day

Pink Heart Society editor, Ali Williams, is writing like the wind and talking about writing days.

I'm not a full time writer.

To be fair, I'm not even a published writer (other than on various blogs and webzines), but that doesn't stop me from writing.

I've taken to filling my commute (two hours to work, two hours home) with typing like my life depends on it.

I've invested in Scrivener and yet I find myself, towards the end of Camp NaNoWriMo,still short of my goal.  30k in one month when I've never even completed a manuscript is a little aspirational, I know, but I've got to start somewhere. And 13k is certainly somewhere.

And so we come to the writing day.

The writing day is when we, who don't write full time, are lucky enough to discover that we have one day - one full, glorious day - when we don't have chores or shopping or work.  When somehow there are no family pressures of commitments, and there's this huge expanse in which to write.

I'm going to be honest, I find that a little scary.  I'm used to snatching moments here and there - I've perfected the 1.5k in 2 hour drive.  But when faced with what seems like never-ending hours, I'm not sure how I'm going to keep myself disciplined.

So I've set out a plan.  I'm going to intersperse writing with fifteen minute bouts of piano playing whenever I hit a block, to get different part sof my brain kicking each other into working again.  I'm going to have a quick healthy lunch that I can eat at my desk as I write.  And I'm going to limit the internet.

That last one's a bit of an issue for me, if I'm honest.  I've never been particularly fantastic at keeping myself on track, and there's a whole web of procrastination out there, calling to me.

But if I manage to hit my target by the end of July, then Scrivener's selling their software at half-price for all Camp NaNoWriMoers who win.  Motivation:  set.  Wish me luck!

How do you deal with those oh-so-precious writing days?  Or are you a full-time author, in which case, how on earth do you keep yourself focused all day?!  Join the discussion in the comments.

Ali Williams grew up in Croydon and spent her teenage years in a convent girls’ school. She then fled to university where she discovered champagne cocktails, a capella singing and erotica.

These days she blogs about perceptions of romance, chick lit and women in society and spends the rest of her time promoting #StrongRomanceHeroines on Twitter, and cracking on with her first novel, Breakfast in Tunford.

Editor for the Pink Heart Society, guest blogger for Mills & Boon and Harper Impulse, and occasional columnist for For Books' Sake, she defies you to slam romance novels within her hearing!

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    When the subject of Christianity has been debated the majority has never been right.

    The majority of first century Jews rejected Jesus as the messiah.---The majority has never been right.

    John 4:25, 26 The woman said to Him. "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things."
    26 Jesus said to her. "I who speak to you am He."(NKJV)

    The majority of world rejects Jesus as the only Savior.---The majority has never been right.

    Acts 4:10-12 ...the name of Jesus Christ.....12 "Nor is there no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."(NKJV)

    The majority of those who claim to be Christians believe the false doctrine of original sin. They believe that because Adam and Eve sinned that all men are guilty of spiritual sin at birth. They believe in inherited sin.---The majority has never been right.

    Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. (NKJV)

    No man has inherited the guilt of Adam. Men will face spiritual death because of their own sins.

    Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

    Death spread to all men because all men have sinned.

    The majority of those who claim Jesus as Savior believe that modes of water baptism are sprinkling and pouring---The majority has never been right.

    Mark 16:16 Whoever trusts and is immersed will be saved; whoever does not trust will be condemned. (Complete Jewish Bible)
    Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (The Better Version of the New Testament by Chester Estes)

    There are no translations that translate Mark 16:16 as such, "He who believes and has been sprinkled or poured shall be saved."---The majority has never been right.

    The majority of Baptist believe that water baptism is not essential to the forgiveness of sins and that once you are saved you can never be lost---The majority of Baptists have never been right.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)
    Galatians have fallen from grace.(NKJV)

    The majority of those who claim to be Christian believe that their church denomination is the final authority when it comes to faith and practice of the Christian faith---The majority has never been right.

    The word of God found in the Bible and the Bible alone is not only the final authority, but the only authority for mankind.


    Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.(NKJV)

    If the majority were always right there would be many who find life eternal, however---The majority has never been right.

    Luke 13:23-24 Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter the narrow gate for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.(NKJV)


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