Friday, March 29, 2019

About Writing Ep. 1: Things I Use for Writing

This isn't intended to be a how-to post. It's more of a discussion of craft and to give you a look at my process. There isn't a right or wrong. Just a matter of preference. I watched videos where writers discussed their favorite resources, and mine were a little different, so I thought I would throw them out there for your consideration.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Book Two Posts: The Rewrite Ep. 1

I recall being filled with excitement when I had about two chapters left to write in my rough draft. I was really pleased. I had lots of stuff going on, and things were interesting. After finishing, I had planned to shelve it for a while, but I just couldn't leave it alone.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

I Couldn't Wait - Listening to the First Draft

Omigosh, you guys! I figured out how to convert my first draft to Mobi and upload it to my Kindle Fire so I could listen to it. This is exciting! What was a messy pile of words and notes that were half finished around Thanksgiving is now officially a whole book--minus the edits and some parts that need to be more fully fleshed out.

It's Done - First Draft

I've just completed the rough draft of my third novel--which totaled to just over 80K words--although the word "complete" doesn't really seem correct here. Some of the chapters, especially the denouement ones, are just kind of thrown down. Extremely coarse, gritty, rough drafts.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The End Is Near

I am two chapters away from being finished with the first draft of my third novel. Some of the chapters are very skeletal, and I'm alright with that for now. With over 280 pages so far, I am securely in novel-length territory, and I know that it will be the perfect size after I've written those two chapters and fleshed out the rest.