A Notebook Full of Words
the random scribbles of a developing writer

Archive for February 2010


February 27, 2010

Description The Moleskine notebook lies on the keyboard. Its black cover hides the fantasy lands between the pages; blue writing, cramped and small, covers the cream paper. The elastic lies useless – no one can bear to shut this book, and the ribbon bookmark never stays still. The Moleskine hides within it a land unknown […]


February 21, 2010

You get that feeling – Dot the ‘i’s, cross the ‘t’s, End the book: Finis, you write. You feel a chapter Of your life, now closed. End the book: Finis, you write.

Second Contest Entry

February 20, 2010

Following my hitting harsh reality with my previous entry (yes, I understand now why people did not like it, and I must say I am inclined to agree with them, though I never thought I’d say it) I have contributed another entry. And here it is! http://www.protagonize.com/story/song-of-freedom Please read …

Annoyed ….

February 20, 2010

I’ve typed a lot today – over 10,000 words. But still I am annoyed. Why? Because I entered a contest on Protagonize and my entry got rated ‘3’. Now, I’m not against a bit of honest rating, but from the comments I gathered it was on plot and believability rather than writing style. More to […]

Ugh ….

February 19, 2010

I typd 4,906 words this morning. 3,000 yesterday. I’ve altogether typed over 75 pages. Since the 8th February. As well as school, homework, music practice, dance lessons, going to the theatre (Les Mis was awesome), going to see my grandparents, havingĀ a Star Wars marathon… My head hurts. šŸ˜¦

Editing …

February 16, 2010

I’ve finished Part 1. The book is in 2 parts. Thus, I only have Part 2 left to go. Make sense? Basically, I’m half-way to salvation! Hooray!

Editing Going Well!

February 14, 2010

I’ve been a little obsessive over editing this week. I printed out my entire first draft on Monday (RIP Printer!) and have been rewriting the entire book during the week. Since Monday, I’ve typed 44 pages, which is almost 20, 000 words. Going well so far!

Editing Fun …

February 10, 2010

I’m editing – again! You know, it’s a sign of how much I hate editing that I need chocolate after only about ten minutes …. ugh. Editing sucks. But I’m doing well. I mean, I’ve written 19 pages of edits (I’m on page 20 of my original copy, and the one I’m editing on to […]

Good Evening, Friends.

February 1, 2010

I would just like to make an announcement to readers out there: “Hi! How are you?” Because you could be anyone. Of any age. From any where. And so I just thought I’d introduce myself.

I’m Back!

February 1, 2010

For all you Protagonize-ers out there, you have noticed that I’m back! Yes, and my goodness, it’s been a long month. Well, that’ll teach me! For those of you who don’t know what Protag is, check out http://www.protagonize.com, or my profile: http://www.protagonize.com/author/delorfinde