Every time I look at the upcoming January YA releases, I get a little sad. As some of you know, I've been working on a novel about Elisabeth Bathory since about 2010. Over the summer of 2018, I put forth a real effort to try to finish it, didn't quite get there, and then wrote … Continue reading when your idea was someone else's, part 2
2020 is just around the corner, and it's about time to assess my progress as a writer (thanks to Bernadette Benda for the idea!). A lot can change in ten years... Writing Here are all the novels I wrote this decade: Return to Ravenwood Manor (Nanowrimo 2010)Hitchhikers (completed January 2011)Ghosts of Circus Past (Nanowrimo 2012)My … Continue reading looking back at a decade of writing
I've been quiet about Nanowrimo this year, not for any reason other than that I've been so busy trying to finish the story!
Recently I wrote a synopsis, and the whole process reminded me of how much work writing is. It was so much work, no wonder I needed some self-care.
It's been a little while since my last progress check, so let's see where I'm at with those 2019 goals!
Why typos aren't the end of the world
They say that you're not a writer if you don't write, but I am a writer, and I do not write every day.
This prompt is a great one for helping to write about setting in a way that helps your story achieve the tone you want.
I've gotten back into the swing of submitting recently, and my experiences now have felt a little different than back when I tried for a year of 100 rejections. So I decided to look at the numbers to see - are things different?
This prompt is sort of a silly one and doesn't involve much creative writing. But it should be fun and might spark an idea or two!