I had a light-bulb moment last week about why I’m struggling so much as a writer. It happened while I was reading The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft. I got sucked into this story from the very first page and could not put this book down. It was a well-told mystery that I thoroughly … More An Illuminating Discovery
I decided to go with the flow like I talked about in my last post and I’ve gotten nowhere with my WIP. Something isn’t working with this story. I find myself constantly starting over and I’m sick of it. My work in progress is a rambling mess, and, yes, I know what you’re thinking: … More WIP: First Draft Update
Camp NaNoWriMo ended yesterday and my final tally was 28.25 hours, and even though I didn’t reach my goal of 50 hours, I got a lot of work done. At the beginning of the month, I created a spread sheet to keep track of my progress. I found that out of the 31 days of … More Camp NaNoWriMo: Final Results
It’s day eleven and progress is slow going still. By day seven, I knew I wasn’t going to reach my word count goal. That’s when I realized something important–word count goals just don’t work for me. Instead of following the advice of the eight gazillion books and blog posts on writing that I’ve read over … More Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 11
image by _Zhang via Flickr After spending the past week brainstorming ideas for my estranged sister story, I’ve hit a wall. I’ve come up with some possible ideas for this novel but nothing concrete. I need to know more about the characters. Who are they? What do they look like? What’s their backstory? Knowing more … More How To Write a Novel-Part 2: Character
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Image by: Jonathan Reyes It’s been a little quiet over here for the past few weeks. I’ve been working on a new project, one that I’m excited about. For the past five weeks, I’ve been attending an online writing workshop and I’m in the beginning stages of a novel. The story idea is one that … More The Tale of One Writer’s Journey