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!

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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

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When Perseverance Pays Off

My goodness, my puppy is seven months old! Our little Nugget has been full of what I can only describe as "spunk" and some would call "vinegar" since the day we brought him home. He has a habit of talking with his teeth (aka, he's a bit mouthy). That's all fine and good when he's… Continue reading When Perseverance Pays Off

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When Rewriting Becomes Writing New Scenes

There are many points in this draft where I find myself writing a scene for the very first time. My novel previously had a much different focus, I think, than it's turning toward now. This showed up by the end of the novel in my previous draft. That means that now I have scenes that… Continue reading When Rewriting Becomes Writing New Scenes

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Battling My Jealous Inner Critic

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I get SUPER jealous when other writers start posting about how they finished a major revision, when they have release dates, or when they reveal their super cool covers. Am I happy for them? Yes! I'm stoked that they are succeeding and making progress with their projects!… Continue reading Battling My Jealous Inner Critic