• Facts of Life,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    Current Project Writing Update

    Guys, I tried to change projects again. Hear me out! Lol! Basically what happened is that I was just having a hard time. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, the problem isn’t that I sit down to write and can’t get any words to come. The problem is that I don’t sit down to write in the first place. The whole reason I’m having to rewrite this story in first place is because I got scared and wrecked last time. So imagine my surprise when I sit down to rewrite it and I’m scared again. Who knew I’d have to deal with some of the same issues I faced…

  • Happy Dance,  Ideas,  Indie Author Life,  Novels

    Dance of the Queue Fairy – Part Two

    My story backlog has gotten pretty ridiculous thanks to spending a great deal of time in a neurotic sweat hut. It’s been hard for me to focus, but I found a quote the other day that said, “Motivation comes from within.” Which means, only I could find it. So, I did. Thanks largely to my family putting up with my mood swings and giving me copious amounts of hugs. ^_^ Right now, of course, I’m working on “Winter’s Siren” – a retelling of a classic tale that is going well and should be done by the end of this month! More deets on the inspiration at a later date. I worried that this…

  • Fun,  Novels,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Pocketful of Stories

    I wanna do a story update cause I’m excited!! ^_^ Plus, I know you are all DYING to know. Now, disclaimer: I’m totally not drafting multiple stories at once. I only wanted to get a couple of other things started since starting from scratch is the hardest part of any story for me.  So, first up: “Once There Was Chaos” aka The Chaos Story 🙂 – Originally this was a fairy tale retelling, led by a college student named Tatum Skovgaard (who’s first name I hijacked from a story I had pretty much given up on – more on that later). I liked this Tatum, but unfortunately, I felt like moving…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #24

    How’s the beginning of the year been for everyone?! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: main idea: “The Inescapable” = 25,965 words, Chapter 11, 14 chapters outlined idea B: “Blackbird Manor” = 11 chapters outlined persistent plot bunny idea: “Songbird: = 4978 words, Chapter ??, no current outline Current report WC + CC: main idea: “The Inescapable” = 41,853 words, Chapter 19, 39 chapters outlined (through to the end!) idea B: “Blackbird Manor” = 11 chapters outlined persistent plot bunny idea: “Songbird: = 5056 words, still no chapter headings or outline I’m in the process of mentally organizing the plot for “Songbird”, so the only progress I made on…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #23 (December)

    One week left until 2016!! ^_^ Things I’m Glad I Did in 2015: I’m glad I didn’t give up. This was a pretty good year as far as things go in general, but it was quite the rough year for writing. I finished nothing. I was frustrated and stressed and overwhelmed and discouraged, but somehow, I’m still writing. 🙂 In 2016, I’d Love To: I would really like to finish three novels, four if the timing is right. ^_^ Four first drafts seems doable if I don’t spend a lot of time pitching a fit over something. I have a really good line up of ideas so I’m feeling really…