As much as I'm enjoying working through my manuscript, it is a lot of work. My brain really isn't handling "more work" right now. My day job is starting to ramp-up, socializing is coming back, and of course the puppy. Puppy Blues Turns out, having a tiny puppy is a TON of work. Not just… Continue reading Revision Diaries: Stalling is Normal
I've read 38 books so far this year! Last quarter I was at 32. That's only 4 more books in three months, where at one point I read 4 books in one month. I am definitely slowing down. What's worse is that my TBR progress is way way down. I've only read 12 of the… Continue reading TBR Progress – Quarter 3!
No post last week because of this little Nugget that is now in our lives: So many naps, not so much sleep during the night. This week though I want to talk about how my revision is going so far. I'm currently in my first read through of my novel after taking a significant break.… Continue reading Revision Diaries: The Read Through
I am taking a course from the wonderful Caroline Donahue called "The Next Draft Intensive." It's a ten week intensive to revising a novel where she shares what she's learned while interviewing authors on her podcast as well as through the revision process of her own novel. I'm HYPE! It's like the nervous/excited feeling of… Continue reading The start of the Revision Diaries
I took some time for the U.S. holiday (Labor Day), but I'll still post this week. I wanted to touch on something I'm really working on, which is emotional writing. I've always had a huge issue pulling on the heartstrings of others in my writing, or at least that's how I've felt. Things that should… Continue reading Emotional Writing