Life, Publishing, Updates, Writing Process

Dreaming big while scared

I've been having some trouble lately letting myself dream big. I've got a lot of "aspirations" around writing and books, but I'm so scared to go after them because of money-related reasons. I think it comes from many different things, but the one that is very clear to me is that I'm terrified of putting… Continue reading Dreaming big while scared

Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

When the inner critic changes tactics

The inner critic will often tell you what you're doing is terrible or not worth it or various other versions of "no, don't do it." But, what happens when that critic changes tactics? Recently, I've been so exhausted when I sit down to write or think about my books. I'll be able to go do… Continue reading When the inner critic changes tactics

Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

Storyboarding and editing – What it looks like

I'm making my way through my edits. So far I've gotten through Chapters 1-6. I'm almost through Act I of the three-act structure. My current editing process is: Read through the scene Note what's missing or needs to change Write out a scene card for each in the chapter Actually make the edits Read through… Continue reading Storyboarding and editing – What it looks like

Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

Working through plot beats

The best feeling in the world is when a project feels fresh and exciting when you get back into working on it. I decided to take a step back and make sure my plot beats are where they need to be before I keep writing the final chapters of Saving the Music. I have enough… Continue reading Working through plot beats

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

Refreshed and ready to write!

The past month has honestly felt like a blur. From the holidays to covid to my birthday, it's all been exhausting or fun. I think exhausting was mostly the covid though. I'm finally getting back into my routines slowly but surely. I had my first proper strength workout this weekend since my covid bout and… Continue reading Refreshed and ready to write!