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!
Let me know if I'm posting too many of these but since I've been writing every day my thoughts are full of writing-related things and this is where I go to vent them. LOL I'm so incredibly pleased with my current trajectory in writing. I have goals that I believe are achievable. I'm so glad… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 6
The end of this year is going to be insane while I try to get everything done that I have planned. I touched on this in my monthly update but I'm ready to go into a more detail here. Right now: I'm writing SKIN AND SCALE (SAS) the "sequel" to FROM STARS, COME DRAGONS (FSCD.)… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 5
What's this? A timely update?! I know, I can't believe it either. Querying: From Stars, Come Dragons: I'm officially taking this one off the table. Technically, there's still one publisher I haven't heard from but that's OK. I'm going to file it as a rejection and move on because I have PLANS! Current Novel… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for September
Writing has been going really well this week! I've been going strong on my new-old WIP (the sequel to FROM STARS, COME DRAGONS) currently titled SKIN AND SCALE. As you can see, by the name of the file in the word count target photo, I started writing this on August 28th. Exactly one month ago.… Continue reading Writing Role Call
I'm so bad at sharing. I constantly think about wanting to share my thoughts or quotes from my WIPs or collages I've made from the pictures I've collected on Pinterest or any number of other things. But as soon as it comes time to actually make the decision to share it, 99% of the time,… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 4