Now that my (spectacularly amazing) wedding is over and I’ve settled into my schedule living with another human being, I’ve thrown myself full force into editing Project Pea. In the overall edits, I’m halfway through the book. I’ve ironed out some timing issues, changed a lot of individual scenes, and fleshed out one of the … Continue reading Project Pea: Finding My Voice
Where have I been, you may ask? Writing a book, I will answer. On December 1st, I finally began writing an idea for a book I’ve had for 4-5 years now. I’ve been calling it Project Pea—both because I want to keep the title a secret, and most likely my original title is going to … Continue reading Project Pea Update
I have written many novels in my life. No really, I have! The only thing is that I’m never satisfied enough with how they turn out to actually do anything with them. Therefore, it’s a constant struggle for me to decide whether to polish up old writings or work on new ones, as I’m always … Continue reading Project Pea and the Writing Process
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After giving this year a lot of thought, I decided that I’m going to go all out in 2023. My goal is to publish three books, write two major short stories, edit and pursue traditional publication for Project Pea, finish a video game script, and begin a … Continue reading Announcing My 2023 Writing Projects: New Year Spectacular Finale!
Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post! Project Pea word count: 20,147 No Monday post and a late Tuesday post? It happens. Life happens. The past few days have been a little crazy, and since writing for the blog doesn’t pay the … Continue reading Find Success with Personal Projects
I’ve got a new WIP – and it’s not fiction. For those of you worried about the fate of the elusive Project Pea, fear not! It’s still my primary focus. And for others who may be concerned about the sequel to The Dragon’s Den, once again, don’t worry! I’m giving it some time before I … Continue reading A New Project…and It’s Non-Fiction?!
Change, my dear. And it seems not a moment too soon. The Sixth Doctor Are you ready for 2023? I know I am! (I say that now…) I hope you are ready, because on Monday, January 2nd, I’m starting a week of blog posts that will blow your mind as I share with you my … Continue reading Stay Tuned for AWESOMENESS!
Once a reader sees a book cover design and thinks the book title is intriguing, what’s next? What helps them decide if they want to make the purchase? They might flip to the back of your book or to the dust jacket and read the blurb. Book blurbs are an oft-overlooked part of a writer’s … Continue reading Resource: How to Write a Catchy Back Cover Blurb That Sells from MasterClass
You finish your first draft. You throw a party. You know there’s still a long way to go, but you’re proud of what you’ve achieved. And so, to keep the momentum going… You rest. How tempting is it to just jump right into the editing stage? As much as I’m a proponent of taking breaks, … Continue reading How to Give Your First Draft (and Yourself) a Break
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Hanging in there, writers? Whether you’re doing NaNo or not, it’s a good idea to take a breather every now and then to assess how you’re doing. How are you progressing … Continue reading One Week into Writing a Novel…