This past November, I technically did not win NaNoWriMo, but in a way, I did. Confused? What I mean is, while I didn't write 50,000 words over the course of November, I did complete my rough draft of my book, Serafima's Stone - Book 2 of the Gaslight Frontier Series! As is my custom, I then … Continue reading My Self-Editing Process
Hey there, long-time no-see! Sorry about that... But, Happy New Year! I hope you all made some good memories in 2017, and have wonderful plans for 2018! It's been an...interesting...year. Let's all work together to make 2018 as awesome as possible! I have a few goals moving into the new year. First of all, I'd … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Are you a plotter or a pantser when you write? If you're unfamiliar with those terms, allow me to explain. A "plotter" is a writer who plans and outlines their story ahead of time. Conversely, a pantser writes "by the seat of their pants", with no strict plan to begin with. They simply go where … Continue reading Tools for Organizing Your Story
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
We've all been there. You start a passion project - you're so excited! - and you make progress and make progress and - hit a wall. Your passion disappears and your project becomes a chore. You lose your vision and your motivation. I have to keep going, you tell yourself. If I stop working on … Continue reading The Benefits of Taking a Break From Your Project
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