Doubt, trepidation, and anxiety are all fairly natural qualities in a writer. I know these feelings are not unique to me. And yet, that solidarity doesn’t make it feel any easier to approach writing. To get over the fear and actually write. When am I ready to write a story? I am a pantser. When I… Read More Am I Ready For This Story?
At over 400 pages in its first draft, my current WIP is a monster. Meandering, and repetitive, I spent so many words figuring out the world of my story, getting to know the characters, learning their motives, their passions, their faults. When I started writing this book during my first ever NaNoWriMo in November 2014,… Read More Revisions, revisions
It’s been almost three months since my last post and most of my time away has not been filled with writing or writing related thoughts. It’s easy to get distracted by any number of things, and this winter, writing hasn’t been my primary focus. It seems almost everything else was more important, but perhaps everything… Read More Radio Silence…ending now
As I detailed in my last post, mid-way through August I had this scary realization that I was drafting my rapidly lengthening WIP with no end in sight and that it might be better to take a few steps back and reevaluate my progress and try plotting before I continue. What did this mean for my… Read More Report Card Time: August Goals
Every Monday when I get to work, I sit down and write a to do list. Most of the time, I don’t even write one for work – this is my personal to do list, the things I want to take care of before the next Sunday ends. It usually includes finishing a book I’m… Read More Accomplishing Smaller Goals
August Word Count: 2,819 Aha Moments: 0 Self-doubt: 3.5 out of 5 on a x-ed out eye emoji scale. Current Mood: (Gif source: http://giphy.com/gifs/yes-maybe-GVH7ZnzMGFEjK) Next Steps: Write some words before I go to work. Then cry because I may never find a way to the end of this story.
Even though it’s so hot right now, all I want to do it sit right next to my AC cradling a bowl of ice cream in my arms, the world does not stop spinning just because it’s summer. I completed Camp NaNoWriMo in July. I set a goal of 20,000 words and wrote more than… Read More Summertime Sadness: August Goals