*ahem* SOMEONE forgot to prepare a blog post for the 1st of May (and the whole rest of May), because I took Holy Week off which threw everything off, and now I'm in the middle of tech week for Sleeping Beauty (the ballet, in which I get to be a scary minion of Carabosse and … Continue reading Guess Who Forgot to Write a Blog
It's AUGUST. Do you know what that means? Festivals, fairs, pencils, and backpacks!! In other words, it's back to school season. *cries tears of relief that I'm not in college* All the kiddos and the undergrads are getting ready to study and do sports and whatever else they do. (And I'm over here starting a … Continue reading Back to School for Writers
Summertime is the time to PARTY. (And by party I mean going to the mountains and finding somewhere quiet where you can finish your book.) And speaking of parties...(I apologize to all the introverts. I realize talking about parties is illegal.) Finishing your first draft can be very exciting. Whether it's after 30 hysterically frantic … Continue reading How to Celebrate When You Finish Your First Draft
It seems sometimes writers are held to a mythological level. Writers spend their time roaming misty hills in the highlands, or in small, dark offices, or huddling in the corners of coffee shops. But REALLY? DO WE DO THESE THINGS?? Are the myths all true??? I don't know. I can only speak for myself over … Continue reading 5 Misconceptions About Writers (like no one has done this before)
I don't like questions like this. It's similar to asking if pointe shoes hurt. Well....I mean I am balancing my whole body weight on my toes, it doesn't exactly feel like fluffy pillows. (I do understand why people ask this question, but it was the only similarity I could think of). So is writing difficult? … Continue reading Is Writing Easy? Does it Matter?
(Yes, I am calling it St. Valentine's Day, because we all still call it St. Patrick's Day so why should St. Valentine be left out???) On this most romantical day of the year (though it's also Ash Wednesday peoples) I am here to give an "ode" to Writing, which is obviously the most romantic thing … Continue reading What I Love About Writing (since it’s St. Valentine’s Day)
Back in the ancient times of 2017, I wrote a blog about writing battles. Back then I said: "There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. I thought about doing one myself… But then I remembered another kind a fight. ..... Battle. That’s the word. A full blown … Continue reading Writing Battles (Besides Stabbing ) Part 2
We like to get stuff done. Nothing better than checking something off a list, shutting a computer with everything finished, or collapsing on the couch after getting all that stuff you needed to get done, done. Writers like to know that they are finished for the day. The edits that needed to be made were … Continue reading Should You Set a Daily Word Count Goal?
You write the infamous word THE END. Your first draft is done. Maybe it took a year. Maybe you knocked it out in a week. Either way, it's a great feeling to see your work finished TIME TO PARTY!!!!! Well - there's one, tiny, tiny thing. You still have to edit. *sighs heavily and crawls … Continue reading When you read the first draft
Editing a novel. How shall I describe it? Editing is like polishing silver, except with a blindfold, and the blindfold is on fire, and you are banging your head against a wall trying to put the flames out while still polishing the silver. But it's all worth it. I promise. (I really, really, really … Continue reading How to not lose your mind while editing