Of the Fates that Await Me (updated)

Of the fates that await me I can stomach all but one To stare at a mirrored visage And find that I recognize no one That I am no longer myself With no idea where I am How did I come to be in this place? And what’s worse, knowing all that, and simply not…

Finally Found Direction

Last week I made a bit of a break through.  I had been stuck in the rewrite of my book and I finally made some progress.  One part of my hang up was that a major storyline that I had in place before was being dropped and restructuring the plot was a challenge.  In doing…

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…

Back at it Again

Yesterday I finally broke through my rut and got my rewrite started. It is a challenge in taking the notes from what I’ve received from my beta readers and applying the updates while still keeping the stuff that worked.  The story line has been updated.  Characters have been redone to be more important or developed. …

Yep, I’m Writing for Camp NaNoWriMo

April brings with it spring, rain showers, and Camp NaNoWriMo.   Last November I threw my hat in for NaNoWriMo for the first time and came out a winner. I’ve been working on the manuscript since then and thanks to some great feedback from some beta readers, it’s time to compile my notes and do…

March is Almost Over, So How Are We Doing?

Things have been pretty busy on the writing front, but at the same time not busy.   I haven’t been able to get much writing done due to my crazy schedule as of late, BUT there is a big light at the end of the tunnel. I see time freeing up to do more writerly…

#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…

A Struggle with Writing and a Party

To say that things have been a little crazy lately would be a bit of an understatement. Things at work have picked up drastically and will be at an elevated status of “plenty of stuff to do” for the next 8 weeks.  Once I get to the beginning of April all will be well and…

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. …

My 2016 and then what comes next

​In hearing people talk about 2016 and how it went, you tend to hear it mostly in a negative connotation.   Personally, this last year was a pretty good one for me.  I got a job promotion that I had been working over a year to get, I began writing – first some poetry –…

And the Writing Continues!

Yesterday was a cool writing day for me. I finished a series of short stories that flow together into one for thefirstline.com and their publications for 2017.  I got everything submitted in hopes that it will be chosen.  I’m currently looking out for other literary magazines and other publications like that to keep me writing…

I Finished It!

It’s been a long and arduous process, and I know I’m not signed-sealed-delivered finished, BUT… The first revision of my book is now complete! Whooo-hoooo! Coming in at a little over 72,000 words is my first novel and I’m actually pretty happy with it. I can’t believe I’ve been pouring into this thing for about…