WELP! This is fantastic... So, I've been going in circles with this MS, book 2 of The Seven Stars Series, and I think I finally figured out why. There was a GIANT plot hole. Like, EPIC. The question, vaguely, was "How does this character know this thing?" And I couldn't answer the question without breaking… Continue reading Writing and Goals: Weekly Update
Well, my day, week, month... You name it, was made today. A super awesome Twitter friend, Avery Ames, (<-- Click it!) offered, in a Tweet to make a playlist for the first two people to reply to her offer. I missed the window for the first and second slot, but Avery was kind enough to… Continue reading Music playlist for From Stars, Come Dragons
Well, this is going to be a tough update. I made some good strides with my writing goal. Ended up with 6K words out of the 8K I was shooting for. Untitled book 2 of The Seven Stars series is now over 18K words total. I'm still waiting on feedback from my editor on my… Continue reading Writing & Goals: A tough update
It’s the first of the month! Time for another writing update! Querying: While I'm deep in the revising trenches preparing to publish, querying will be on hold. Current WIPs: From Stars, Come Dragons (The Seven Stars #1) - Had a great month with this. I received feedback from my content editor. Not as bad as… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for January
Well, I thought things would get back to normal after my son got over Influenza A, but nothing is ever that easy, is it? Poor kid had one good day last week, then came down with the stomach flu. 😦 Fortunately, he's come out on the other side a little tired, but functional. Ready for… Continue reading Writing and Goals: An even minier update?
Just had sort of an ah-ha moment listening to the the Writing Excuses podcast. For those of you not familiar with this cast, it's a group of published writer, from different genres, discussing different aspects of the writing process. The episode I was listening to, that made me go hmm... was 12.41: Raising the Stakes.… Continue reading Raising the Stakes has me like hmm…
It's been a rough week. Our son came down with Influenza A and ended up in the hospital with a 104.1F temperature. There are school things going on and he's missed three and a half days at this point. My day job has been more demanding than normal. And I haven't had a full, restful… Continue reading Mini update
This will be the second week in a row, and by happenstance coinciding with the weeks of the year, that I've done a weekly status update. Normally, I'd limit updates to monthly, but things are happening right along that make weekly updates possible. What I'm trying to get at is, don't get too used to… Continue reading I’m setting a dangerous standard
The last month, I've been having a blast chatting with a lovely lady on Twitter, Lindsay Newton, (visit her website too!) about our adventures in writing. We met through #Pitmad in December and have kept up sharing our ups and downs with submitting our work to agents and publishers. Today, I was in need of… Continue reading Don’t discount cliche advice!
Last week was a great start to the new year. I had set a goal of writing 5000 words on the first draft of my WIP, From the Vast, which I'd planned on finishing before starting on the sequel to From Stars, Come Dragons, but I put it aside when the sequel consumed my brain.… Continue reading 2018 is off to a great start!