Life, Updates, Writing Process

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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Rewriting is Scary, You Guys!

I've finished the first chapter of my rewrite! Let's celebrate that for a quick second, always stop to celebrate right? I'm also ALMOST to the 5,000 word mark and well into the second chapter. (let's be honest I'm only just past 4,000 but still) My rewrite of this novel has some major shifting of scene… Continue reading Rewriting is Scary, You Guys!

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Most Writing Days Look the Same

Most writing days look exactly the same. They are typing, reading, typing some more, brainstorming, and more typing. Honestly, it's super fun but gets monotonous if you don't like your story. To be honest, it gets monotonous even if you really love your story. It's a sad truth that at some point you probably will… Continue reading Most Writing Days Look the Same

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!

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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