• Mini Rants,  Novels

    On Covers & Romantic Plot Lines

    Let’s cut right to the chase: New Adult Romance. If I see another generic cover with some random brown-haired guy almost kissing some random girl (of any hair color, but to be honest, they all look the same)…well, there is no good way to end this sentence. I’ve read a LOT of historical romance, folks. And I don’t have a single book on my shelf that has people canoodling each other on the (front) cover. Definitely, sometimes, on the inside cover, but not the front. Because I won’t pick up books like that. Because it gets OLD. I see a lot of covers sometimes, and I really can’t be sure if the…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    Overthinker’s Anonymous & Mid-NaNoWriMo (2013) Update

    Hello, my name is Krystal, and I think too much. cue chorus of drones “Hi, you!” I had a very bad day this past weekend (I’m honestly crazy so it happens), and I was up late writing a rather intense, and seriously creepy scene at 3 am to the hum of the HVAC, and I thought, “How have I never been able to write scenes like this before?” Now, I had a lot of fun, new things in my last story, and some really intense scenes, but nothing quite like this. So the next day I was still down (and now sleep deprived) and thinking/obsessing about it, and I realized:…

  • Novels,  Writing Journey

    New Expanded & Updated Edition

    happy blue frog pic.twitter.com/BVDOLu1Kvb — Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) October 4, 2013 This picture has nothing to do with anything in this post. I just thought it was the cutest frog I’ve ever seen in my life. ^^ So… Let’s talk a bit about Novel #14 – How Deep Is My Darkness I want to take this opportunity to officially welcome it to the conveyor belt that will take it to my Completed Stories file folder when it’s all polished and done and shiny. (Two this year!! Say what?! *picture the Sanderson Sisters right now…brewing up a batch of suck – pun intended – that is SO me right now with…

  • Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Check-In #4 (Last Check-In!)

    Information about the WIPMarathon can be found here.Other Marathoner’s posts can be found here. Can’t believe it’s the last week! It’s like the last day of camp…I’m assuming as I’ve never actually been to camp. I hope everyone had a productive week. Keep the momentum going! ^^ Last Check-In Word Count + Chapter Count: 51,493, middle of Chapter 32 Current WC + CC: 64,006, Chapter 38? And FINISHED with the first draft! Dancing Kirby Time <(‘-‘<)(>’-‘)> I also finished an acceptable query draft. I’ll see if I still like it after the first rounds of revision. I have my work cut out for me when I start editing next week,…

  • Excerpt,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Check-In #3

    Information about the WIPMarathon can be found here.Other marathoner’s posts can be found here. Last Check-In Word Count + Chapter Count: 30,715 words, Chapter 17 Current WC + CC: 51,493, middle of Chapter 32 (20,778 words for the week)(My chapters are all screwed up right now so I have no idea what chapter it really is.) ^_^ I met my WIPMarathon goal of 40k on Tuesday! I’m off work next week so I had a secret goal of hitting 40k by the 24th (today) so I could go into vacation week halfway done. My goal for the rest of the month is to get as close to the end of…