So today, I wanted to talk about something that EVERY writer experiences during editing. The revision blues. Right now, I’m about a quarter way through this draft of TEOS...and while I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this novel, I’ve chosen to completely bend the shape of this manuscript. It’s hard, but I just know that when I’m … Continue reading Revision Blues
Confession: It’s mid-December, and I haven’t yet written my 2018 (!) writing goals. At the end of last year, I sat down with a cup of coffee & wrote a list of everything I wanted to complete that year. It was a very ambitious list. I didn’t expect to complete even half of the list, … Continue reading 2017 Writing Goals… How did I go? (+ What I Hope to Accomplish in 2018!)
So.... This post was actually intended to be a series of Tweets on my Twitter account…but somehow, I ended up with over 800 words, so I thought it would be better suited for a blog post. This was, in part, inspired by my previous post earlier this year on why I love fairy-tales (and mythology), and … Continue reading Hades & Persephone: The Queen of Life and Death (& Why I Love Her)
NaNoWriMo 2017 is officially OVER. Honestly, this year has been a riot of fun. Macbook Pro/laptop issues aside (which was stressful as hell—back up your work, people), I’ve been SUPER productive this month, and overall, I’m pleased with my final word count for November. I've ended up with 61k for November, and although there were … Continue reading Looking back at NaNoWriMo…
"Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel." —H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Sooo...week two! This is always a hard week for everyone, I think. Things change in week two. I realize what a huge undertaking NaNoWriMo is. Doubt is beginning to crawl along the edges of my mind. I mean, NaNoWriMo have even called it the "week … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week Two
ONE week down of NaNoWriMo, three more to go… How is everyone going!? As I draft this post, I’ve reached 23k. So far, I’m SUPER pleased with my progress. I admit, it was a slow start for me—I think about 2k words on the first day—but after that, as I fell more in tune with … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week One (+ Beautiful Books Link-Up!)
National Novel Writing Month has BEGUN! Which means that everyone's diving head-first into their novels, scrambling to find their NaNo-prep, and banishing their inner editor to get 50,000 words done this month. To recap, I do intend to post weekly with updates, with the exception of this beginning post. I hope everyone had a fabulous … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Begins!