Writing

Tools for Success: My Favorite Writing Craft Books

I started thinking about this weekly blog post a couple of days ago, wondering what I was going to write about. My original plan was to trade off every week between a book review and a writing update, but I decided I didn't want to keep my focus that narrow (and I haven't been working… Continue reading Tools for Success: My Favorite Writing Craft Books

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Pitch Wars Mentee Bio!

Wow, so I guess I really am doing this! Consider this blog post my statement of intent: I, Jenna DeVillier, promise to have my latest round of revision finished by 17 August, and will be entering it into Pitch Wars the following day. [Edit: I actually submitted on Friday, 15 August! Because I'm a rebel,… Continue reading Pitch Wars Mentee Bio!

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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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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!

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Surprise Post!

Afternoon, everyone! I wasn't much in the mood for doing a YouTube video today as I usually would be, so I decided to do an extra blog post. The 90 Day Writing Challenge is finally starting to inspire me to work! In typical Jenna fashion, it's been slowly, piece by piece, but I'm starting to do… Continue reading Surprise Post!

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Weekly Update: 90 Day Writing Challenge (fails) and… An Editing Business?

Hello all! I want to try and make these weekly updates but for now I think I'm settling for semi-weekly... such is my life at the moment.I am ashamed to admit that my progress in the 90 Day Writing Challenge is basically nil. I know what I need to do, but finding the time to do it… Continue reading Weekly Update: 90 Day Writing Challenge (fails) and… An Editing Business?

Writing

Aren’t You Going to Get a Real Job?

This is a question many fledgling writers face, and even perhaps some published ones. The average person simply cannot understand why we would pursue a career in an uncertain, ever-changing field.  And it is difficult, which is one aspect not many people fully appreciate.  Writing is hard.  It would be so much easier to pursue a… Continue reading Aren’t You Going to Get a Real Job?