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Haiku II

One entry (in English) to the 2015 Haiku Contest at Japan Fest:

You smiled at me once

Through the falling auburn leaves

So my heart was yours.

Haiku

Namidasuru

Chichi, Haha imasen

Namidasuru

Maybe not 10,000 words a day, but anything helps.

Here is a great post from Rachel Aaron on how she quintupled her daily word count:

http://www.sfwa.org/2011/12/guest-post-how-i-went-from-writing-2000-word...

Short stories might be a smaller scale, but I really like the thought process she takes before she begins writing each day along with her knowledge / time / enthusiasm triangle.  Reading someone else's experience might be just enough to get us out of a rut here and there.  :)

Vol. 3: "The Message" is now available through global distribution!

Great news, everyone!

Our third volume "The Message: Eight Stories of One Misunderstood Text" is now available through Global Distribution.

You can find it at the links below, as well as many others:

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

If you've read it, please go and add reviews.  Thanks!

New Timeline for Volume 4: Crime Scene

There's an updated timeline for Volume 4: Crime Scene, to get us back on track.  Check it out in the menu on the left.

If anyone missed out the first time around, there's still time to get involved.

 

Happy writing!

Vol.1 Re-edited!

Volume 1: Read Em & Weep, has been re-edited and is now available through the Lulu page (or click bookstore at top of this page).  The updated version has lots of typos and similar mistakes removed.  It's also working it's way through the Amazon system, but might be up to 8 weeks before the revised version is available there. 

Revised Vol.3: The Message Now Available, En Route to Amazon

Hello Everyone!  

With another round of grammatical errors corrected, and a slight re-ordering to lead off with a story that's driven by an actual text message, a revised version of Vol.3: The Message is now available from Lulu (see the link on the right side of the page).  

This version is one to be proud of.  

It's also on it's way to global distribution on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. -- but they say that can take a couple months.  I'll let you know once it's available there.

Project 4 Pieces

Hi All,

 

There are some issues most of us seem to be experiencing with Volume 4. That being the case, I wanted to give other authors a chance to get the word out that we may be able to accommodate our current or even new authors as we repurpose the project. Now, that being said, I'm not saying that we need to revamp things, just saying that we're all struggling and we will be taking a good look in the next few days to set some better expectations - well, I hope.

 

New Project

Hi All,

I'm pushing the agenda and interest for our 4th collection! Anyone else dying to get going on a new project?!!! 

I hope you're all doing well and this finds you having fun!

 

Cat

Forming a writing habit.

Great (but long) article on the science of habit formation: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.xml

From the standpoint of creating a writing habit, the key take-away for me is the need to establish a pattern with a cue-behavior-reward loop, always doing the same actions as a cue, and getting the same reward, so that my brain goes on autopilot to write.  Or, probably more important than autopilot, so that my brain says "Hey, it's time to WRITE!"

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