When I decided it was time to start working on my novel, it was suggested to me that starting a blog about my progress could be beneficial. I thought, In what way can a blog really help me with writing a piece of fiction? Turns out it can… And it did. And it still is. […]Read More Why Blogging Helped A Budding Writer
Before starting my first novel, I’d not given much thought to how many drafts I would need to work through to complete my story. I thought I would just write it once, edit it and that’s that. … This could be one of the reasons it seemed like such a daunting task for so many […]Read More Drafts: How many is too many?
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem I’ve been super focused on writing my first draft for the past couple of months that I’ve not had a chance to update my blog. But today I’ve had an overwhelming feeling of doubt creep its way in to my mind and writing, and I […]Read More When Doubt Rears Its Ugly Head…
For the last post of the year, I wanted to talk about self care and the guilty feeling writers might get when not working on their books. The last month of the year has been hectic! Nursery parties, family outings, festivities and getting to know the writing community on Twitter and Instagram. For the past […]Read More Thank you, 2018. Next!
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