Grappling with the Timeline

Last week I really struggled with the timeline of the story. Trying to overlay the chapters to an actual calendar spread of the months that the story was going to span proved to be really difficult. I started this piece of the process for two reasons. First was because I wanted to see what the... Continue Reading →

Diving into the Manuscript

Should it surprise me when my character do things I don't expect them to? No. DOES it still surprise me every time they do? Yes, yes it does. Characters going rogue is a really intriguing occurrence in writing, especially because I am such a planner. I take the time to outline what the story is... Continue Reading →

Getting Ready to Write

It’s so comforting to feel the familiarity of my routines as I get ready to start working on a manuscript. Each piece of my process feels like wrapping myself in a favorite blanket and the excitement builds each step of the way. Last week I did nearly everything I needed to in order to start... Continue Reading →

Weaving the Writing and Deadlines

This week I struggled with my manuscript in weaving the new edits necessary to take this story to the next level with the writing that's already been done. Also, deadlines. 🙂 As I was working on MS:T last week, I was struggling with a piece of the story I wanted to introduce in chapter eight.... Continue Reading →

A Word to Lean Into

A few years ago I heard about this idea of picking a word for the year to lean into and explore. I’ve picked a word the last several years and I’ve loved what each one has taught me. This year, I’m really excited to do the same and I love the word I’ve chosen. Now,... Continue Reading →

Letting 2020 Go

Oh my dear readers. We are getting ready to say goodbye to the year and what a year it is has been. I spent this past week setting up my plot board and dry erase boards for the new year. My plot board is full of index cards, one for each chapter of MS:T, with... Continue Reading →

Completing a Goal

I finished the complete revision of MS:SB and it felt so good to complete the goal before 2020 ended. This was a project I started way back in the beginning of the year and I almost let it go. I knew if I did, I would only be slowing down the work I want to... Continue Reading →

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