• 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…

  • Ideas,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    The Graveyard of Crap I Need To Rewrite

    Haha. I’ve come to conclusion that I am being haunted by old projects, so I’m going to talk about what is haunting me and my plan to remedy this situation. Anything that I wrote before 2007 is off the table. This isn’t to say that I’ll never rewrite any of those. I’m only saying that none of those projects are haunting me. Also off the table are any partially finished projects. Most of these are not far enough along to haunt me anyway, and I don’t really consider them to be “unfinished.” They’re more like “ideas-in-progress.” Unfinished to me means I left loose ends everywhere, and ideas-in-progress don’t have loose…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Check-In #21 (October)

    Ah yes. October. This has been the longest month yet! After ten days, it felt like three weeks. But it’s okay, because I love October! And lucky for me, I also love November! 🙂 Onto the update!! Last report wordcount + chapter count: “Nevermore” (formerly known as “Raven”) = 68,444 words, Chapter 8 of 46 on rewrite Current report WC + CC: “Behind Stone and Shadows” (formerly known as “Nevermore”) = 76,113 words, Chapter 46 of 46 on rewrite Currently brainstorming non-crappy working titles for my next project Yep, changed my title again. 😀 But I met my goal, y’all!! For the first time ALL FREAKING YEAR! Working on the…

  • Writing Journey

    Celebrations: Second Draft Complete!

    GAH!! I finished my story over the weekend!! (insert happy dance here) ^_^ In random news, I saw Crimson Peak last week- it is SO crazy and twisted and weird – and the more I think about it, the more I like it. o_O My friend was covering her face at the end. That was hilarious. Definitely not a movie I could watch by myself. I didn’t cover my face, but I did lean back in my seat and hug my arms to my chest. Lol! I really thought I was going to scream, but lucky her, I did not, because I’m known to deafen people when I do. Temporarily. 😉 Anywho, I added…