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 →

NaNoWriMo 2020 Week 3

Day 9: 1,696 words. It’s weird how quickly these first weeks have gone by. Usually it feels like it takes a lot longer to get to day nine, to close out act one and move into act two, but it’s just not the case this year. It’s positive, in that the story has got such... Continue Reading →

Struggling with Process

Last week, I really struggled with process. So much of me wants to do this revision differently, to create a process where my approach is wide-angled in view and scope. I want to know at the outset that what I'm doing will be different and more effective than what I’ve done before. But every time... Continue Reading →

Losing My Place

I had an interesting thing happen this week. A dear friend of mine was asking about a manuscript I had sent her the first chapter of a few years ago and how the story had developed. I told her it was complete and she asked if she could read it in its entirety. I was... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2019 Prep- Week 1

I am so excited to get ready for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  In case you don't know about the NaNoWriMo challenge, it is a challenge that happens during the month of November where writers push themselves to finish a 50,000 word complete first draft of a manuscript.  This is the blog post I wrote... Continue Reading →

Every Small Choice

In the morning, when I'm tired and it's easy to lose myself scrolling through my phone, it's the choice to open a book from the genre I'm writing to and read. In the afternoon, when I've already made lunch for my girls and/or prepped for dinner and it's easy to eat the rest of their... Continue Reading →

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