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Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions

Almost halfway through my novel revisions and I can definitely say I have entered the "rewrite" territory of some chapters and scenes. What I've found surprising about this is that instead of having no direction and losing my way, I'm actually MORE sure that I know what needs to be said. I've found myself changing… Continue reading Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions

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Creativity doesn’t care how long it takes

There was an interesting conversation thread following me around over the past few weeks. The idea was brought up that time can be "wasted" by not doing the right thing or not spending your time wisely. On the contrary, it was also brought up that it is never too late. Love happens to 80-year-olds, career… Continue reading Creativity doesn’t care how long it takes

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Creativity means changing your mind

We had four bushes on the side of our garage that were diseased last year but coming back alright this year. I didn't like the look of them and even though I could have cared for them and brought them back to health, they just didn't suit my taste. We made the decision to rip… Continue reading Creativity means changing your mind

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The Book is One-Third Re-Written!

I hit a new milestone last week! I got over one-third of the way through my re-write! Woooooo! I am so happy with how the story is going right now and how the writing is turning out. Taking time with the words and really concentrating on the plot and feel have proven to be a… Continue reading The Book is One-Third Re-Written!

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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