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
So this post comes on the heels of me finishing a self-revision and sending it off to a critique partner…which also means that I get to not think about it for a little bit. I’m super excited for this novel, though, and I can’t wait to dive into revisions again. In the meantime, I’ve been … Continue reading On Writing Fairy-Tales and Mythology—Things to Consider
First blog post of 2018! I hope you ALL had a wonderful Christmas/holiday/New Year period. But before I begin, I just want to start with a bunch of updates/other stuff. 1) There’s a giveaway happening on my Twitter account! You only have until the 31st to enter, so get on it! 2) I took a … Continue reading For When You’re Stuck In that Writing Rut…
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)
"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!