Writing

The Darker Side of a Dream

My boyfriend is really lovely in that he's super supportive when it comes to my writing career. And it includes all facets of it: cooking dinner so I can finishing up drafting a short story, listening to my confusing ramblings as I try to verbally work out plot holes as I'm editing my novels (even… Continue reading The Darker Side of a Dream

Writing

Stealing The Caruso Editing Method

Last week, I mentioned that I'm going to try out a new editing method and I hinted that I might take a moment to describe it for you all. It's nothing new, per say. People have probably been editing using some variation of this method for years, but it's new for me and it was… Continue reading Stealing The Caruso Editing Method

Writing

My Neglected Passions and Pursuits

This writing break has been surprisingly hard. I've finally figured out my writing routine, I think. I mean, it seems to be working, since I've written two first drafts this year when last year, I wrote none. There's a lot that times into that--including being in a better place, mentally, this year, as well as… Continue reading My Neglected Passions and Pursuits

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Lying Numbers and Cheating Thoughts

I started writing a new book this week and I'm already 13,000 words in, after two days of working on it. Before you start cursing my name and wonder what sacrifices I've made in order for the Muse to be so kind to me, let me clear something up real quick. Hardly any of those… Continue reading Lying Numbers and Cheating Thoughts

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My Fears Over My Next Book Project

As you might have gathered from reading this post, I'm about to start my second project for the year of 2018. My goal is four completed writing projects for this year, whether that's writing a first draft of a book or editing a previous project. To do that, I've got three months dedicated for each… Continue reading My Fears Over My Next Book Project

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Book Six: Or, Perhaps My Most Important Book to Date

Last night, I finished writing another book. *panic flails* *throws confetti* It's my sixth ever completed book, which is mind blowing to me in its own right. It's the second book in a quintet I plan on writing. And though this might seem like a silly claim, at this moment right now, I think it's… Continue reading Book Six: Or, Perhaps My Most Important Book to Date

Writing

Permission To Be Shit

I've needed this a lot lately. Why? Because I started writing a new book. Granted, it's going pretty well, considering I've written more in this book than I did the last two books I attempted to write (I made it to roughly 50 pages each before I tabled both of them for other projects, whereas… Continue reading Permission To Be Shit