As I suspected, I finished writing the first draft of my book last week, but it didn't even break 35,000 words. I already had several points marked out on my outline that I could go back to expand, so I've been rewriting some of those scene and moving the words I would normally delete to… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 3
Good news: my highly detailed outline and plotting is paying off. I'm about 2 days ahead of schedule, and crossed 30,000 words in my writing session this evening. Bad news: I have about 5,000 words left. Good news: Which means I stand a good chance of "finishing" this story before the end of the month.… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 2
How is your writing going? Are you participating? Are you a rebel? This week has gone much better than expected, on several levels. Currently I'm sitting at a word count just over 15,000, which means I'm two days ahead of schedule. I'm trying something a bit different this year in how I prepared. I've always… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 1
I confess, I'm still not feeling like my "normal" author self. Last year I worked on an edit of Shadow's End, which is the story currently being serialized on my Patreon (You can read the first chapter for free, and get access to future chapters as well as three other books for just $1/month). I… Continue reading A Nano-sized Plan for Nano
It's that time of year, when we begin stockpiling paper, sharpening our pencils, greasing up the typewriters and investing in an extra harddrive or cloud space for our computers: that's right, it's Nanowrimo season. Technically, this is just "Prep-tober", but I say the season starts early. For me, it used to start in August, but… Continue reading Nanowrimo Checklist
With the newly revised edition of Dru Faust out int he world, and my current Patreon story finishing this week, you may be wondering what I'm working on now. One thing that I've been working on this year is increasing the lead tiem on my books--that is, the time between when I finish drafting and… Continue reading Writing WIPs
A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Dianna Gunn for the Spoonie Authors Podcast. You can watch it on Youtube now, or follow this link for a transcript or audio-only download. We chat about disability, chronic illness, historical research, and weird stuff authors do (mostly weird stuff I do). Check it out! Like… Continue reading Podcast interview!
I'm not sure how we ended up at the tail end of November, but here we are. How was your Nanowrimo? Did you participate? As I mentioned, I'm working on an editing project this time around rather than drafting a new book. I hit 50,000 edited words last weekend, but still have about 50% of… Continue reading Near the End
There hasn't been much going on this week. We're slowly putting the apartment together, one piece of furniture at a time. This week's new additions included a table and chairs, which means I finally have a work space to write and sew that isn't my bed (trust me, sewing in bed is a bad idea).… Continue reading A Nano Update on Nano
I wasn't going to do it. I was actively talking myself out of it. But I had to log in anyway to change my home region, and...well, one thing led to another and now I'm signed up for Nanowrimo. I'm rebelling this year (is anyone surprised? I feel like I do that every year) and… Continue reading Ok, I Lied.