• Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Updates & More Updates

    For the last two and a half years, I have participated in a blog hop in which a group of writers pile updates on our blogs and toss out cheers and support and what not. It started in August 2013, coordinated by a med student who wanted help making significant progress on her story while she was on break, and some 30 writers or so updated our progress every Saturday that month. People enjoyed it so much (some people) that about half of the original number wanted to do it again. So on the med student’s next break, we did it for two months: December 2013 and January 2014, after…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #25

    Shortest month of the year, y’all! ^_^ So, before I get to the update, just a warning, I’ve been struggling with some very low moods the last couple of weeks. I’m trying, but apologies in advance if I sound like a miserable cow. Last report wordcount + chapter count: “The Inescapable” = 41,853 words, Chapter 19 – outline finished Current report WC + CC: “The Inescapable” = 69,421 words, Chapter 36 – first draft finished WIP Issues This Month: Ugh, I know I finished the story and should be all excited, but I’m not. Without going into too much detail, I had some kind of crisis right after I finished…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #24

    How’s the beginning of the year been for everyone?! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: main idea: “The Inescapable” = 25,965 words, Chapter 11, 14 chapters outlined idea B: “Blackbird Manor” = 11 chapters outlined persistent plot bunny idea: “Songbird: = 4978 words, Chapter ??, no current outline Current report WC + CC: main idea: “The Inescapable” = 41,853 words, Chapter 19, 39 chapters outlined (through to the end!) idea B: “Blackbird Manor” = 11 chapters outlined persistent plot bunny idea: “Songbird: = 5056 words, still no chapter headings or outline I’m in the process of mentally organizing the plot for “Songbird”, so the only progress I made on…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #23 (December)

    One week left until 2016!! ^_^ Things I’m Glad I Did in 2015: I’m glad I didn’t give up. This was a pretty good year as far as things go in general, but it was quite the rough year for writing. I finished nothing. I was frustrated and stressed and overwhelmed and discouraged, but somehow, I’m still writing. 🙂 In 2016, I’d Love To: I would really like to finish three novels, four if the timing is right. ^_^ Four first drafts seems doable if I don’t spend a lot of time pitching a fit over something. I have a really good line up of ideas so I’m feeling really…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon #22 (November)

    Happy end of November, y’all! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: Finished second draft of “Behind Stone and Shadows” Untitled next project: Brainstorming Current report WC + CC: main idea: “The Inescapable” = 4211 words, Chapter 1, 6 chapters outlined idea B: “Blackbird Manor” = 11 chapters outlined They’re both classified as “supernatural/horror” though one is more supernatural-laced and one is more horror-laced. Idea B is more “just for fun.” However, if it turns out great, I’ll be ecstatic, because I would LOVE to do something with it! I’m not starting third round of edits on “Behind Stone and Shadows” just yet. I have one teeny tiny little issue to work out.…