• Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey

    Let’s Talk

    No big deal, but let’s talk, hmm? ^_^ So, I’ve debated on whether I should talk about this and how much to say, but this blog is, in part, a chronicle of my writing journey, and I want to be able to talk openly about writing-related things and not tip-toe around stuff or pretend like everything is okay. Long story short, I’m not self-publishing anymore. In a nutshell, it’s a stress issue. I never intended for writing to become an expensive hobby that I get little joy out of, but it happened. I underestimated the toll being responsible for everything would take on me. And I also thought I would…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Let’s Talk About Being A Miserable Writer

    All right. I’ve tried four times now to write this post without it being super long, so let’s try a different approach. 😀 For starters, I changed projects and signed it up for NaNoWriMo. I’m not typically a fast starter, so this might not go well, but I’m doing a rewrite, like a complete, from scratch, rewrite so maybe that will help? I signed up with this project in 2015, but didn’t end up participating because I couldn’t get myself together. I’m 100% ready to start this time, but we’ll see. For the official record: working name of the project is “The Inescapable.” Version one was written early 2016, and…

  • Facts of Life,  Fun,  Indie Author Life

    Random Writing Thoughts

    Hello! ^_^ In my entire life, I have never failed to finish a project I wanted to finish. Never. In my life. And it’s probably because I sometimes force myself to sit down and write. If I’m on the “right” project I don’t have to force the writing, but I often have to force myself to sit down and do it, or it just doesn’t get done. Part of how I keep up with things is with a planner. Sometimes, having a long to-do list stresses me out, until I remember that it’s self-imposed, and I don’t actually have to do any of it. But I’ve been going back and…

  • Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing Game Plan: Rewrite Edition

    Now that the metaphorical cat is out of the box, alive and well thankyouverymuch, I’m going to talk about my plan for rewriting the stories that are haunting me. When I talked about changing projects last week, I realize that I didn’t actually say what I was working on now, so I’m going to cover that here, because it’s related to the rewriting talk. First up are code name “Winter” and code name “Sparrow.” These are the two I wanted to work on the most, and while I picked “Winter” to write first, I couldn’t help but get “Sparrow” started. The first chapter of “Sparrow” ended up being over 5000…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress

    Changing Projects For The 900th Time :D

    Hi! (waves) So, I wanted to talk about why I changed projects. Again. For the 900th time. 😀 Exciting things happen in the “Phantom Silence” project, and I could make myself write it, but I don’t like “making” myself write, especially since I don’t have to. I wanted to write, so that wasn’t the problem. I was just all kinds of unmotivated, and nothing was helping. Every time I opened my project, I was bored, so I was like, “why don’t I just have a dead body show up?” But it’s like, the story doesn’t need a dead body. I actually had a dead body in my mental outline. But…