Nanowrimo 2017

It's BACK! NANOWRIMO IS BACK!!! Nanowrimo is "National Novel Writing Month" which is in November. It's a challenge hosted by Nanowrimo to write 50,000 words (a novel) in the month of November (that averages out as 1,667 words a day). Writers scream, pull their hair out, and turn into raging word monsters (or so I've … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017

Editing Pains

So I started editing the brick/beast/giantstackofpapersthatismynovelandortrilogyIDK. The Green Crow, I mean, ahem. I kinda feel like I actually have no idea what I'm doing and I'm just wondering where that handbook for "an easy way  to edit your novel" is...Library maybe? JK  I don't think it exists. Anyway. The editing has begun and there is … Continue reading Editing Pains

Aesthetics

*WARNING: SUPER SHINY THINGS AHEAD* Aesthetics are awesome because everyone likes pretty things (You don't? Get help). Aesthetics are even awesomer when telling a story...my story. The Green Crows Trilogy. We'll start with characters today. *Disclaimer: I own none of these photos. They are photos from Pinterest. Applause to the creators* Main Character: Hugh Varden Gallagher (A.K.A … Continue reading Aesthetics

5 Facts About the Green Crow Trilogy

As you know....I finished the Red Dream! Which means I have a complete first draft of the Green Crow trilogy. But....before I plunge into editing and revising, I'm setting the MS aside for a while, in a dark drawer where no one will find it (it is actually sitting in the middle of my room, … Continue reading 5 Facts About the Green Crow Trilogy

Writerly Rants: Part 2

Remember that rant I posted a several weeks ago? Well...there's more to it. (Some of these are not particular to written fiction. Some of these things are in movies that drive me banana balls). *enter rant* 1: Stuttering Yes, people stutter when they talk. So yes, you should put stuttering into your dialogue. Just....do it … Continue reading Writerly Rants: Part 2

7 Years, 7 Facts

Today is a special day. Seven years ago, I started blogging on WordPress. (And no, we will not be reviewing by first blog post ever.) (No. I put my foot down). Instead, to celebrate I'm going to share 7 facts about me for my seven years blogging. Fact ONE I've been drinking coffee for only … Continue reading 7 Years, 7 Facts

#WIPjoy: April Roundup.

(Woke up and realized it's Wednesday and I have no idea for a blog post) Hey! It's May, which means #WIPjoy (hosted by the wonderful Bethany A. Jennings) is over. Because I didn't think of a blog post for this week (it's Tech week. All theater and dance people raise their hands), here's a roundup … Continue reading #WIPjoy: April Roundup.

Writing Update 2017

  It's the third month of 2017. I feel like I haven't written much in the last few months. But looking back, I actually have. Here's my progress and thoughts forthwith. When the Crows Murdered the Moor Boy, this has been exciting! It was formerly titled the Moor, which I wrote for this blog in a … Continue reading Writing Update 2017