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

Lots One Day vs. Nothing the Next

The week prior I soared past my milestone 20k no problem, despite the chaos of a literal fire in my home. While this past week I have done only one meager day of writing, despite having every opportunity to sit down and get something written. I could sit here and ask "What's wrong with me?"… Continue reading Lots One Day vs. Nothing the Next

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

Personal Chaos Can’t Stop Milestones!

I will hit 20,000 words with my next writing session! That's 1/4 of the way through my planned word count of the book rewrite! I am over the moon at this number because it FEELS huge. The plot has kicked off, things are actively happening, the characters have captured the attention of readers (I hope),… Continue reading Personal Chaos Can’t Stop Milestones!

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

New Projects as Creative Reward and Headlights Drafting

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been distracted lately by a "Shiny New Idea." These usually pop up when I've grown comfortable with the project I'm working on, and when progress hits a steady pace. (aka I get bored) I won't be abandoning my rewrite of the Magick Forest project. However, I do… Continue reading New Projects as Creative Reward and Headlights Drafting

Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

Rewriting is Scary, You Guys!

I've finished the first chapter of my rewrite! Let's celebrate that for a quick second, always stop to celebrate right? I'm also ALMOST to the 5,000 word mark and well into the second chapter. (let's be honest I'm only just past 4,000 but still) My rewrite of this novel has some major shifting of scene… Continue reading Rewriting is Scary, You Guys!

Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

I’ve hit a milestone! Let’s celebrate!

I hit 20,000 words! The average YA/romance novel is between 50,000 to 80,000 words. Using 80,000 as my goal, that's about 1/4 of the way through the book! Woooo! I'm a big believer in celebrating wins, even if they feel small. This belief stems from my very bad tendency to...not do that at all and… Continue reading I’ve hit a milestone! Let’s celebrate!