Writing

Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Well, I finished the draft for book two! Summoned to the Wilds took me 28 days with a pretty tight outline and a good feel for what needed to happen to get me to the ending. Here's my word count per day for the last month-ish: 2/24 - 54303/7 - 46063/17 - 43872/25 - 60353/8… Continue reading Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Writing

Oh, No, I’m In The Bad Place!

That's how it feels anyway when I get to this part in the writing process. I knew it was coming eventually, so I'm prepared, but it's annoying nonetheless. This is the part where I look at everything, and I go "Oh, ew, no, bad, yuck, throw it all away!" I won't throw it all away… Continue reading Oh, No, I’m In The Bad Place!

Self Publishing

Writing Plans For 2022

I didn't know how to plan out my year with Vacancy being unfinished going into 2022, but now that it's done, it's time. I had a plan for 2021, and I did a lot of the things I hoped I would, but I also fell behind. Considering we... moved four times between September 2020 and… Continue reading Writing Plans For 2022

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NaNoWriMo 2021 – First Friday Check In

We're five days into National Novel Writing Month, and while I was unsure at first if I would even indulge this year, the craziness that has been my last few weeks has lent itself perfectly to taking up the challenge once again, so here we are! I'm working on a sword and sorcery romcom featuring… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2021 – First Friday Check In

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NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 1

Well, today was a huge success as far as NaNo goes. It was also a success in general--I actually got to write! I haven't been able to devote time to work for about a week, and forget about grabbing ten or fifteen minutes here and there: I'm bad at focusing in short spurts when the… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 1

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October Mini Plotting

Demon Protection Program - working title I've been setting aside a little pocket of time every day to brainstorm a new project. It's nowhere near the drafting stage, it's just a huge host of characters, some raunchy situational comedy, and a vague idea about the apocalypse, but it's got potential! I've been watching New Girl,… Continue reading October Mini Plotting

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#1LineWed – Theme: Bulwer-Lytton (worst lines)

It's no dark and stormy night, certainly...

Writing

Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Normally I write to Dear Readers, but today I'd like to talk to the writers. Even though I self publish and technically make money off my writing (albeit paltry amounts especially after the Zon takes its cut), I'm not what a lot of people would consider a professional or a master or anything. I agree,… Continue reading Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Fun Stuff, Vacancy

How Much Of A Nerd Am I?

A lot! I play The Sims in my free time. It can be an incredibly chill game, or you can cause a lot of chaos. I usually spend my time building houses and creating people and crafting whole little worlds because, duh, of course I do. So of course I built Moonlit Shores Manor from… Continue reading How Much Of A Nerd Am I?

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Hitting 50K And Taking A Break – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

I've treated these guys like they're in progress for so long that it's hard to shift over to transformed.