I'm always on the lookout for fun new places to write, so I just had to share this gem 🙂 Coffeeville Company in Jackson, WI is a diamond in the rough. Jackson is a small town in rural Wisconsin, home to around 6,700 people. My husband and I were just passing through one day when … Continue reading Found a New Writing Space! Coffeeville Company, Jackson WI
So, this totally happened 🙂 I finished my rough draft for STRANGER THAN STARLIGHT!!! Now it's onto editing! I'm trying a new tactic this time. For previous works, I mostly edited as I went, reading and rereading sections before writing the next chapter. This worked really well for fixing plot holes early on and gave … Continue reading Writing Update aka How to Edit a Rough Draft
Ugh... So My goal had been to finish the story I started for NaNoWriMo sometime in January. Well, it's February and I'm not done yet. But it's so close! I've been having a lot of fun with this one--a YA mishmash of fairy tale, space opera, and horror-- but I'm also itching to start editing … Continue reading Writing Update: So Close!
Happy New Year!!! A new year, a fresh page, the beginning a one more story--the new year can mean many things to different people, but to most it means a chance for making the dreaded New Years Resolution. Last year I had lofty goals and met a lot of them. Not all of them (I'm … Continue reading Resolved for 2018
November has come to a close and, along with it, the end of NaNoWriMo. As I mentioned before, I think November is an absolutely horrible time of the year to expect people to sit down and write, especially when you take into account work, college finals, family, holiday engagements, blah, blah blah... But I'll stop … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Wrap Up
Hello everyone and happy almost Thanksgiving! Although I'm doing better than previous years, NaNoWriMo is kind of kicking my butt. November just seems like a bad month to schedule a hardcore writing challenge. With Thanksgiving and the associated travel and family time, that's one chunk of time gone. I'm no longer in school, but I'm … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update!
I would not recommend trying to query during NaNoWriMo to anyone... Besides the initial seven query emails I sent out the end of September and beginning of October, I haven't really focused a lot of attention on my adult contemporary fantasy, Those Hidden. There have been some great twitter pitch contests like #PitMad and #PitDark, … Continue reading Query Trenches: Update