Gold and Silver Stars (Excerpt from Imperfect)

Draft 2 of “Imperfect” is getting so close! I’m just four chapters away from finishing making the changes I marked up and finding some good solutions to problems I previously identified. *rubs hands together* Just for fun, here’s a (rough) excerpt of one of my favorite scenes. 😉 • • • I walked across the … More Gold and Silver Stars (Excerpt from Imperfect)

Excerpt Time!

I just broke 42k words on my novel this week! I’m so excited to be so near to the end. It feels a little scary that there’s less than one-tenth of the first draft left to write, but if I forget something, there’s always second drafts, right? XD Also, the message of the novel is … More Excerpt Time!

My Poor Characters

You guys, I’m getting a little concerned for my characters. Their author just keeps piling things on them. O.o. I just remembered that this is literally the beginning of the fourth quarter so the WORST is coming. O.o. Who made me decide to write an end-of-the-world story? XD Here is the best un-spoilery excerpt I … More My Poor Characters

More Words!

Words are happening!!! Last week I added 4k, give or take, new words to my current story. I’m a NaNoRebel, and there were some snacks. XD My disastrous christening was perfectly disastrous, and I surprised myself with some new details and character developments I wasn’t expecting. The dog in it is slowly morphing to have … More More Words!

Thinking of Christmas…

With several emails and immensely helpful comments from beta-readers, feverishly scribbled Post-it notes, and a bullet list in my notebook of possible changes, I worked on “Sincerely, Jem” today and moved it several steps farther. 😉 Just for fun, here’s another excerpt… The only problem with sharing a room with her sisters, Jessie decided, was … More Thinking of Christmas…