I've treated these guys like they're in progress for so long that it's hard to shift over to transformed.
I've seen a few of these around, usually as a brainstorming technique. Some authors collect images and put together a board that embodies the mood they want to convey in their work: a mood board. I've been intrigued by them because they're very pretty, but never used them as part of the planning process. Instead,… Continue reading Mood Boards for Brainstorming and Plotting
What a weird, busy week and a half it's been. It's felt only like half a week, but somehow ten days got crammed into what felt like four, and here I am on a Wednesday feeling like it should be last Wednesday, and Memorial Day weekend is still coming up even though it just passed.… Continue reading An Evolving Revision Process
It's finally May (if you can believe it), and that means I'm that much closer to releasing She's All Thaumaturgy! And so, in celebration, I've decided to release the cover: Designed by the lovely Anna at Eerily Fair Design for print and ebook! She's All Thaumaturgy is a fantasy comedy with the elements of a… Continue reading Cover Reveal: She’s All Thaumaturgy
It's finally April, a month I've been looking forward to (and also dreading a little) all year. When I planned out my 2020 writing schedule, I used the National Novel Writing Months as a framework for my first drafts. April, July, and November are all for drafting, while the other months are for brainstorming, plotting,… Continue reading April CampNaNo Kickoff
This week has been one of the best and one of the worst. On one hand, I've completed something that I'm incredibly proud of, and I've put it out into the world. And on the other hand...I PUT IT OUT INTO THE WORLD! https://giphy.com/gifs/parks-and-rec-nbc-leslie-knope-10ABvIA9IM29tC That's the eternal struggle. I want to dedicate my life to… Continue reading Art & Anxiety
For the past two years, I've been working from home, and by "working" I mean writing and not making a damn cent. That all changes this year. I have a solid plan to release at least three books (self-published on Amazon) and produce at least three more drafts. Ideally, both of those threes will be… Continue reading 2020 Goals: My Year of Content
Here are my top five tips to get some of that precious time back so you can complete your NaNo project this Thanksgiving.
This is the letter you get at 40,000 words. It's incredibly encouraging, for me at least. What's especially funny though: I dyed my hair purple today for the first time in like four-ish months and the next scene I'm about the embark on literally is an awkward dinner. The universe has opened up and screamed,… Continue reading A Tiny NaNo Update At 40k Words
Yesterday was the 18th, 60% done with the month, and 75% done with NaNo! Well, 3/4 of the way to the 50k word goal, at least. I'm feeling pretty good, very pumped to continuously be ahead of the word count, and super proud for spewing out words every day, even if some days that count… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – 37,500 Words (75% Complete!)