• Excerpt,  Ideas,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Report #2

    GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!!!!!!!! Lol! takes deep calming breath I has words! Not a terrible lot, but WORDS! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: A lot of nothing and driving myself insaner by the day. Current report WC + CC: I has words! 8190 words, Chapter 3 on a dark fantasy called “The Fury” (yeah, I know, it’s always something different. Lol!) Also, working on anotherĀ Dark Fantasy called “The Raven.” I have two chaptersĀ outlined for this, and all my plotting was done in about two hours. Score!!! And one more thing, I’m also outlining a supernatural sci-fi story I’m calling “Lichen” for now. I have interviews to do and then…

  • Excerpt,  Writing World

    The Art of the Excerpt

    The thing about sharing bits of your work with people is that it draws your attention to it. If the thought of sharing makes you paranoid, good. Because that feeling is going to make you a better writer. The beauty of posting an excerpt is that it draws your own critical eye to it. People will be reading this! People will be judging you. And if you don’t think your own work is good, then this is a perfect opportunity to find out what you need to change. If the thought of people seeing the last two sentences of your Chapter 3 makes you cringe, you might just want to…

  • Excerpt,  Work-In-Progress

    Final WIPMarathon Check-In (December/January)

    Last week! Until next time. ^_^ Last Word Count + Chapter Count: 37977 words, Chapter 11 Current WC + CC: 55058 words, Chapter 18 WIP Issues this week: I had a rather difficult time with Chapter 15. I worked on it for about 4 hours. It was pretty painful. One of those moments that makes you think you really suck at this writing thing as it was spiraling into a mess. I finally just backtracked to the part where I thought I things started going wrong and rewrote it. Well, I rewrote it a couple of times. It’s the part of the story where one of my MCs is starting…

  • Excerpt,  Work-In-Progress

    WIPMarathon Check-In #8 (December/January)

    Hey!! One week left! Last Word Count + Chapter Count: 19841 words, Chapter 7 Current WC + CC: 37977 words, Chapter 11 WIP Issues this week: I worry about random stuff, but I didn’t really have any issues this week. The new(ish) direction is going well. This story has a sequel and the wheels are finally spinning on that, so hopefully I’ll be able to write it soon. This sequel is one of the reasons I haven’t been able to give up on this story. I want to write it SO bad. šŸ™‚ What I learned this week in writing: Nothing much new going on in the story, but 20…

  • Excerpt,  Work-In-Progress

    WIPMarathon Check-In #7 (December/January)

    Hey there, awesome people! Last Word Count + Chapter Count: 7637 words, Chapter 3 Current WC + CC: 19841 words, Chapter 7 WIP Issues this week: Rewriting this story is harder than I thought it would be. I added a character (kind of), not really by choice. It was drag him along or kill him for no reason. Two pages into Chapter 4, he was getting in my way. However, I try to trust myself, and if my subconscious told me to put him in the story, I figured, there had to be a reason, yes? I did find one. (And a really good one!) But then I worried it…