What is my Revision Process? Step 2

Once I've finished collecting the feedback on the draft of my manuscript, I get ready to go into the next step of my revision process. The second step in my revision process is to create the plan for the revisions that need to take place. This step is definitely one that varies writer to writer.... 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 →

What is the Writing Process? Step 2

Once the writing process has begun and step one is complete (check out What is the Writing Process? Step 1) it’s time to move to tackling the second step. The second step to the writing process is all about beginning to figure out the details of the world, characters, relationships, and scenes in the story.... Continue Reading →

What is the Writing Process? Step 1

First, a very important disclaimer. This answer is going to be vastly different from writer to writer, and sometimes project to project. The steps in this series are not meant to be followed exactly and precisely each and every time a writer takes on a project. I’m describing the steps and the process I loosely... Continue Reading →

Making a Manuscript Key

I want to be able to track this journey of how my stories evolve, but not being able to go back and know which manuscript I was discussing feels problematic. Solution:create a manuscript key. The manuscript key allows me to discuss a manuscript by its catalog number. I don’t discuss my projects by title should... Continue Reading →

An Argument for Archiving

I went into my files this week to pull out one of the first drafts of the manuscript I’m doing a revision on. I was hoping that I'd find a scene I knew I'd cut from the current version in this version I thought I had archived. I didn’t find it in there. I checked... Continue Reading →

Ushering in a New Decade

That phrase falls from the fingers and lands on the heart in several ways. It feels weighty and full of responsibilities. It also feels light and full of possibilities. It's both OK and important to acknowledge both sides of that reality and allow oneself to contemplate both. This week I did a few things to... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Prep- Week 3

This story.  I tell you. I love to make soundtracks for the novels I'm writing and each story inspires its' own playlist. I woke up one morning this week with ideas for the playlist for TS running through my head. I grabbed my phone and created the playlist before I forgot any of the songs... Continue Reading →

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