My revising and editing process varies. I don’t believe there is one set way to edit, revise, or redraft because it depends on the story you wrote, how well you wrote it, and how many large changes you need to make. So I am not trying to say that my way is the best way… Read More The Process of Draft Three
It’s been quite a year! Here’s a wrap up of what I’ve accomplished: Writing Early in the year I completed a 92,000 word YA contemporary fantasy. It needs heavy revision, so I’ll most likely attack it as a rewrite when I come back to it. Then I worked on edits for my fairytale but didn’t… Read More 2017 in Review
Twitter is being a very big distraction for me today. Yesterday, I was super excited about my work-in-progress. I stayed off social media all day and ended up writing over 4,600 words. Then I had to go and tweet about it this morning. I got distracted by Twitter right away and then had to check all… Read More Twitter
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.
I was asked what genre of fiction I write recently. The easy answer: mostly fantasy. The actual answer: much more complicated. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that I would be expected to write in only one genre of fiction as an author. I have story ideas for dystopian fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, and a… Read More What Genre of Fiction Do I Write?
I’m not trying to sell you anything. I feel like I have to talk about Scrivener though. Scrivener is writing software. It’s a word processor and project management tool. It’s what I use to write my novels. I initially wanted to post about it because it makes writing about time travel so much easier. It… Read More Writing Tools – Scrivener
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
Reading a story about time travel and writing a story about time travel are completely different things. Yesterday, I was in LOVE with my time travel story because I was reading and editing it. Today, I have a headache, a very big time travel headache. I’m not confused about when things happen in my story…not yet.… Read More Time Travel Headaches