Life, Updates, Writing Process

Revision Diaries: Stalling is Normal

As much as I'm enjoying working through my manuscript, it is a lot of work. My brain really isn't handling "more work" right now. My day job is starting to ramp-up, socializing is coming back, and of course the puppy. Puppy Blues Turns out, having a tiny puppy is a TON of work. Not just… Continue reading Revision Diaries: Stalling is Normal

Life, Publishing, Updates, Writing Process

Revision Diaries: The Read Through

No post last week because of this little Nugget that is now in our lives: So many naps, not so much sleep during the night. This week though I want to talk about how my revision is going so far. I'm currently in my first read through of my novel after taking a significant break.… Continue reading Revision Diaries: The Read Through

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Emotional Writing

I took some time for the U.S. holiday (Labor Day), but I'll still post this week. I wanted to touch on something I'm really working on, which is emotional writing. I've always had a huge issue pulling on the heartstrings of others in my writing, or at least that's how I've felt. Things that should… Continue reading Emotional Writing

Life, Updates, Writing Process

When things slow down, the critic gets louder.

I've had a very slow writing week. That tends to happen after big surges. That tends to happen after I hit chapter 7, to be completely honest with myself. There's always a point in my writing where the new idea stops being new, the excitement wears off, and now I'm left to grind through the… Continue reading When things slow down, the critic gets louder.

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!