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the long wait

It's been 13 days since the PitchWars submission window first opened and, if you're anything like me, you're feeling the anticipation. Many writers are already getting discouraged because they haven't received a request (even though mentors have said they'll be requesting right up until picks are announced October 12). I'm not allowed to publicly discuss… Continue reading the long wait

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the moment has come!

It's Monday, August 27, which can only mean one thing in writer-land... THE PITCHWARS SUB WINDOW IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!! I submitted my materials last night and promptly shut off my light and went to sleep. Do I think I'll be chosen this year?... I mean, never say never, right? This is my fourth year entering… Continue reading the moment has come!

Writing

the halfway point

I've finally made it to the halfway point in my revision on Shadow of the Necropolis! It's still very slow going, but I really need to finish it, since classes start up again on Wednesday. Not to mention, the PitchWars sub window opens on the 27th, in 2 weeks!   Stats: Chapters revised - 15 of… Continue reading the halfway point

Writing

#PitchWars 2018: #BoostMyBio

I've gone back and forth on it over the past few weeks, but I think I've finally decided to participate in PitchWars again this year! If nothing else, I love the feeling of community pitching writers create as we wait for picks to be announced 🙂 About My WIP: Shadow of the Necropolis has gone… Continue reading #PitchWars 2018: #BoostMyBio

Writing

my drafting style

I was struggling for an idea for this week's blog post that didn't have to do with my EXTREMELY slow revision on the now-titled Shadow of the Necropolis. Work is still underway on the final draft, but I've been dragging my feet since I decided to insert a couple of all-new chapters in this draft. Which… Continue reading my drafting style

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Draft 4: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (but mostly blood)

Happy Monday everyone!I'm excited to announce that, last week, I FINISHED draft 4 of Blood on My Hands. Finally!I picked at it for a couple of hours after I finished before emailing it off to my beta readers, of course. Then I pretty much threw my hands up in the air because DONE, and sent it.… Continue reading Draft 4: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (but mostly blood)

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The Home Stretch: Rewriting, Reconfiguring, and Generally Tearing My Hair Out

Afternoon, readers! Today I'm going to discuss rewriting, that ancient curse upon all writers... It's inevitable. At some point, we all have to rewrite SOMETHING. If you can get through novel edits just revising and editing, then good for you. Also, I hate you.This month has taught me a lot about writing. I already knew… Continue reading The Home Stretch: Rewriting, Reconfiguring, and Generally Tearing My Hair Out

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Draft 4 Update: Hooray for Summer!

Hello again! As expected, I have read two books since last week's post. I finished The Archived and read Matched. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't all that great, to be honest. Most of the characters felt like filler, like they had no real purpose or life of their own except to drive Cassia's story forward.… Continue reading Draft 4 Update: Hooray for Summer!

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Week 6 Update: Hello New Title (and draft 4, coming soon…!)

Hello all! If my calculations are correct, we are in the midst of Week Six of the 90 Day Writing Challenge. As you probably already know, I haven't been keeping up with it the way I should. It's gotten better recently, but I've been doing more planning draft 4 of my WIP than actual writing.Unless… Continue reading Week 6 Update: Hello New Title (and draft 4, coming soon…!)

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Update: Draft 4 is on the horizon!

Hello, all! I promise, I'm going to try to get around to a YouTube video this Saturday. I didn't even notice I had missed this Saturday until it was already gone. I'm starting to feel better, thankfully.I finally finished inputting my entire novel into Scrivener, which I am eternally grateful for. Scrivener is an amazing… Continue reading Update: Draft 4 is on the horizon!