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
Why you shouldn't stop reading.
So you've reached a hitch in your story. You've got a particular scene, or arc, or something that just isn't letting you move forward and you're pounding your head against the desk until your brains slip out. That 's fine. It happens to the best of us. Especially when something unexpected pops up in your … Continue reading Getting out of that funk
With NANOWRIMO wrapping up and everyone preparing to move on from their manuscripts, rather finished or not, here's a few reasons why you should keep working on that story. Because it's your baby. That story you started is a bit like an infant. It's small and vulnerable and needs just a bit of attention and … Continue reading Keep working on that story
Truly aware that I shouldn't need a holiday to realize what I'm thankful and I don't, but figuring today is that holiday here's a short list that I thank the universe for on a daily basis. My family and friends. This list is long but includes, my wonderful husband, my two beautiful children. Three people … Continue reading Things to be Grateful For
Notebooks, journals, those random bits of paper that you find at the back of your desk drawer. All of them a great places to jot down notes, make that quick list or essentials or just write down that really motivating quote that you just read. Me, personally, I keep three. One to jot down … Continue reading Every Writer Needs to Keep a Journal
Disappearing from social media isn't an impossible task. It's effortless in that you simply stop. No thought or plan to make it happen. You just don't post that update, don't write that next blog. Don't reply to that message. It's something that we've all thought about doing … Continue reading The Disappearing Act
So, I did this thing. It's not an amazing thing. Relatively small in the grand scheme of things. Ideas formed, characters were birthed and scenes played out. Ink staining paper until it grew big enough to be called a story. Something tangible and touchable that can be held and read and loved. I wrote a book.