I'm making this post as an encouragement. In case any of you have struggled or are struggling with a common stress a lot of writers have about not being original. First, let me tell you where this started. I was watching a new video from Alexa Donne. She writes YA fantasy and has a YouTube… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 17
This month has been nuts! Even though I took a vacation from work, I don't feel rested at all! And don't have nearly enough writing to show for it. But, hey! At least I got some spring cleaning done! As far as the writing goes. It's going! And I hope I've found a way to… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 15
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
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
I've written so much this week, on so many different WIPs, I've lost track of my word count and nearly lost my mind. I followed my shiny new toy for a little while. Wrote almost 4K on that, plus a LOT of notes for world building, plot and character development. I revised my short story… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 1
Recently, I discovered that I have absolutely no idea how to share my writing journey. My husband says my posts are great. No one else has complained about them, but I'm not happy with them. For example, my monthly updates are copy, paste, replace old info with new info, repeat. I think the structure of… Continue reading A new brand of writer’s block
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…
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!