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Finally: A Writing Update

I started writing a new book last week. I was both really excited and really nervous about it. Excited because working on the outline for the novel helped me figure out a lot of details and really understand the story that I want to tell, not to mention the characters who are going to be… Continue reading Finally: A Writing Update

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Well, Shit

Oh, you gotta love the rollercoaster ride that is being a writer who overthinks (which begs the question of if there is any writer who doesn't struggle with overthinking and questioning their work). Let me tell you a story. Peruse through this blog the past, eh, year or so, and you'll find a plethora of posts discussing… Continue reading Well, Shit

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A Change in Plans

Last year, I was on an amazing writing streak, writing four books between one November and the next. It was...mental, to be honest. So when the new year started, my plan--my vision--was to do the exact same thing again. I had a sequel in one series to write, three new series to start, not to… Continue reading A Change in Plans

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Insights With Editing

I don't think there is any "correct" way to edit your novel. You just gotta find what works best for you in that given moment or that given manuscript and continue to strive to create the best story you can. That said, I've discovered some interesting differences editing ARTEMIS for the second time than my… Continue reading Insights With Editing

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Defeating the Brain

So, writing and your brain. Your brain is, arguably, the biggest asset to assist telling and crafting your stories. It also, not surprisingly, is your biggest enemy. One that I've been battling--and losing to--for the past six, seven months. There are three main areas, I think, where my brain has created mindsets and thoughts detrimental… Continue reading Defeating the Brain