So I'm still in the middle of the revision process. I've taken all the beta suggestions that I've gotten and have it all listed in Scrivener and as I revise my story, I work through what needs to be changed and what doesn't. The problem, I feel like I'm making the story worse. I'm not … Continue reading A Slight Update and Possible Mistake
I've been absent for a while. Most of it was me procrastinating, per usual. Are you really surprised? The other half is that I've been trying to get through the revisions/edits in my story so every little bit of writing time that I actually put in is going toward the story. Unfortunately, that … Continue reading Editing is Hard
“You can't do a good job, if your job is all you do.” - Unknown Like everything else you need a balance between writing and life. It's a proven fact that too much of a good thing can be lethal and that goes for spending all your time writing as well. You sit behind that … Continue reading A Balancing Act
Okay, so you've got this character that's sitting in your story. You like them, their there after all. They didn't get killed off, or did they? Either way, you get through your WIP and realize this character has far more potential then you originally thought. They've shown some sass, or heart, or whatever it is … Continue reading Revamping That Character
I've found myself searching for a great deal of patience this past couple of weeks. Patience with my kids because they are home for the week for spring break and want to bicker over every little thing that they can think of. From what game they're going to play, to how they are going to … Continue reading Patience is Key
Reworking your MS is never an easy feat. I've been through 3(?) revisions now. If you're wanting to count the time I tore my MS to shreds and started over. Every time you would think it get's easier. That this time around you'll pull it all together and dive … Continue reading Easing into Revisions
No matter what field your in. What your hobbies include. At some point you are going to have to let someone else look at your work. Even if it's that quilted blanket that you've been working on for months and your great aunt wants to inspect your stitching. It probably wouldn't hurt to let them. … Continue reading Growing Some Skin
We all have what's called a pipe dream. That fantasy in your head that you know will never actually happen but it's nice to dwell on every now and then. Something that keeps us motivated and heading in the right direction. Having these dreams aren't horrible, they sometimes even help, but you … Continue reading Reaching That Pipe Dream
Taking that break... or not. So, you finished Nanowrimo. Worked out 50,000 words or so and are now looking into jumping into the editing phase of that writing process. Which I hope is what you're looking into and not ways to share that first draft that you just pounded out in thirty days cause nobody … Continue reading Taking that Break….or not.
A few things that I've accomplished in November..... Not a heck of a lot to be honest. I've got a small card that I have written my goals down on and it's pinned to my planner so that I have to stare at it on the daily and I'm trying my hardest to finish this list. … Continue reading December Goals.