The second half of March was awesome! Spring officially happened, my allergies went away, I won FOUR free books through Goodreads giveaways, and I finished my manuscript! First, if you’re on Goodreads, check out their giveaway section and make sure to scan through the Kindle Giveaways if you have a kindle (Browse>Giveaways> [dropdown box] Filter by>Kindle Giveaways). All… Read More March Recap
I don’t consider myself a poet. Poetry is tough to write. I’ve written poetry over the years though, and in high school I started writing lyrics. Stuff like “I Love Mayonnaise” because I was into cheesy punk music at the time. Sometime between 2010 and 2012, on a road trip from Texas to Arizona to… Read More I Write Lyrics
I gave myself a challenge Saturday evening. Write 10,000 words for my current work in progress by tonight. Well, I didn’t write 10k words. I wrote 15k! I met my 10k goal a day and a half early and kept going. I have the next chapter worked out in my head already, but I haven’t… Read More Goals
On this, the last day of 2016, I thought I would contemplate my writing related stats for the past year. I wrote five manuscripts, took several months off from writing, edited and revised for several months, beta read four manuscripts for three fellow authors, had one of my manuscripts beta read, had two other manuscripts alpha read,… Read More 2016 Writing Stats
This year was my first year to participate in National Novel Writing Month, and I won! The goal is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. I reached the 50k word goal today, but my novel isn’t done. I’m close to the end but still have a couple thousand more words to write before I can type… Read More NaNoWriMo WIN!
For starters, let me prove that I have written 40,000 words in ten days. My NaNoWriMo stats are: To be 100% transparent, I had a bad writing day Wednesday after the election and only got about 850 words written. In a world where those extenuating circumstances didn’t exist or happened in a different month, I would easily have been… Read More How to Write 40k Words in 10 Days
Over the last ten days I’ve cut a whopping 9,500 words from my manuscript. My goal is/was to cut 20k from it…okay let me back up. My brain is sludge right now. I’ve been editing all the long, long weekend and not getting a lot of sleep. When I originally completed the manuscript I’m working on, it… Read More Word Count & Cutting Words
I recently completed a major revision project. I’ve been working on the first novel I wrote, and wow, what a task! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it’s surprising how long it took. I got so lost in the project that I disappeared from social media for several days. That’s why I haven’t blogged in a while. Currently, I… Read More Revising & Reading my Manuscript
Okay, I’ve been putting it off long enough. It’s time for me to sit down with my first novel and edit it, again. I finished my time travel novel today, and while I’m glad of the accomplishment, I’m mostly nervous/anxious about finally running out of excuses for not focusing on self-publishing. It’s weird. I daydream… Read More Time to Edit. Seriously.
I love it when the story that you are writing is flowing so easily through your brain that you can’t seem to type fast enough. I am nearing the end of my time travel story. It is exciting!