On Finishing What You Start and Binge Watching Buffy

I completed a 1st draft of a 90,000 word WIP last week. It as the same manuscript I started and wrote 50,000 of during NaNoWriMo. Between November 30th and December 18th, I wrote another 40,000 words. Naturally, my head just about exploded. I was emotionally gutted, from finishing the manuscript and events within it, so … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Boat

Once upon a time, there was a boat. It was a simple boat, crafted by bare, rough hands in the heat of summer with carefully bowed planks of red cedar. It was large enough for two but never more than that, though that had never been a worry. There were only two, had only ever … Continue reading

In Which a WIP is Finished

So, it’s been a little while. I know a lot of writers who are able to write daily posts and write 1500 words and design covers for their self published books and market themselves and so on. And at some point, hopefully I will be able to broaden my attention span enough to do all … Continue reading

In Which I Return to the Land of the Writers

Last march I was working on a story. I really liked it, felt connected to it, but there was something missing. Something just wasn’t quite clicking. I was excited by the idea but there was conflict missing from the narrative. So inevitably, another idea took, an idea that has captured my brain since my angsty … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo and the Denver International Film Festival

This has been a crazy week. I’m trying to write 1700 words a day and attend films at the festival here in Denver at the same. I work in the same building where most of the films are showing, and I have been very lucky in that I have been able to attend many screenings … Continue reading

Good News!

I am under contract again, on a nice remodel about 3 miles outside of downtown. We’ll be closer to family, closer to work, and close to where a new light rail line is going in, which should raise property values in the area once it’s done. The townhouse is nice and it’s a good size … Continue reading

And the Words Keep Coming

A thousand more words today in the still untitled WIP from August and I’m still on a role. It’s spilling out of me and shows no sign of slowing down – I’m barraged with new ideas daily and the thought of sitting down and writing is incredibly exciting. I haven’t felt like this since November. … Continue reading

In Which Half a Book is Written

You read right. I finished the first half of my novel – 47000 words. Breathe in, breathe out – it’s all right, I keep telling¬† myself. I put so much of myself into this story, it feels like pieces are missing. I feel almost empty, drained – drained of words. Maybe it feels good? Feels … Continue reading

Flash Fiction, Sort Of: An Introduction To My Novel

This is what I have been working on tirelessly for some time now. I’m up to 40,000 words. I’m a little worried because I’m not even halfway to where I’d like to be, but hey – this is a first draft! The novel is as of yet untitled but it is considered fantasy, though it … Continue reading

In Which I Join NaNoWriMo

Yep. You read right. For the first time ever, I will be participating in NaNoWriMo. I am absolutely terrified.¬† I know that I am allowed to outline, I am allowed to be creating and shaping my idea until November, as long as I do not put pen to page. But it always takes me so … Continue reading