Reflections of an Unknown Writer: Lessons Learned

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I've been writing. Sort of. Mostly I've been editing. I am excited in a nervous kind of way to be finally editing draft 3 of Elondria. I've decided to make some changes that I think will really make it stronger. The intention, originally, was to start querying agents this year. That didn't happen. Time and … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer: Lessons Learned

Reflections of an Unknown Writer & The Hero’s Journey

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Reflections Well, it's been a few weeks since I've done a reflections post. Or any post. I've had some ups and downs, none of which have involved much writing. I know that not working on anything is a problem for me, but I'm still trying to work out a schedule that works for me. I'm … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & The Hero’s Journey

Soulful Sunday – Week 41

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A place for reflection, thoughts, and opinions.  We all have the same amount of hours in a day - we all have the same amount of days in a week, yet it seems like some people have more than the rest of us. Those super-productive people we see online, or may know in real life, … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Week 41

Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Three Act Structure

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Reflections This week I've been working on getting through the second draft of my pirate story. It's going painfully slowly. Not only am I struggling to find time when I'm awake and functioning, but the draft itself is difficult. Because the first draft has so many plot-holes in it, it's taking a lot of pulling … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Three Act Structure

Words & Thoughts – Week 29

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Weekly thought & writing update. Words I've been writing. Not as much as I wanted, but I'm battling stress and an unusually hot British summertime. I just don't understand how this heat is happening in this country. How? Why? How? 😓 I've been writing in a notebook, which is a change I always find refreshing, … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 29

Words & Thoughts – Week 6

Weekly thought & writing update.  Words I am still working on Elondria. I had a really good day on Friday, writing nearly 4000 words. I really got into it, for the first time in a long time. Unfortunately, the mood didn't last. As I'm not doing much this next week I'm hoping to get more … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 6

Words & Thoughts – Week 2

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Weekly thought & writing update.  Words Elondria is going well - at the moment. I've made the discovery this week (not sure how it's taken me this long) that I write best in the morning. So I'm going to make an effort to get up early enough in the morning that I have time to … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 2

Happy New Year! Goals for 2018!

2017 has gone. Ended. Done. 2018 has arrived. And with it, new possibilities, a blank page. A new story to write. New chances. I am approaching this new year with intention. Creating specific goals and plans. As far as my writing/reading/blogging goals go, I have created an ambitious plan. I want this to be my … Continue reading Happy New Year! Goals for 2018!

December 2017 Wrap-up!

December has been a challenging month, in many ways. It has been a rollercoaster of changes and small steps forward. Some of the challenges I have overcome, others I have survived. Believe me, there is a vast difference in those statements. Most of my plans have not gone to plan. I wanted to blog every … Continue reading December 2017 Wrap-up!

September 2017 Update!

Most Exciting News In This Update:   BOOK LAUNCH! I have a pre-order date!   13th October 2017   The Cover: Designed by the wonderful Racheal Ritchey. Go visit her blog, and buy her books, and get her to design your book covers! This is incredibly exciting and I can't believe I've actually set a … Continue reading September 2017 Update!