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.
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!
First, I want to thank you all for supporting my first short story, Under the Amethyst Sky. It was awesome to see so many of you reading and liking! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! And I hope you come back for more, because this Friday, June 15th, I'll be posting another short story! And… Continue reading June Short Story Title and Cover Reveal
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, 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
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?