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!

Life, Writing Process

Celebrating and New Writing Rituals

For any girl born in the 90s that watched 13 Going On 30, we've impatiently awaited the day we got to shout that we are "Thirty and flirty and thriving!" Yeah, that was one wicked line! We were impatient to start our lives, sick of being teens; misunderstood, awkward, bullied. Well, the journey to being… Continue reading Celebrating and New Writing Rituals

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Most Writing Days Look the Same

Most writing days look exactly the same. They are typing, reading, typing some more, brainstorming, and more typing. Honestly, it's super fun but gets monotonous if you don't like your story. To be honest, it gets monotonous even if you really love your story. It's a sad truth that at some point you probably will… Continue reading Most Writing Days Look the Same

Life, Writing Process

Rest and Revision

I rested last week. Well...I rested with my writing at least. Everything else was chaos as usual. As it is for many people, winter is hard on me. I am like a houseplant with more complex emotions. I need sunlight, water, and a very specific space to thrive. Winter specifically deprives me of some of… Continue reading Rest and Revision

Updates, Writing Process

Revision Diaries: Meaningful Milestone on the Manageable Map!

I have finished my scene cards! YAYY! Before that I took the time to sketch out a "meaningful but manageable" steps map. This map, as I've shown in a previous blog post regarding another part of the process, highlights the steps needed to get to a specific point in the process of the project. Doesn't… Continue reading Revision Diaries: Meaningful Milestone on the Manageable Map!