• Closet Mad Scientist,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing Life: Experimentation Files

    Sometimes when I’m in an experimenting mood I feel like I take it too far. Like, a story set 1000 years in the future sounds super fun! But sometimes it’s too much at once. I get overwhelmed and then curl into a ball and quit. So I decided to try experimenting in a different kind of way. It’s not that I feel like I can’t write a story set in the future. It’s that I need to figure out how to do that without getting overwhelmed. I have a story set 500 years in the future, I think, and tackling all the world building was fun, but it was also…

  • 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. 😀 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. 😛 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…

  • Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing Game Plan: Rewrite Edition

    Now that the metaphorical cat is out of the box, alive and well thankyouverymuch, I’m going to talk about my plan for rewriting the stories that are haunting me. When I talked about changing projects last week, I realize that I didn’t actually say what I was working on now, so I’m going to cover that here, because it’s related to the rewriting talk. First up are code name “Winter” and code name “Sparrow.” These are the two I wanted to work on the most, and while I picked “Winter” to write first, I couldn’t help but get “Sparrow” started. The first chapter of “Sparrow” ended up being over 5000…

  • 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 Update #20 (September)

    🙂 Hiya! Fall is in the air…the leaves are changing! On a couple of trees anyway. They’re building a new gas station two feet from my neighborhood, ya know, right across the street from the other one. Glorious. I’m actually in the final break of an all day Writer’s Conference right now! So it’ll be a little while until I get to everyone, but I hope you’re all doing well! So, how’s the writing going, you ask? One work in progress update being served… 😛 Last report wordcount + chapter count: “Legion” = 16,784 words, Chapter 6 Current report WC + CC: “Legion” = 16,912 words, Chapter 6 “Nevermore” (formerly…