Work-in-Progress, Updates, Life, Writing Process

Creative Refueling

I'm at just over 50,000 of my 80,000-word rewrite. That's just over 62% through the revision! Better yet I only have about 12 scenes left to write! With most scenes averaging around 1,500 words or 2,000 words, I'm looking at only 18k - 24k words! It'll be a little less than 80,000, so I'm further… Continue reading Creative Refueling

Life, Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

Slow and Steady Finishes the Book…right?

So...I went against what I said I would do (surprise surprise). I said I would work on another idea for the month of July. Instead, I went crazy and decided to do Camp Nanowrimo for my revision. Did I get a lot of writing done? Yes! Did I also need a week-long break last week… Continue reading Slow and Steady Finishes the Book…right?

Life, Reading, Updates

Q2 Reading: Challenge Complete

Wow, I've been reading a lot more than usual. Mostly, I got hooked on a manga series and read all 11 books in the course of a month. Do I count manga in my reading challenge count? Absolutely! It's still a story and a LOT of work goes into creating them. Here are the charts!… Continue reading Q2 Reading: Challenge Complete

Life, Updates, Work-in-Progress

Reading Goal Achieved; Writing Goals…Not so much

I've completed my 30-book reading goal already... How? Well, I read an 11-book manga series and a number of other graphic novels. Your next question might be, how many "books" have you read, e.g. novels? 7 "books" if you want to be specific. But I have read 30 stories and that's what we're going with.… Continue reading Reading Goal Achieved; Writing Goals…Not so much

Life, Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions

Almost halfway through my novel revisions and I can definitely say I have entered the "rewrite" territory of some chapters and scenes. What I've found surprising about this is that instead of having no direction and losing my way, I'm actually MORE sure that I know what needs to be said. I've found myself changing… Continue reading Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions