This post is for you writers in the trenches, learning as you go just like I am. Maybe you've discovered a completely different revising process that works beautifully for you. If so, please share! The following advice is all based on what I've gleaned on my journey. As I gear up for a revision, I tend… Continue reading The Multiple Drafts of Revision
This month just happens to be National Short Story Month, and I just happen to be on a short story-writing kick! I am working on my third story this month, and am starting to wonder where this energy goes during the, er, regular months. As I usually work on longer manuscripts, I find short stories… Continue reading May is for Short Stories!
You’re stuck. You’re procrastinating, and you know it. The longer you drag this out, the worse it gets, the worse you feel, and the harder it is to move. Because it IS hard, isn’t it? That’s what you’ve been telling yourself, and no one knows better than you do. You said it was going to… Continue reading Build Worlds, Not Prisons
I finished the 50k word NaNoWriMo writing challenge yesterday, and here are my impressions of the experience: Time Management This was a lot of work, but ultimately not as difficult as I expected it to be as long as I stayed on track with my daily word count goal (2k), and only missed the days that I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017: Check!
I’m excited to be participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I’ve only done it very half-heartedly a couple of times in the past, as it never lined up well with the writing schedule I was on, or life in general, but in spite of a full schedule this month, I couldn’t stay away. I’ve got a… Continue reading November is for Novelists
Here it is! My short story has been published. For those interested in reading, it, I’d like to offer some context. I discovered this online publication, Enchanted Conversation, and became engrossed in the stories and poetry it offered. As writing is something that I do quite a lot of (and I love fairy tales!) I… Continue reading Knight of the Sun, Moon, and Stars
My short story, “Knight of the Sun, Moon, and Stars” is my first work to be published, and will be featured in Enchanted Conversation at the end of June. Seeing my name listed among the authors to be published was an incredible feeling, enhanced by the excited grin on my toddler’s face as she smiled… Continue reading Published!
I love to examine all the ways my writing has grown over the years. So, I’m going to share just a little bit about my writing journey, the methods that I’ve been developing over time, and how I’d like to improve upon them. Book 1: Huntress When I began my first manuscript in earnest, I was… Continue reading One Word at a Time
Fairy tales shaped my early love of story, and as my interest in literature and history deepened in my teen years, I began to develop a love of ancient mythology as well. It took off, and was fed, in a college course dedicated to studying the works of C.S. Lewis. I loved seeing the connections… Continue reading The Useful Myth
"Your first-born child." This time its voice was like a rainstorm, heavy and deceptively soothing. With great effort and a fire in my throat, I mustered another weak chuckle, to show it that I was not afraid, even now, and what an unprofitable bargain it was proposing. The weak laugh earned me a blinding, choking… Continue reading Spinning Fairy Tales