So, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, but it’s been a hard couple of weeks of being struck down with the flu and whatnot. Barely managed to up my word count on my first draft… I wasn’t hitting my targets and I’m now miserably behind by about 10,000 words! Aaargh! Anyway, […]Read More How Useful Is A Daily Word Count Target?
When I’m taking a break from writing (whether I want to or my brain has just stopped producing words and feels like it’s about to have a meltdown), I feel like I am letting myself and my book down. But I noticed that there are some things I can do when I’m not writing that […]Read More 5 Things To Do When Not Writing That Still Benefit Your Story
Like any writer, I’m sure, there have been days where I feel like I’m not doing enough, or what I am doing is not good enough and everything is just a waste of time and I should just give up now to save myself the heartbreak of being rejected by the world. But in the […]Read More 10 Quotes To Encourage Writers
Staying determined and focused on your goals during chaotic days is definitely a challenge. But it is not impossible. Being a mother of two small boys, it can be exceptionally hard to find any quiet time in my day to plan, work and write…Or even think. It almost feels like every second is filled with […]Read More Productive Disorder
Hi, guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any updates but I’ve been super busy finishing up the plan draft, which includes the outline, character profiles, scene list, setting and dialogue ideas. Now that that’s done, I’m putting it all together and trying to make it more coherent. I decided to transfer everything onto […]Read More Planning – Part 6 (Putting It All Together)
The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King Although I’m not finished with planning yet, today I just had the urge to start writing my first draft. The first scene was in my head, just desperate to be poured out into words. Of course, I had my idea for the first […]Read More The Urge To Write
This is the part that I have been dreading. Research regarding science is not my forte, but it has to be done. Over the past year, I have been freaking out about making the “virus outbreak” element of my story scientifically realistic enough (but also creatively fresh), that I was having serious second thoughts about […]Read More Planning – Part 5 (The Sciencey Bit)