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Trying something new helps

I've been feeling a little hesitant to go back to my revised draft. I feel like it will take so long just to get it to a point where I feel the story is really showing itself. The story feels slow and boring, but that might also be because I read it 6 or 7… Continue reading Trying something new helps

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Trying something new with plotting

For this story, I'm trying out a spreadsheet method of plotting. Now, since it's a first draft I didn't plot TOO much, since I still like that discovery feeling. I'm basically using some standard plot beats to get this done. There are many plotting systems (almost too many), from the Hero's Journey to Save the… Continue reading Trying something new with plotting

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Preptober!

How is it already almost NaNoWriMo time?! I put out a poll on my instagram to try and help me decide what I should work on, a shiny new project or a draft in progress. I also gave the option that I could "wait until the last minute and do whatever I feel." I kid… Continue reading Preptober!

Life, Reading, Writing Process

When writing is hard, it’s time to refuel

There's a lot to be said about taking a break from your projects. Especially when the project needs a mind that has forgotten the story's finer points. Revision is strange. You spend so much time immersed in the world to fine-tune it, but then the best thing for the story is to give yourself distance… Continue reading When writing is hard, it’s time to refuel

Life, Reading

What an insatiable reading appetite really means.

Over the last 10 days, I've read 6 and a half books (7 so far in September). It's tempting to say that they were just really good books, but I think there's something else happening as well. As I've said before, I'm a mood reader, which means that a book has to hit a certain… Continue reading What an insatiable reading appetite really means.