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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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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Words are Weird

I’m in the middle of some of the tedious edits. As in, I comb through my document looking for ‘there’s to delete, and after looking at about the 150th ‘there’ it starts to look and sound weird in my head. It also happened with ‘since’ and about another half-dozen words. I don’t mind these types […]

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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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The End is in Sight!

The End! So Close! So, great news. I’m almost done with my revisions.  I’m just this close. Each week I estimate what I can get done and aim for that. If my estimation is right, I should finish the first week of September. Worst case scenario is I finish the second week. Actually, the worst […]

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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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Writing Prompt: Seven of Swords

They’re back! I’M back! Yea!!!!! So Jack and I are living in Tooele now (no it’s not actually ‘forever away’) and love it. There is a down side though. There’s not a whole lot of places for me to go and write. When we lived in Draper I had multiply options. There was the library, […]

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Writing Prompts for This & Last Week

Two for one this week. Last Week’s Writing Prompt: He hadn’t meant to scare the child My 100 Words: He slide the blade methodically through transparent skin. The ritual required serenity, peace, and careful planning. Now he’d have to deal with the yammering spirit while he proceeded with the spell. In all honesty he hadn’t […]

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Writing Prompt #I-Don’t-Even-Know: Most vivid amongst the memories of his home town …

I really liked this one a lot more than I thought I would. Today’s Writing Prompt: Most vivid amongst the memories of his home town . . . My 100 Words: Most vivid amongst the memories of Don’s home town was the creek’s bank on the west side. He used to go after school and […]

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