• 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…

  • Characters,  Work-In-Progress

    Lions and Tigers and Bears

    Okay, so a person or three might remember a post of unknown name sometime last year in which I was freaking out over having a first person story on my plate for the first time in well, awhile. Not one who likes to be defeated, I decided I would accept the universe’s challenge and take on the onslaught of first person POV stories that it was sending my way. First I tried with a futuristic fantasy, but for reasons that won’t fit on this page, that story is still onĀ hold. (It has nothing to do with the POV though.) So I tried again with my NaNo ’13 project. Um…didn’t finish…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Here & There

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I don’t think I’m going to finish “The Winter of Analena Reichard.” I’m one of those people that once I get to a certain point, I will force myself to finish, even if I legitimately hate the story. I was so sure that wouldn’t be a problem this time. I was so excited when I started this story. I wasn’t going to think about submitting it or whether or not it was any good or not, or any of that stuff. And for awhile, I was on a roll. Then the unthinkable happened: I thought about that stuff. It was just…

  • Work-In-Progress

    WIPMarathon Check-In #2 (December/January)

    Time for another check-in! A list of other participant’s check-ins can be found HERE. Last Word Count + Chapter Count: Chapter 17, around 53k. Current WC + CC: In the middle of Chapter 10 and 60,565 words. So, around 7k written this past week and I have to say I’m happily surprised. WIP Issues this week: Just the self-doubt monster. Every other day I hate the entire thing. It’s been really hard to keep going. I don’t know if it’s because the cold weather has me tired all the time or if I’m legitimately freaking out, but I’m just taking it one day and one sentence at a time. And…

  • Work-In-Progress

    WIPMarathon Check-In #1 (December/January)

    Hello! It’s check-in time. I wasn’t going to because I’ve been in a right awful mood lately, but I can’t let that keep me from doing stuff forever so here I am. ^_^ Last Word Count + Chapter Count: Chapter 17, around 53k. Current WC + CC: Absolutely nothing has changed. But I did finish my outline. And I did outline a few chapters of my other idea, so the week wasn’t a complete bust. WIP Issues this week: Well…I’ve been having a rather strong urge to go back and tweak some things, so that’s what I’m going to do. And honestly, I always feel like this, I just never…