Writing

A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics

I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I first started querying SHADOW OF THE NECROPOLIS! It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but it does at the same time. I'm a somewhat sporadic querier, so I probably would have exhausted my list of agents long before now if I had gone through… Continue reading A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics

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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

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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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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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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Weekly Check-in: Writing, Editing, and Beyond

I wanted to get around to writing this post yesterday, but I didn't end up having the time. This will just have to be an irregular week. My OCD mind will have to get used to that. Anyway.The end of the school semester is approaching, so I foresee not having much time for writing projects… Continue reading Weekly Check-in: Writing, Editing, and Beyond

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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?