• Happy Dance,  NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Updated Rewriting Plans & NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo is underway, so I have a nearly mid-month word count update below. ๐Ÿ˜€ I wanted to talk about rewriting again, because it’s relevant to the work-in-progress. ^_^ I woke up one day with a solution to the larger “Puppet Box” issues! Just like BOOM. Solved. ๐Ÿ˜› Actually, I had a dream the night before that I was a werewolf, and I was all stressed because I was trying to hide it from my neighbors so they wouldn’t try to kill me, but my guide was all like, “No, you’re hiding so you don’t have to kill them.” And for some reason there was this super creepy Santa-thing in a…

  • 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…

  • Anniversary,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    This Year’s Blogoversay Post

    It’s anniversary month here at The Narcissistic Rose! Not only is my blog 7 years old!! But I also tag July as the month I finished my very first novel. I don’t actually remember when I finished this book, and I didn’t bother to put a date anywhere in it, but July is the official month for simplicity’s sake. So when it comes around, I like to celebrate! Last year, unbeknownst to the general public, I wrote FIVE different anniversary posts before settling on the one I posted in which I did a blurb reveal for HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS. Truth be told, I was in a BAD mood this…

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

    Dramatic Creative Blockage Talk

    GUYS! There’s a HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS interview over at The Sunflower Scribbles. Go read it. ๐Ÿ˜€ So…real talk? Things have not gone very well creatively for me this year. I did write a book, and it’s out there, and all the love, and yada yada. But like, that book aside, I’ve been unhappy with literally everything else I’ve tried to write this year. I don’t know what’s been going on with me. I either didn’t want to write at all, or I’d write a few chapters and hate everything, or I’d write a few chapters and just not be excited. DONโ€™T I NEED TO BE EXCITED?! As you may…

  • Writing Journey

    When Something Just Isn’t Right…

    I still remember the night I suddenly, like really suddenly, just started to feel better about failing at querying for 7th time. I can’t explain it, but somehow, I just wasn’t upset at the notion of having to file DISCORD away anymore. Not because I didn’t love it. But because it didn’t matter. I have 40+ other ideas floating around in my head.ย And it’s like, I got some bites this last time. That means there’s hope. And I can keep going. And I have all these other ideas, and while it’s terrible to have to shelve something I slaved over, it’s not the end of the line. I really do…