I nearly titled this post "May: We Move Forward!" because I could have emphasized the importance of the punctuation, with the double meaning of "may we move forward," as opposed to the month of May. Anyway! It's going to be something of a short post today, due to it having been my mother's birthday weekend, … Continue reading May: Moving Onward!
I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first, though, because that's the stuff I want to get past. And because, frankly, there's a lot less of it, and so I can spend less time talking about it up front. The bad is this: I did not make all of the … Continue reading The Lessons Learned of Failure (Or Is It?)
Happy Sunday, friends! Good morning from the west continental USA, it's a beautifully sunny morning over here and a perfect day to get this dinky little writer girl to talk about writing characters. I seem to recall, many posts ago, I wrote that I, personally, am a character-centric writer. That assertion has not faded since I … Continue reading Characters, Local-Grown, All-Organic
Hello friends! Today so happens to be a holiday in these parts, and given the hectic pace of life on my end, I am writing to you late, and without much of a subject to write upon. So! In lieu of leaving you with writing advice, or sagely reflections, or other such beautifully-composed thoughts, I … Continue reading A Brief Interlude
Hello friends! Today I come to you with a report on week two of Camp NaNoWriMo, the supposed slump week, with a personal update on projects. I can safely say that the second draft, first full rewrite of TTYQ... certainly is getting written. The last I post I hashed together was on catching up. Well--I'm … Continue reading Camp Nano 2k17: Day 12
First of all, a quick story! This last week, I have wandered far and wide down the Pacific Northwest, visiting all varieties of lovely people, meeting friends old and new alike. I hugged people, I slept on couches, I took a yoga class and walked far, far too much, I received a flower crown and … Continue reading Catching Up
Raise your hand if you have ever second-guessed whether or not you should be writing in your chosen genre, based off of such worries as "this genre won't make me one of the Respectable Writers" or "everything I want to do in this genre has already been done before" or "no one will ever take … Continue reading Why Write Fantasy?
It is a mere two weeks until Camp NaNoWriMo kicks into gear. As such, any writing progress has been steadily focused on planning and preparation. Brainstorming, index cards, research, note-taking, video-watching, creative gathering, begging for reassurance from any and all my artist friends... it's all been a part of the routine this last week or two. And … Continue reading Getting Inspired
Who's doing April's Camp NaNoWriMo this year? (You can't see me, but imagine I'm lifting one hand high into the air, waving it about like Hermione Granger when she's got the answer to a question and isn't getting called upon.) National Novel Writing Month and its related Camp sessions across the year are not a … Continue reading One Week Until Camp NaNo
Most of my posts until now have been focused on advice. Now, I've been writing for a while, but many people can say the same thing, and I feel less as though my advice can be taken as gospel and more as a reassurance that other writers have found ways to goose the muse and … Continue reading Gathering Up to Write