Archive for the 'First Draft' Category

My 2-3 Months “Break”

Update on the New Shiny Hopefully by the end of tonight I will have finished my werewolf story. All I have is the closing scene to write, so not much at all.  Once it’s done, I’m taking a couple months break to get some distance from it before taking a second look. 1. Short Story […]

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My Book Boyfriend is Back (well, one of them is)

Let’s start out with some fun stuff . . . What I’m Reading: Fire Touched (#9 of the Mercy Thompson Series) By: Patricia Briggs (I will read anything this woman writes. Her, and Ilona Andrews.) I got sidetracked last week from reading this. Lesson learned, don’t try to read books on your Kindle only when […]

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Pressure Week

There’s four more days until the new year, and I need to get my short story finished in that time. Work did not happen during Christmas (unfortunately). Getting any writing done in a different house during the holidays with a Little was nearly impossible. I just gave up. I got a little work done on […]

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Getting the Stupid Voice Right

Writing third person is hard. I struggle with it every time. Normally, I find writing in first person a lot easier. But I need to get better at writing in other view points, so this story is kind of a warm up before I jump into my second novel (which is also 3rd person pov). […]

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Next Steps into the New Year

Hello, internet. Long time, no see. I’m going to get back in the swing of things now that my Little is almost 3 months old. So, here are the plans for the new year: 1.) New Book Baby: I’m starting my werewolf book in January. I’m actually very excited about it. I’ve been editing my […]

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One Very Successful Week

Two Weeks Ago I took off a week of work to focus on getting edits done on the first draft of my MS. In the back of my mind leading up to it I was afraid I’d get little done, because, well, I’d been struggling with churning out faster edits. The long, boring explanation is I […]

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Mini Update: Obsessions & Some Progress

I actually had a blog post all written up and ready to go . . . and failed to post it. *sigh* Now it’s out of date and deleted. Oh well. Lesson learned. Write the dang thing and hit publish. This will be quick today, simply because I want to publish something. It’s been long […]

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Second Draft is DONE! Thank you writing retreat!

So iWriteNetWork had their second writing retreat this past weekend and I got to reconnect with some of my talented writer friends while there. I did get a lot done while there, but it wasn’t as productive as last time for me. The problem? I didn’t mentally prepare like last time. I’ve learned that you […]

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They’re Back! Writing Prompt #??: Spare some change please?

Yeaaaaah. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I’ll make excuses later (I have a lot to choose from). In the mean time, here’s the writing prompt for today! *sigh* I’ve missed doing these! Today’s Writing Prompt: Spare some change please? My 100 Words: Harriet tugged at her blouse, willing it with all her might […]

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Editing, Grammar, and Bribes

Editing and Bribes It’s been rough getting started, but the edits on my book-baby are officially underway!  Yay! I’ve discovered (rather quickly, actually) how difficult getting into editing mode is. Turns out it’s a different monster than writing the dang thing was. When I wrote the first draft I worked towards a word count goal, […]

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