• Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #15 (April)

    April Showers Bring May Flowers… 🙂 Last report wordcount + chapter count: Raven = scrapped story Painted Chaos = set aside Whisper = compiling story notes & brainstorming DISCORD = finished another round of revisions Current report WC + CC: Whisper = 2113 words, shiny new Chapter One Phantom Silence = 4907 new words out of 21282 total words, Chapter 13 WIP Issues This Month: I don’t know if anyone remembers my “Phantom Silence” project from last fall as part of the trio or whatever of stories that I was working on when I went into the query field with DISCORD. I couldn’t focus on anything writing-related at the time. Everything I wrote felt forced…

  • 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,…

  • 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…