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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Sanderson’s Class

So I got into Sanderson’s class/workshop this year. YAY! The fifteen of us have been divided in to three separate critique groups. I’ve been to two classes so far and it’s been great. Although, I got a nice reminder to check my ego at the door. I think I’m pretty good about not being too defensive with […]

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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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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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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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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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And the Wheel Keeps Spinning, and spinning and spinning …

I’m starting to realize this is going to be an intense summer and I’m a little worried about that. I have a spread sheet that tracks all the conferences/workshops, and saying that it’s a little full would be an understatement to say the least.  I’m mildly concerned about burnout.  Any suggestions on how to keep […]

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(Live from LDStoryMakers) A Post from Brandon Sanderson’s Master Class

Hi everyone. This is a quick (but long) post. During Brandon Sanderson’s master class at LDStorymakers he asked what character dossier people used. “The EPIGUIDE.COM Character Chart for Fiction Writers”  by Kira Lerner and Toni Walker is the one I like to fill out to better understand my major characters. I’ve tweaked and reorganized it for me and I’m […]

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Grammar and Me

Note: I was worried about not writing enough for this blog and then realized that it doesn’t have to be very long. This one is short and sweet.   I suck at grammar. Always have. I didn’t get it in high school and in college I had completely given up because I still couldn’t get […]

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The Summer of Whedon

Buffy and Firefly A couple of summers ago I discovered “Buffy” on Netflix. Needless it was a good few months that year. I then went on a rampage and started watching everything by Joss Whedon and have been a huge fan ever since. This spring/summer I’ve decided to revisit both Buffy and Firefly for two […]

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