Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned

I honestly I have no idea how many drafts of Silver I have gone through. It's not something I have ever kept track of, but I've been working on it for three years so there's that. But I came here to say I have started yet another draft. BUM BUM BUM. After I came back … Continue reading Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned

Back to School for Writers

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

How to Celebrate When You Finish Your First Draft

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

5 Misconceptions About Writers (like no one has done this before)

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)

Is Writing Easy? Does it Matter?

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?

What I Love About Writing (since it’s St. Valentine’s Day)

(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)

Writing Battles (Besides Stabbing ) Part 2

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

Should You Set a Daily Word Count Goal?

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?

When you read the first draft

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