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Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline

Welcome to a new edition of Friday… Day! As you might have heard earlier this week, I’m in need of a change-up. This series will officially focus on my publishing efforts, even though that’s essentially what I’ve been trying to do for weeks.

On to the updates! Continue reading Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline

Friday Write-Day: I Need A Map!

I realized this week that I don’t have a nicely illustrated map of my fantasy world.

For anyone familiar with fantasy novels, having a beautiful map for the reader to reference as they journey through this fictional world is, like, where 60% of the enjoyment of fantasy stories comes from. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: I Need A Map!

Creativity Sessions: Finding a Character’s Heart

Last Friday, I touched on the changes that were beginning to manifest in the third draft of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.

As one of two leading protagonists in the novel, I knew that Jaed’s characterization was paramount to both a well-balanced story, and an enjoyable read. Achieving that has been easier said than done.

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Forward with the Second Draft!

I had a revelation this week. Rather, a revelation was given to me by someone else. I have devised a plan to both motivate myself towards the end of Manuscript: Beta and get a headstart on the review process with my beta readers and editor — all in one fell swoop! Continue reading Forward with the Second Draft!

Friday Write-Day: The Revision Plan

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My short story has been submitted to Five on the Fifth’s contest! I read through Wolf’s Moon Night on Sunday night, making a few small changes, then again on Monday night. I finally worked up the courage to submit it on Tuesday, one day before the deadline. Submitting to a litmag — and particularly a contest — is daunting. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Revision Plan

Writing Lesson #37: Writing Consistently is about Balance

Lesson #37 from finishing my first manuscript: Try to find that balance.

Accomplishing anything effectively is about balance. Finishing the first draft of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento over the last few months was a bit tiresome. I had not met my monthly writing goals since the end of NaNoWriMo 2015, and I was constantly falling behind – according to my own exceedingly high standards. I just wanted it done, but I didn’t always have the motivation or the willpower to just sit down and write.

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