At the beginning of this year I wrote out a very long set of goals I called the "February 14th plan" for much of January and February I tried to keep to that, following an intense editing schedule and though I fell behind, unable to start my plan on February 14 like I planned, I … Continue reading Week 20: Bimonthly Goals March-April 2018
Hello everyone! Sorry for no blog last week, I needed a short break to finish my Self-Edit of Fire's Hope and guess what?! I finally finished it! FH is as ready as I can get it for the professional edit and today I sent out my baby to my editor! Quick Update for this week: … Continue reading Week 19: Writing 14 Books
Beta Reading starts next week! I'm so thankful to everyone who has signed up for Beta Reading! It means so much to me to see people interested in helping me bring out the best story I can! For those of you who have been following my blog, you'll know my goal was to finish … Continue reading Week 18: Valentine’s day–Last Call for Beta Readers!
Until recently I've never been much of a book collector making good use of my local library whenever I wanted to read a book. I'm also a big believer in Audible.com, and the ability to listen to books usually makes me understand them better. But on January 30 Kim Chance's debut novel "Keeper" hit the … Continue reading Week 17: Book Haul!
Last week I talked about how Parental figures in our stories shape the characters we create, this week I'm veering away from Character Development to talk about how I have been influenced as a writer over the last few months. Back in October I took Jenna Moreci's Skillshare class and through it I determined to … Continue reading Week 16: The Writers Who Shape Me
One of the longest running themes I write about in my books is the importance of having parents who love and guide their children, however, most of my characters have one or more dysfunctional parents, or none at all. My main character has been molded over the course of the first series to becoming a … Continue reading Week 15: How Parental Figures shape characters
There are two things I like writing more than violence, and that's Cooking and Arguments! so much can be gained for character development in these kinds of scenes, and it really stretches your ability as a writer to ask you characters "How would they act right now?" You may not know this but I spent … Continue reading Week 14: How to Write Cooking Scenes
Welcome back! Today we're going to talk about Organization tips for writers. I recently reevaluated all my writing goals for 2018, and let's just say I should stop calling them "writing goals" and more "editing goals" because there's not a lot of actual writing in this plan. I've written so many books I need to … Continue reading Week 13: Obsessive Organization-Excessive Notebooks!
This year, I'm going to get published!I'm a strong believer in positive thinking to motivate yourself, and last year I set out with a list of unreachable goals, most of these goals I thought were crazy, but come June 2017, some of them actually started falling together! Last summer I determined I wanted to be … Continue reading Week 12: New Years Resolutions!
With Thanksgiving tomorrow on my regular posting day, this week, instead of skipping a week, I decided to post early! The Holidays are always crazy for me, but I'm not going to skip on writing! I'll be doing my regular December challenge, something I've been doing for several years now, and my goal is to … Continue reading Week 6: The Trek-Outlining is Essential!