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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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: […]
Get Out of Your Head: It’s Nice Out Here
I can sum up why beta readers are awesome in less than ten words: they pull you back into the real world. Sometimes when you’re writing, you get way too caught up in your own imagination and your own plans to pay attention to the details. This is actually a good thing – it means […]
Editing: Sometimes You Just Need a Kick in the Ass
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been trying to “prepare” myself to jump back into editing on one of the stories I wrote last year. As it turns out, all I needed to do was invite people to read it to get my ass in gear on the editing! The project The new editing project […]