Managing Writer Fatigue

There are points during the year when writing fatigue kicks in. Deciding how to react to it, whether it's time to push on through a deadline like during NaNoWriMo or to take a break from the relentless pace I've set myself on, is important both for my own balance and for my stories. I've found... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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