It's been a very long time since I went a November without participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Honestly, it feels super weird not to be churning out a ridiculous number of words in a month - 50,000 in 30 days. It feels weird not to be taking the time each day to stretch… Continue reading Taking The Time
I have learned so much from my time in the Next Draft Intensive Course with Caroline Donahue. Not only did I learn about the revision process, but I learned so much about how I work around this creative process as well. The biggest takeaway I had from this entire 10-week course was that I have… Continue reading Revision Diaries: What I’m taking away from the 10-week intensive
As I continue to work on this draft of my novel, it's been hard for me to be okay with the pace I'm going. Revision is slower than the first draft. It takes patience and...more patience. This is something I'm not super great at when it comes to myself. I can have all the patience… Continue reading Revision Diaries: The Discomfort of Treats
My internal critic is having a party with the pace of my current revision. My Critic loves to tell me I'm behind everyone else and that I'm going slow. The best defense against this has been a writing community. As writers we are solitary creatures, but that does not mean we don't need the support… Continue reading Revision Diaries: A writing community is so important!
I have finished my third read and my manuscript evaluation spreadsheet! Woohoo! It is a very daunting thing to see your whole book mapped out in a spreadsheet of scenes, but it feels ridiculously good to have a visual of what works and what doesn't. Do I dare color code it? Still playing with that… Continue reading Revision Diaries: Celebrate the Wins!