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!

Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

A Reformed Pantser’s Plotting Method

If you do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), you know what "pantser" means. It's basically a term made up to describe writers that go in with absolutely no plan and fly by the seat of their pants. Hence, "pants-ers." I used to write this way. I hated outlines. Mostly because every English teacher from middle… Continue reading A Reformed Pantser’s Plotting Method

Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

New Ideas and Formulating Plots

I'm working on something new! This is something that I would call a chronic issue with me. I like the "shiny new ideas" sometimes more than my current projects. However, since I am deep into revisions, I feel like it's a safe time to actually start drafting something new for my sanity. My creative self… Continue reading New Ideas and Formulating Plots

Life, Updates

Busy, busy, busy … But what about creating?

Things happen when life gets busy. Maybe I'm busy with work, or busy with social plans, or maybe even just a major life change happens and it takes a lot of time. Obviously, when that busyness takes over, hobbies and "extra" activities have to be put down for a while. I do not believe this… Continue reading Busy, busy, busy … But what about creating?