My Brain Has Stalled / Last of the Weavers

I have hit a bit of a wall. I’ve started the rewrite of my book and the first chapter came put pretty good. Chapter two, though?  My brain has stalled.  I’ve hit about 650 or so words and just kinda…nothing.  I know what needs to happen it’s just I don’t see it in my head…

Shining Through Experience (4 of 4)

Thanks for hanging in there with me for the conclusion of this story.  It was really fun to write.  If you are behind, please check out PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3.  Enjoy. “I’m tired of trying to see the good in people.” “What do you mean, Annie?” Eddie asked. His hands felt clammy…

Shining Through Experience (part 3 of 4)

If you haven’t caught the previous pieces of this story, please feel free to check out PART 1 and PART 2 before reading, or otherwise, you can just jump on in.  Please enjoy. Frank Rooney had been the manager of the Shop & Save for thirty-eight years, and he wasn’t retiring anytime soon.  He felt…

Shining Through Experience (2 of 4)

If you haven’t seen the first part of the story, please feel free to check it out HERE.  Thanks for reading.   The plan suddenly made sense.  Eddie and Glory made their way through the Peach Groves Mall food court and saw her CIA pick up waiting out in the parking lot.  Eddie had called…

Shining Through Experience (part 1)

I did a four part short story that was really just a fun piece of writing.  Please enjoy part one below.  I’ll be posting the rest over the next few blog posts.   “Shining Through Experience”   Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would pay the rent. After only four years…

#amediting

I am officially back in the editing chair! Having taken a few weeks away to write a few smaller things or just take a mental break, I have returned to take a final edit to my manuscript before I ship it off to begin queries.  This will take a good bit of time still, but…

I’ve Got a New Story…

I had been spending the past week or two looking into different writing contests. My book is still out to beta readers and I’m trying to keep up writing.  I figured a few smaller engagements in short stories may give me different things to pour myself into and maybe win some stuff along the way. …

The Rookie

“The Rookie” When I first came to, all I really could remember was that it was hard to breathe. My head was throbbing and I couldn’t see anything.  I opened my eyes but all I could make out was black.  I called out, “Hello?  Is anyone there?” but all that replied was silence. Ok, where…

The Tidal Wave

She walked along the beach and felt the sun beaming down. It was the perfect weather to be outside.  The air was warm but had a cool breeze that made the day feel refreshed with each wind.  She moved down the beach at a leisurely stroll, feeling the sand move between her toes.  Looking down…

It couldn’t be helped…I had to rewrite

I managed to pass the mark where I am now a third of the way into my first revision of the book front NaMoWriMo. Chapter 11 is a scene that’s a first date between two characters that ended up having to be completely rewritten.  This was my shortest chapter to date and the hardest one…

Today was the day!

I did it. I’m finished.  This afternoon I completed the last chapter of the rough draft of my very first novel.  The challenge for NaNoWriMo is to do a 50,000 word novel within the 30 days of November.  As of 11/18 I finished it up with 52,272 words in 30 chapters.  I almost don’t believe…

I’ve Hit the Halfway Mark!

I have hit my half way mark! After 7 days of writing (remember I’m only writing on weekdays) I have finished through chapter 15 of 32 and hit a word count of 25,663!  This is pretty exciting.  According to my writing schedule I am a full three days ahead of where I planned to divide…