• Facts of Life,  Fun,  Motivation,  Writing Journey

    The Very Definition of Insanity

    Today’s post is inspired by something I saw during a season three episode of Parks & Recreation: WORD CLOUDS!! ^_^ Recently, I had another writing meltdown. My sister gave me a pep talk and then sent me a motivational video on YouTube that night that I watched it in the middle of watching Beetlejuice. Somewhere in the days after that, and another silly horror flick from the late 80s/early 90s era, I reflected on another horrible meltdown I had that resulted in me writing absolutely nothing for two years. Sure, I thought about it all the time, but I wouldn’t even try. Early in 2012, about a year after I started writing…

  • Fun,  Writing World

    Buffy Meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    I’ve long considered myself to be a fantasy writer. Magic = Fantasy right? I remember a couple of years ago, when I was really gung ho about doing some fairy tale retellings, my mom was super excited because she thought this meant I was going to turn away from the darkness and write some light, fluffy chapter books. Ha, ha. Bless her. No. I was seeing which ones were standing out to me as something I could do something crazy with. They all fell apart. Some 17 or so fairy tale retelling ideas. I clearly didn’t know what I was doing. But around that same time, I went through this mini…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #14 (March)

    In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb… To clarify all of this since I had so much going on, I wrote “Raven” in November and December of last year. “Whisper” is a story I started last fall and got about 16k in before realizing that the plot wasn’t working. I put it on hold since I didn’t know what to do. “Painted Chaos” is a new idea I’ve been outlining. And “Discord” is a story written and queried last year that I had gotten a revise and resubmit for. Last report wordcount + chapter count: Raven = revision notes organized Painted Chaos = 37 chapters outlined Whisper = made some…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #13 (February)

    All right! March is just around the corner! Bye, bye icicles, hello allergies. 😛 Last report wordcount + chapter count: Raven = revision notes organized Painted Chaos = 17 chapters outlined Current report WC + CC: Raven = revision notes organized (yeah, made no progress) Painted Chaos = 37 chapters outlined (progress! Though it’s looking like I’m going to have about 50 chapters.) I’ve made some story notes on another idea that I’m reworking from last year: “Whisper” Also, DISCORD = new revision notes drafted Why, you ask? Why am I making more changes to this story? Well…an agent I really like has asked me to revise and resubmit it. Naturally,…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #12 (January)

    A bright and shiny new year is up and rolling! It’s time for another work in progress update! Let’s see what crazy pants has cooked up, shall we? Last report wordcount + chapter count: The Raven = FIRST DRAFT DONE!!! (46 Chapters) Dance Kirby Dance!! (>’.’)>^(‘.’^)(^’.’)^<(‘.'<) Current report WC + CC: Raven = revision notes organized (because that totally counts) Also, shiny new project — Painted Chaos: Supernatural/Horror — 17 chapters outlined ^_^ WIP Issues This Month: No issues. Well, no unusual, out of the ordinary issues. Just my typical: See shiny new idea. Jump on shiny new idea. Shiny new idea sux. Cry. Find new shiny new idea. Scared of new shiny…