[WriYe Blogging Circle] Time is On My Side…

Main Prompt: Life is busy, sometimes often insane. How do you find the time to write within your life? The title is a lie; time is not on my side. And that, I think, is why I am successful at writing or finding the time to write. Let me give you a little glimpse of …

[Camp NaNo] Week One Wrap Up

Week One’s Nays, Yays, and Numbers

[WriYe Blogging Circle] A Rose By Any Other Name

Topic: Real name vs pen name? Is one better than the other? Why or why not? For me, it depends on a few things: How hard is your name to spell, pronounce and remember. You can use your real name if it is hard to spell, pronounce and remember! I always support people who go …

[Camp NaNo] Hello Muddah. Hello Faddah.

Here I am at Camp NaNo July! (I hope that song is stuck in your head forever now.) As I mentioned in my last post (about #50in5), I have decided to work on two different novels during this session of Camp. One is under a different pen name and will be the last novel in …

A New Challenger Approaches: #50in5

AKA: Don’t let me write in a journal. Earlier this month, I made a second Camp NaNoWriMo account. My main one is finishing my thriller series (under a different pen name) but I wanted to finish up one of my fantasy books that I left dangling pre-baby. As I wrote this out in my Planning …

[30 Questions for Writers] It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night…

Life has this way of getting to you. For me, the end of the semester consumes most of my time (in my non-writing life, I work in academia) and therefore, I disappear. But commencement is over, the first rush of summer paperwork is complete, and I have exactly one day to relax before my summer …

[#reviseandrevive] A Change Would Do You Good

For my #reviseandrevive prompt today, I want to focus on what happened during my first draft that needed to change. And to do that, I have to take you on a trip down the many paths I take during my writing adventure. So keep all your arms and legs inside and buckle up… I don’t …

[#reviseandrevive] More Prompts, More Problems

Here are your Week 3 prompts for #reviseandrevive : Week Three April 15 – How did your plot go wrong the first time? How are you fixing it up? Or was it the characters that ruined it last time? April 17 – #WIPWednesday: What was the hardest scene to write? Give us a final product …

[#reviseandrevive] I’m a Lover and I’m a Sinner

A brief introduction to Task Tannes, the MC of my novel. Task is a thief who is cocky, self-assured and selfish. These are scenes from the first chapter (draft two, so pre-revision). Just a small excerpt: […] Anyone that came into White Nymph Tavern before noon was bound to be lost to the cups or …

[#editnfriends] Paths of Victory, We Shall Walk

Editing Update:Chapters: 24/24Pen Refills: 1Scenes Sliced: 10 (including a whole quarter chapter)Darlings Killed: 7Tears: 3Final Thoughts: A bit of concern with this being the first novel to query, though I think it has commercial appeal. It’s a lot of work to do, but I am finally prepared to do it. I can safely say that …