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

Changes of Scenery

This past weekend my friend and I went on our own mini writer's retreat. Mostly, this included us, a cabin, and only a little bit of pressure to be productive. It was a good day as long as we got writing done. We adventured in the morning and spent the afternoon on our own projects,… Continue reading Changes of Scenery

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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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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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The First 10,000 Words

I almost have 10,000 new words in my revised draft of my novel. Woo! I'm aiming for a total of around 80,000 words. It feels like this has taken me such a long time after using routines, such as NaNoWriMo and the like, where I would crush thousands of words each day. But, this is… Continue reading The First 10,000 Words