I’ve been binge reading this January. I’ve read nine books so far: seven fantasy, one historical romance, and one romantic suspense (which I originally thought was mystery/suspense). You can check me out on Goodreads and be my friend if you want to know the titles of the books I read. I only plan to mention one of them by name in… Read More What Reading can Teach you about Writing
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!
Unfortunately, you can’t be a writer without doing some amount of editing. Even if you decide to hire developmental, copy, and line editors, you are still going to be a part of the process. Unless you hire a ghost writer, you are going to edit at some point or another. Editing isn’t terrible. It’s not. When you… Read More How to NOT Go Insane While Editing Your Novel
The neatest thing just happened while I was editing. I came to a part where I added this line: “Jaelin huffed, and sat down on her cot, crossing her arms and legs in front of her.” It was something that I thought needed to happen. I decided that I would change whatever action happened later, when I… Read More Writing/Editing Surprises
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.
A Beta Reader, according to Wikipedia, is: a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta reading is typically done before the story is released… Read More Let me be your Beta Reader