So, I made the blog I was talking about in my previous post. You can read more about it under the works-in-progress tab, or just visit it: http://www.mollyssecretdiary.wordpress.com Just make sure you ask "Molly" what's going on in her life if she hasn't posted in a while 🙂
I had such high hopes for Camp. I had a story I wanted to write, two writing buddies, it was going to be glorious! Unfortunately, I only lasted 10 days at Camp Nanowrimo. June is not a good writing month for me. My birthday is during this month, for one, and I was still doing … Continue reading Camp Nanowrimo Fail, or What I’m Finally Writing After Not Writing for a Month
I went to the midnight showing of "The Hunger Games" Thursday/Friday... then on Friday night, Janina was going to see the movie again so I was left to my own devices, none of which included writing. I shouldn't be so harsh on myself; I did do some research on literary agents, etc. Put together some … Continue reading The Hunger Games: distraction or inspiration?
Cabin Fever is not a complete draft yet, but I did cross the 50,000 word finish line. Along the way, I realized that I wanted to write the novel in third person, and not from 3 different first person narrators. However, I have a solid start and hopefully I'll be able to keep the momentum … Continue reading i’m a winner!
It's November 2nd, which means Nanowrimo has started again! Yesterday I managed over 1,900 words and my goal for tonight is to get to 3,500 before American Horror Story comes on. My novel this November is called "Cabin Fever." Up until about Oct. 25th I had no idea what I was going to write about, so I went over … Continue reading and so it begins…
Recently I read the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, which is just such a cool book that I've been telling everyone about it. Basically, the author took a bunch of weird old photographs and wrote a story around them. He certainly had some really, really weird photos, from people who … Continue reading inspiration!
I found a nice list of one writer's top ten pet peeves about historical fiction. Since I'm currently writing a historical fiction, I figured I'd see how cliched I was... #1: 21st century attitudes in historical characters: GUILTY The narrator of The Blood Countess, Ilona, is a pretty modern girl. She questions things. She likes to … Continue reading i’m a cliche… maybe
So recently a friend and I began an informal writing group. We've met the past three weeks and it's been great! Not only do I have someone to talk to about writing, I'm getting more writing done (as opposed to how much writing I was getting done in the two months before we started meeting, … Continue reading write it up!
It must be the weather. Either that, or I'm so close to finishing Hitchhikers that I'm delaying it. It's hard to end something I've worked on for so long... unlike during Nanowrimo, when I am usually so ready to finish it and put it away and not look at it for a few months. I … Continue reading the weather is too nice for writing…
So, a round-up of my publishing efforts thus far: 26 submissions sent, only 12 actual rejections. The rest have yet to respond (and some of them probably never will). I am on track as far as sending out submissions to get my 100 rejections, but lagging behind in getting the actual rejections! I am trying … Continue reading keep on truckin’