Oh man, So looking at my twitter feed, I noticed my pinned tweet is the last time I shared any of my current WIP with y'all. In that year I've finished writing the thing and started making it better as I work on the second draft so hopefully I'll feel good enough about it to … Continue reading Sharing a little bit of my WIP
Hi, I have not been good a keeping up with this blog since the start of the pandemic. I'm sure some of us are feeling the same way, but sometimes I just don't have enough spoons to sit and write out a blog post. It's a weird time, and part of me wants to have … Continue reading Quarantine Writing
I did it y'all! After a little over a year and only two weeks behind my self imposed schedule, I have finished writing the first draft of my yet to be title John Laurens/Alexander Hamilton novel! The ending isn't as good as I wanted it to be, but that's why the first drafts of books … Continue reading It’s not good, but it’s done
As I'm writing this on Tuesday afternoon, I have not finished draft one, but I am about to start writing the last chapter and I think I can do that in 2.5 days if I stop doing things like procrastinating by writing blog posts. But since I won't have this kind of time to write my … Continue reading WIP Update: What I need in the second draft?
I have to finish the first draft of my John Laurens novel by Thursday, February 13th. I have been saying "the end of February" for a bit, but I need to have it all on the paper -- or you know word document -- in two Thursdays, because I will be starting a brand new … Continue reading A new hard deadline- A WIP Update 1/31/20
To be perfectly honest, I haven't written as much as I want in the last couple of weeks. I want to have this draft wrapped by the end of next month, and I think this self-imposed deadline is what's leading to this block. I know I can write 3,000 words a day. I know I … Continue reading WIP Update 1/24/2020
I am so close! I've been in a rough part to write. Some of my characters were in a dark emotional space, and researching how mental health was treated in the 1770s (spoiler: it was not good) and actually writing that part of the story, it's been slow going, but I think I'm finally on … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Duel (A WIP update)
I have some big goals for 2020. The last decade was not great, but of all the not good I experienced, I was given the gift of remembering that I loved to write. I wrote a fairly well-received series of pre-series Supernatural fanfic stories and co-wrote a Supernatural retelling of Juno that I'm incredibly proud … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2020!
As I wrap up both the first draft of my book and my 2019 reading challenges, I've encountered a little bit of an emotional, let's call it a roadblock. Without getting too into the part of my story I'm writing, my narrating character, actually historical person John Laurens, is going through some things. It's hard … Continue reading How the books I read affects my writing.
Hi, Since the end of NaNoWriMo wrapped up, I haven't been writing as much I wanted to so after discussing it briefly with my advisors (My Friend Jen) I have decided to start a regular blog feature where I talk about my writing to try to keep me more accountable. There has been a bit … Continue reading A New Feature and, hopefully, a discussion