NaNoWriMo 2021 Prep Continued

This week's preparations were all about my environment. I took the time to prep my board, my music, and my Scrivener doc and each step helped me to get ready for this challenge. NaNoWriMo, for as much work as I do to prepare, is really about how I show up everyday during those 30 days... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2021 Prep

Querying for my MS:D manuscript is running in the background and my attention can come completely to the work of preparing for NaNoWriMo to begin on November first. The manuscript I will be writing this year is MS:SOS and I cannot wait to start. First, a brief explanation on what National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)... Continue Reading →

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 →

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