My story has been BARRELLING towards the end these last few writing days. I’ve known it was coming for a couple chapters now, but it’s still a bit unbelievable. I think this draft is done. I wrote a line that was meant to be the end of the chapter, and it made me tear up … More I Didn’t Write “The End”
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!
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
“You’ve read all the self-publishing pep talks. Your book still isn’t published. Or finished. So why not try a different approach? Not Write Now isn’t like any book on writing you’ve read before. It won’t tell you to get your hiney in the chair and write. It will tell you to do the exact opposite. … More Book Review: Not Write Now
When work has been too crazy and you’re too tired to write, the answer is of course to draw a map of your castle. Or several maps of your castle. Not your castle, the characters’ castle, of course. (Though wouldn’t one specifically just for writing and feeling majestic be awesome?) If you promise not to … More Castles and Batteries
Abigail Harder literally always has the best tags, and I thought this one looked like fun, so I snagged it. 😉 (Thanks, Abigail, and I love your answers. 😀) 1. Link and thank the blogger who tagged you. 2. Include the graphic somewhere in your post (or make your own!). 3. Answer the questions truthfully … More Never Have I Ever Tag (Writer Edition)
I found a mini cookies ‘n cream candy bar while cleaning my desk today. I had a cute little note written on it that said, “Good job wording!” I was touched and vaguely wondered what it was a congratulations for. I was sick almost all last week, so not a lot of “wording” happened recently. … More Messy Desks and Drafts
I’ve been working more on my fantasy novel, and I’m so happy with how it’s going so far! Something weird just happened and somebody evil probably did it, and the MCs are low on food, and also they’re finally talking to each other a little more which is nice. XD By my nearest count, I … More Halfway, HOORAY!
I got batteries for Chanukah (eight nights x one gift per night = eight traditionally practical gifts), and it’s been so amazing. 😉 My Dana Alphasmart electronic typewriter is delightfully ancient and completely useless without batteries, so I’m super happy to have it back in comission. I’ve already writen 5,000 new words (distraction free!) on … More Batteries and a Book Club
Happy New Year, again! 😀 I’m seriously loving how the numbers “2020” look. It’s satisfyingly symmetrical. XD For the past two years, I’ve been setting word-related goals and sharing them here on my blog, (see how I did on last year’s here), so I thought I’d do it again. 😀 And this is more of … More My 2020 Bookish Goals