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!
My emotions have been all over the place this past week. This could be attributed to many different things, but I think the main one is burnout. I'm sure I'm not alone when it comes to the stressors of day jobs and creative work on the side. Working all day to come home to creative… Continue reading Can I keep writing through burnout? Should I?
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
Last week I cranked out 4.5 chapters of my new book idea! That's so much! I don't know how many words that is because I haven't pulled it into my "official" writing software yet, but it's a lot. I write around 2-3k words per chapter (usually closer to 3 if I can help it) which… Continue reading Writing fast and slow
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