It’s been a while since I’ve written a real post. At least it feel that way to me. I thought providing a bit more world-building info would be a nice way to ease myself back into a more regular writing/blogging routine.
As I discussed in the last installment of this series, the peoples living in the southern half of Úr’Dan are far more diverse than their neighbors to the north. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Bargers and Southerners
I essentially have two chapters left to write in the beta manuscript of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: At the Conclusion
The end of Manuscript: Beta of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento is nigh, and my characters (most of them) just survived a battle scene that ended as abruptly as it began. Continue reading 4 Ways to Write an Exciting Action Scene
Life has been busy since we bought our house. Most of my weekends and spare evenings have been spent sanding, painting, talking with repair pros, or demolishing moldy cabinets in the cellar.
Fortunately, real progress is being made on our house, and we’re on our way to moving in in the next month or so. I’ll post some photos soon. Continue reading Friday Actual Write-Day
And aside from writing, that is what has taken up my week… and the last several weeks. Continue reading We Bought a F*ckin’ House
I miss studying language. I took French in middle/high school, German in college, and Arabic in college/grad school. The roots and origins of words has always fascinated me, and I will still look up words that catch my fancy. Continue reading And My New Favorite German Word is… Fledermaus!
In my first three posts in this series, I discussed the general aspects of my world-building, such as the language and the mythology. Then, I delved a little bit deeper into the geography and peoples of the northern half of Úr’Dan, providing some insight into the the people and landscapes seen in The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
Now, I think it’s time we visit the southern half of Úr’Dan. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Southern Half
Wow, has it already been two weeks? The last two weeks have felt hectic, likely because they sort of were. PW and I have been house-shopping. We thought we had found the one, but our inspector turned up some unforeseen issues, so we’re bringing in more experts to have a look.
As you can imagine, this has occupied my time and mind-space for the last few weeks. But the writing continues, and moves forward! Continue reading Friday Write-Day: What Comes After the Writing?
As I near the end of my revisions to Manuscript: Beta, I have begun to reflect on the process itself. Jessie called me crazypants when I told her I was rewriting The Warden of Everfeld: Memento to prepare the second draft.
So I thought I would compare this processes to the other paths I might have taken. At its most basic, there are really only three ways to revise a first draft. Continue reading 3 Ways to Revise Your First 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!