I’ve had a severe lack of motivation all week, hence the non-title card for this post.
I was going to write a piece about how the sense of failure in one aspect of life can trickle down and impact other parts of your life. But that seems crass in the wake of Chris Cornell’s death. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: A Very Strange Week
I have crossed the 130,000-word threshold for Manuscript Beta: of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. Now I just need a NaNo-style month of writing to finish! Continue reading Friday Write-Day: A NaNo-Style Month… to Finish My Beta!
The first week in May went pretty well. Although I did not achieve my goal of 122k, I still reached 121,000 words with 8,000 written this past week.
I also got over what felt like a pretty big hump in my story. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Over A Hump of Some Kind
Sigh… to be a traveler for the rest of my life. That’s my dream, I think.
Alas, perhaps when I am rich and famous I can live a life of exploration and adventure. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Back to Work!
I’m back! PW and I landed safe and sound in Baltimore last night and were happily reunited with our lovable pup. Continue reading The Reset After the Long Hiatus
Revising The Warden of Everfeld: Memento has changed the way I think about stories.
During my discovery/first draft process, I mainly thought of world-building in terms of how it affected my direct story. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Crunch Month Continues
Imagine there’s a 500-word chunk of your story that you crafted, carefully shaping it to flow with the rest of the chapter and fit into your story’s themes. It may have taken you 15 or 20 minutes to write that section, read over it, make adjustments to wording or style, and move on to the next section.
But then something changes. Continue reading 3 Reasons You Have to Cut That Scene
In my quest to achieve 60,000 words total for Manuscript: Beta last night, I nearly forgot to put together a post for today. Well, here it is. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Brief Last-Minute Update!
Writing took a bit of a halt this week, but not entirely for the wrong reasons. I spent a few days talking with one of my alpha readers and going through the next phase of my manuscript — phase 2. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: When People Actually Support Your Writing
I did not come into Manuscript: Beta intending to rewrite entire sections, entire chapters, or even entire characters. I thought it would simply be a matter of using the foundation I had with Manuscript: Alpha to write a more polished story. Continue reading Friday Write Day: Revisions Phase 2