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!

Updates, Writing Process

Taking The Time

It's been a very long time since I went a November without participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Honestly, it feels super weird not to be churning out a ridiculous number of words in a month - 50,000 in 30 days. It feels weird not to be taking the time each day to stretch… Continue reading Taking The Time

Updates, Writing Process

Revision Diaries: What I’m taking away from the 10-week intensive

I have learned so much from my time in the Next Draft Intensive Course with Caroline Donahue. Not only did I learn about the revision process, but I learned so much about how I work around this creative process as well. The biggest takeaway I had from this entire 10-week course was that I have… Continue reading Revision Diaries: What I’m taking away from the 10-week intensive

Updates, Writing Process

Revision Diaries: The Discomfort of Treats

As I continue to work on this draft of my novel, it's been hard for me to be okay with the pace I'm going. Revision is slower than the first draft. It takes patience and...more patience. This is something I'm not super great at when it comes to myself. I can have all the patience… Continue reading Revision Diaries: The Discomfort of Treats