I couldn't think of a particularly specific topic to blog about this week, so this post will just be a general status update: what I'm working on, current goals, future projects, etc. I'm trying to wrap up the first draft of Serafima's Stone in the next month or two. I'm very close to finishing the … Continue reading General Status Update 4/7/17
Sunday, March 12th, marks one year since Grigory's Gadget was published! Since about a year has passed since publication (wow!), I thought I'd share some of what I've learned in terms of writing, publishing, marketing, and more. In terms of writing, I've discovered that it gets a lot harder after publishing a book! There's an … Continue reading One Year After Publishing Grigory’s Gadget – What I’ve Learned
Apologies for being silent on my blog lately! I meant to post this on Friday *oops*. I'll be resuming my schedule of posting every Friday again starting this week! Recently I've been fighting a new breed of writer's block that I hadn't really experienced before. Usually, when writer's block hits, it's more passive. It's a … Continue reading Battling Aggressive Writer’s Block
Well, November has come and gone, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has come to an end. I did not reach the goal of 50,000 words, but I still made a good effort and ended with 40,176 words. I got hit with pretty severe writers block right as Thanksgiving arrived. Between traveling, spending time with … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 Summary
A lot has happened in the past week. Now, I'm not going to go into specific politics here. I'm sure if you spend any time at all on the internet, you've seen more than you can stomach, regardless of your political beliefs. I know I have. I couldn't muster the focus this week to pick … Continue reading General Update 11/11/2016
Well, okay, today isn't Halloween, but since actual Halloween is on a Monday, a lot of people are celebrating today and tomorrow. I'll be attending a Halloween party tonight with the dance troupe I'm in. We're dressing up as elves from The Lord of the Rings! I've got some exciting things happening in the next … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Well, another Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. I did a slightly better job this time, but still failed to meet my word count. Rather than feel discouraged, this forced me to step back and analyze what I, and my story, really need right now. The answer: stop pantsing and start plotting. For those unfamiliar … Continue reading Plotting vs. Pantsing