Drafting again! Four weeks into 2019 and I've already gone off the rails. I had every intention of finishing the WIPs I had already started. Or at least one of them. And I tried. I really did. But it didn't work out. After finishing my revision to resubmit to the publisher who had requested it,… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 11
2019 WRITING GOALS! I want to write every day. Or at least do something writing-related every day. Finish drafting the following WIPs (in no particular order) The Godwing Wager Under the Amethyst Sky Guild of Tears Legacy Book 1 (This is technically an old project. I'm using the series name because I don't have a… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 10
Did 2018 fly by for anyone else? All year it felt like it was moving way faster than it should have. Querying: Still no change but I'm getting closer. On the first, I finished the last BIG revision of A PRELUDE OF DRAGONS. Next up, line edits. I'll read through the whole manuscript and focus… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for December
A Facebook group for writers and readers wanting to help writers. Come in with thick skin! This group is for all writers looking for honest feedback on their work. Readers are welcome too! If you are not a writer but want to help some of us writers out, we'd be forever grateful! I started this… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 9
Boy, am I glad November's over. Querying: Nothing has changed here. And it's probably going to be longer than I thought before I'm able to jump back in. Current Novel WIPs: THE GODWING WAGER - So, apparently saying I'm not going to work on something is a good way for me to get inspired to… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for November
OMG! This outlining method changed my life! So, I've been watching Kat @Kat_tastic for several years. A couple months ago she started a weekly writing vlog series showing her process while she drafted a new manuscript. During this vlog she talked a lot, and I'd heard her mention it before but didn't take much notice… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 8
Whoops! I fell off the wagon again. Sorry it's so late but it's been a hectic month already. Halloween, our son turned 14 on the first, he had a sleepover on the second to the third, after which we did a crap ton of shopping, and spent yesterday with family! So, with all of that,… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for October
I love writing but it might be the death of me. After finishing book 2 of my dragon series, I realized it was time to give book 1 a new name. That's where I'm going to start this post so I can easily reference it (SPOILER: I never reference it LOL) FROM STARS, COME DRAGONS… Continue reading If I die, my book did it. Meet my murders.
I've been deep in the revision trenches this last week and as a result have been completely unable to come up with a blog topic. So, I took to Twitter and asked for a topic. Honestly, I didn't think I'd get a response but I was happy to be wrong. Chris Williams asked how about… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 7 – #amwriting thoughts on making writing a career
It took 3 fewer weeks than I planned and about 13K fewer words but it doesn't matter because I reached the end of my WIP! The rough draft, that is. 😉 Remember, this is really rough. There are so many placeholders. There's an entire sequence that will most likely consist of multiple scenes that is… Continue reading #WIPWednesday Writing update: Rough draft complete!