• Inspiration,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    That Time I Decided That Brainstorming Is The Best Thing Ever!

    As you know, last week was Thanksgiving here in the US!! I got to see my favorite uncle and cousins, the only time of year I get to see them, and it’s always awesome. 😀 This year I got into a discussion about characterization and YA novels with one of my cousins, who’s like 22 now! I remember when he was born. CRAZY! After all the yakking and laughing and what not, I’m feeling a lot better about the projects on my plate. (My dad made squirrel and dumplings! I hate eating those things, but he was so proud of himself, so I tried it, and it was really good. O.O) So,…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #22 (November)

    Happy end of November, y’all! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: Finished second draft of “Behind Stone and Shadows” Untitled next project: Brainstorming Current report WC + CC: main idea: “The Inescapable” = 4211 words, Chapter 1, 6 chapters outlined idea B: “Blackbird Manor” = 11 chapters outlined They’re both classified as “supernatural/horror” though one is more supernatural-laced and one is more horror-laced. Idea B is more “just for fun.” However, if it turns out great, I’ll be ecstatic, because I would LOVE to do something with it! I’m not starting third round of edits on “Behind Stone and Shadows” just yet. I have one teeny tiny little issue to work out.…

  • Ideas,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing World

    Brainstorming Woes

    Honestly, I don’t see how I ever come up with anything that makes any sense at all. But I keep trying, so guess who’s outlining the shiny idea I was talking about last week! Me! ^_^ It came with half a mountain of bumps, but somehow it ended up coming together. Originally, I was going to give the story to a character from my 2013 NaNo project, because she’s awesome. But problems quickly arose around that. She wasn’t working. The setting wasn’t working. The ending wasn’t working. There were too many complications, and it was getting way messy. There was blood everywhere. In typical me fashion, I gave up and searched for…

  • 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…