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 […]
Non-writing goals are the ultimate writing-time-suck.
I’ve never really had to schedule time to write. Writing has always been a priority and my schedule has always been enough of a priority that I have almost always been able to find time for it. With all my other commitments this year, I’m finding that if I don’t schedule time to write – […]
Haiku, Review, and Progress Overdue
How’s that for rhyme-tastic? :P Because I decided to go all-out reference-crazy on this post, here’s a clip from Flight of the Conchords, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros. Saying “rhyme-tastic” reminded me of those crazy dudes. Enjoy. Poetry: rocking it haiku-style As promised, and since I’m on a book frenzy, here’s a spontaneous poem just for you: […]
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