• Quotes,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Ready…Set…???

    I wonder sometimes how I know when a story is ready to write. How can I tell when it’s time to pick up the metaphorical pen and start drafting? How do I know I picked the right idea?! In a nutshell, I ask my gut. So, whenever I’m planning a new story idea, there’s always this moment where I freak out. I think, “Something’s missing.” or “I can’t do this.” or “What if this story is really stupid.” If my gut agrees with me, then I have to go back to the plot bunny pit and wrestle the idea back into the crockpot to bake some more. Or sometimes just…

  • Excerpt,  Work-In-Progress

    WIPMarathon Check-In #6 (December/January)

    Hello! Last Word Count + Chapter Count: Preparation Stage for Untitled Project 90% Complete Current WC + CC: I didn’t finish my character interviews, but that’s because I started work on another story that was 100% ready to go.¬†Yeah, I know. I’m really bad about story hopping when I’m between projects. BUT I got almost 8k words in this week!! WIP Issues this week: Mostly confidence. What I’ve been doing is (another) rewrite of the story I was first drafting this time last year. It has a lot of high fantastical elements (something I suck at), and we’ve gone through a lot, me and it (I’ve almost lost count of…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Check-In #5 (December/January)

    So glad I had this update this week to kick my butt into getting something done. Never underestimate the necessity and power of pure force. ^_^ Things I’m Glad I Did in 2013: Hmm…I forgot about this part. I talked about my year over here, but as far things I’m glad I did…I’m glad I entered the two contests I entered. Nothing too exciting happened, but I did them, and I know how to find out about them now. I’m also glad I started hanging out with a friend at a coffee shop. I didn’t want to, but it’s been a lot of fun, and it is nice to leave…