#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. …

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…

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…

Writing as a habit?

Soon what started in November as a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days has turned into a task that has consumed a good bit of my time for the past two months.  My regular posts online have taken a serious hit but I can only hope that it’s been worth my change in…

My Thoughts at the Moment

I feel driven to go to places I would not have dared Not to go on to my peril, but to take my seat and justly be there I feel lately separated from my own creator Not that we were ever apart, but I would just talk to Him again later The distance is only…

Taking a breather

Ok, I need a break. I am officially half way through the first edit and revision to my NaNoWriMo book.  I’m still trying to get through this before I get to Christmas but I’m not quite sure.  So far it has just been a matter of editing some things or fleshing out some scenes or…

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…