• Excerpt,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #8 (September)

    Wow, this month went by super fast. Like, how is it check-in time already?!! Last report wordcount + chapter count: Whisper = Baby Outline Done, 6801 words, Chapter 3 Phantom Silence = 10 Chapters into the Outline, 11,013 words, Chapter 7 Between Ashes and Ice = 5 Chapters into the Outline, 7286 words, Chapter 2 Current report WC + CC: Whisper = New & Improved Full-Grown Outline 100% Done, 6865 words, Chapter 3, 64 new words courtesy of a new opening paragraph! Phantom Silence = Baby Outline 100% Done, 16,375 words, Chapter 10 Between Ashes and Ice = Current Miniature Outline in Shambles, 11,972 words into the draft, Chapter 3 The Raven…

  • Facts of Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Buddies,  Writing Journey

    The Benefits of Creative Partners in Crime

    Without fail, every time I talk about a project with someone, I am ALWAYS helped by it. Last weekend, I was exchanging some emails with a long time highly creative friend of mine (who of course lives on the other side of the country), and as I was typing out a response, I realized that there was a MAJOR (like embarrassingly huge) plot hole in “Phantom Silence.” One of those holes that’s like so big, I can’t believe I didn’t trip over it and break something. THIS is why writing buddies (or even just anyone you can talk back and forth with about your projects) are so important. I had…

  • Excerpt,  Ideas,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Report #2

    GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!!!!!!!! Lol! takes deep calming breath I has words! Not a terrible lot, but WORDS! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: A lot of nothing and driving myself insaner by the day. Current report WC + CC: I has words! 8190 words, Chapter 3 on a dark fantasy called “The Fury” (yeah, I know, it’s always something different. Lol!) Also, working on another Dark Fantasy called “The Raven.” I have two chapters outlined for this, and all my plotting was done in about two hours. Score!!! And one more thing, I’m also outlining a supernatural sci-fi story I’m calling “Lichen” for now. I have interviews to do and then…