In order to get in the habit of writing again, seeing as I’ve been editing and rewriting for such a long time without really writing much of anything new, I’m going to try doing prompts more, and practice showing and telling, something I’d like to work on. Specifically, I’d like to get better at distinguishing […]
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A Writer’s Journey – The First Conference
I attended my first ever writers’ conference, which was also my first ever conference, this September held by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers organization here in the Denver area. I started volunteering with them doing write-ups on events for their monthly member newsletter last November, and the more I get to know the organization and […]
A Writer’s Journey – Improving the Craft
Good morning, blog. It’s been a while. As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted here in… a while. I’m still here, still writing, but I really lost touch with my blog as I intensified my focus and my efforts on my fiction writing and the revision of my work-in-progress. It has been a long […]
Breaking up with self-imposed obligations
You may have noticed, or maybe not, that I haven’t been posting here lately. I wasn’t on vacation or ill or doing anything glamorous or interesting. I was just taking a break. Last time I posted here, I was very busy reading, but I wasn’t doing much writing at the time. I’m sort of in […]
Self-attributed bookworm: Check. Writer? Not at the moment.
A few days ago, I felt like I had not gotten nearly so much done in February as I had originally planned, but now, I see that I got a TON of stuff done, it just wasn’t all in the original plan! And you know what? That’s OK. Reading Challenges Well, I got more books […]
You know how sometimes you try to fix something and wind up breaking something else?
I wanted to do some more microfiction today, but I couldn’t come up with anything I thought was worth sharing. Maybe next time. In the meantime, I’ve made some progress with my other projects, though not as much as I’d been hoping. Editing I finished rereading the latest draft, but as I neared the end, […]
When Technology Fails
I could have freaked out more, but I think I held it together reasonably well considering the circumstances. I sent my current edit-in-progress to my Kindle Fire as a document so I could read through it one more time before I sent it out to my beta readers. I find it helpful to read it […]
Ready for Round Two: Reading AND Editing
The good news is: I finished the second draft of my edit-in-progress! After the spectacular fail by the hometeam on Sunday, I went back to my room and finished the last chapter. I am still planning on reading the new draft through before I send it out to any readers for feedback to make sure […]
Mad Grammar Skillz, Editing and Reading Progress, and GO BRONCOS!
I found this quiz while I was going through my Feedly and I decided to test myself. I haven’t formally taken grammar since 8th grade, and I wanted to see if my grasp of it was still in as good of shape as I thought. I think 90% right counts as a win. Is that […]
Fiction on the fly: Friday Microfiction
I’ve been itching to write, so I worked on a couple character sketches to appease my creative drive. I haven’t gotten far, just a few fragments, really, but this is a little piece of it that’s been kicking around in my head for the past couple days, so I figured I’d share it. Also, since I […]
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