Reading the First Draft

After giving myself a couple weeks off for the holidays and as a break from writing in general, I'm finally sitting down to read my first draft. The idea is to read it as a reader (as well as I can) to see how the pacing feels, check for plot holes, how it holds my … Continue reading Reading the First Draft

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Word Log

When I started working on my novel back in January, one thing I did to help keep myself going was keep a word log. It allowed me to track my progress (my goal being 3k words a week) and helped me realize how quickly words add up. I'm glad I did it. If you're struggling … Continue reading Word Log

In Regards to Flash Fiction (and other things)

Over the last week or so I've made several attempts to write up a flash fiction, and while some ideas have come along, nothing has made it through my normal process entirely. I have a couple drafts done, but when I read them, I dislike them. They seem flat. Typical. A bit mundane. I normally … Continue reading In Regards to Flash Fiction (and other things)

I’ve Committed My First Murder

In all honesty, it went better than I expected even though I didn't know what to expect. I built him up. I followed his footsteps and learned about his life, his love, his loss. I found his strengths. I exposed his weaknesses. Then, while his friends slept mere feet away, I took his life. I … Continue reading I’ve Committed My First Murder

Progress Report

I can tell it's been awhile since I've posted because the WordPress page layout has changed. Anyway... The book continues. I currently have just over 30k words written. That accounts for seven chapters. So far, so good. Those that are reading and providing feedback seem to be legitimately enjoying the story. That's a nice feeling … Continue reading Progress Report