Welcoming March

March always feels like one of the longest month's of the year for me.  This was especially true when I was teaching.  The beginning of March would see us all returning to school after a week long break and the kids (well, yes as a matter of fact, the teachers too) were already chomping at... Continue Reading →

Sharing Writing

It's a funny thing, the difference between sharing pieces of a story for critiquing and handing off a complete manuscript for a read-through.  There's something so much more revealing about handing over the complete manuscript, knowing that when it's viewed in its entirety, all of the flaws and weak points are out of your control... Continue Reading →

Goals for Quarter 3

Quarter 3 for my writing goals cover December, January, and February.  My focus at the beginning of this quarter marks a major shift from what I've been focusing on for the past year and a half.  My main focus leading up to this point has been on creating content.  I knew I wanted to have... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2

Day 5-Daily Word Count- 1,732. I had to break from one chapter to the next today. Typically, I try to write one chapter per day, but I had to do it differently. Tomorrow I will continue the chapter I started today. I didn't know the full motivation for why my main character is doing what... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep- Week 1

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a creative writing challenge that challenges writers to finish the first draft of a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November.  To finish a novel in 30 days, writers need to write about 1,667 words per day.  Every day of the month of November.  Even on Thanksgiving.  It's daunting,... Continue Reading →

In the Story

I've been writing this week, filling in gaps and steadily completing manuscript 1.  One of the chapters I've been working on in act 2 is key in understanding why and how one of my characters is different than everyone else in their world. The characters are going to a place to see what makes the... Continue Reading →

Onward and Upward

This week I've been taking time here and there to write. Last night, I worked from 8:00 pm - 12:30 am on my story and it felt SO GOOD! Some thoughts I had while working this week. I am not a great speller. I've gotten much better over the years, but it's not something that... Continue Reading →

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