• Creative Writing 101,  Facts of Life,  Happy Dance,  Mechanics,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writer Life: Outlining & Worldbuilding

    There are words on the page!! My official story notes are organized, and I has words on the page!! 😀 I finished the Neil Gaiman Masterclass, and the last few lessons really bolstered my spirit. ^_^ I decided to start tackling my notes, took me three days, and in the process, I started a document and got words on the page! Basically, it’s either going to be good or it isn’t. That’s all I have to worry about. Or rather, not worry about. It fits my current philosophy on life about not making things too difficult. Instead of giving myself seven options, I give myself two. I can give myself two…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writer Life: Brainstorming Pit

    So…I think I’ve been brainstorming this current story for about a month. I’m finally through one workbook, and then thanks to Masterclass I have another, which I’m about halfway through at this point. For a while there, I felt like I would never actually start drafting. I still haven’t, and I haven’t started my “official” notebook yet either. I don’t have to organize it before I start writing, but I want to. It makes for a smoother start. Right now, I have 55 pages of notes from going through Story Genius and the workbook I wanted to try, which is an author-created Preptober Workbook, for the record. These 55 pages…

  • Facts of Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    The Ever Evolving Writing Process

    As with most writers, I have certain things that I like to do at different points in the writing process. That said, I’m not married to any of it. In fact, I may not even have a process. I take it story by story, because every story is different. They develop at different paces, and some are heavily externally inspired while some are almost entirely internally inspired. I guess you could say, I like to go with the flow. ^_^ This makes sense, because outside of writing, I’m rather resistant to going with the flow. LOL! In fact, do you want to hear something really gross? I already have a…

  • Characters,  Fun,  Inspiration,  Work-In-Progress

    The Pool of Companion Novels

    It’s established that I’m not a series kind of writer. I’m also not a companion novel kind of writer. That said, I do have some linked ideas in the pot now that I would love to write, and if I get the first one off the ground, it’ll be that much easier, I think, to write and link the rest. So, that’s what I’m going to try and explain to myself today. Haha. The first story is called “Once There Was Chaos.” I’ve mentioned it before in a setting fairy post, I think. It’s part horror story, part fairy tale I made up in the car one day. I have a…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Once Upon A Story…

    So, I’m working on a top secret project entitled: “Once There Was Chaos” – not the actual working title, but I really kind of like it! The real working title is a secret known only to the inner circle. Yup, I’m being THAT crazy about it. Because if I tell you my actual working title, you might be able to read between the lines and figure out what I’m doing!! Lol! In any case, I can say this: I’m finally doing a retelling, after trying and falling on my face for at least three years now, probably three and a half. I probably talked about it before, but once upon a…