• 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. šŸ˜€ 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. šŸ˜› 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…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #25

    Shortest month of the year, y’all! ^_^ So, before I get to the update, just a warning, I’ve been struggling with some very low moods the last couple of weeks. I’m trying, but apologies in advance if I sound like a miserable cow. Last report wordcount + chapter count: ā€œThe Inescapableā€ = 41,853 words, Chapter 19 – outline finished Current report WC + CC: ā€œThe Inescapableā€ = 69,421 words, Chapter 36 – first draft finished WIP Issues This Month: Ugh, I know I finished the story and should be all excited, but I’m not. Without going into too much detail, I had some kind of crisis right after I finished…

  • Facts of Life,  Writing Journey

    Per Usual…

    Whenever I’m drafting I always pick a project or two to battle it out for the role of my next project. And every time I do this, a random story comes out of the blue and takes over and I end up writing that instead.Ā Yep. Some things never change. Meanwhile, I can finally say that I’m on track to finish “Inescapable” by the end of the month! But dude, the road has been peppered with fun crisis after fun crisis. šŸ˜›Ā It’s also been hard to concentrate because I have issues, and they flare up on the regular, but I think I’m doing pretty well for the most part. It’s reallyĀ nice…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #24

    How’s the beginning of the year been for everyone?! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: main idea: ā€œThe Inescapableā€ = 25,965 words, Chapter 11, 14 chapters outlined idea B: ā€œBlackbird Manorā€ = 11 chapters outlined persistent plot bunny idea: “Songbird: = 4978 words, Chapter ??, no current outline Current report WC + CC: main idea: ā€œThe Inescapableā€ = 41,853 words, Chapter 19, 39 chapters outlined (through to the end!) idea B: ā€œBlackbird Manorā€ = 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…