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I Finished The First Draft

It's been a long time coming but it's done, the words are written! I wrote the last 13k word chunk over these past three weeks since my last post as I've gotten back in the groove. It took me about five years from ideation to completion of book one. I know that sounds...

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Status Of My First Novel

It's been quite some time since a I've written about the status of my novel here. I've mentioned it on my twitter account but haven't yet posted an update here. I thought I'd take a moment to give an update as well as what my current thoughts are around publishing. A...

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Writer In Motion: Week 6, Final

The Editor Process: Full disclosure, I've never worked with an editor. I've written in school and dealt with teachers but I've never published anything with a professional organization, magazine, or website so I've never had an editor. I’ve posted thousands of entries...

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Writer In Motion: Week 5, Draft 3

The Critique Process: I’ve only recently worked with Critique Partners on my novel so I’m still fairly new to the process. The first review from Jen came in and it was about what I hoped and expected. She made some great points and I worked to clean up the draft. Then...

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Writer In Motion: Week 4, Draft 2

The seahorse wouldn’t leave Alora alone. It swam around her face and kept pecking at her neck. She batted at it a few times and missed. The little bites were starting to hurt. “What do you want?” she shouted. Unfurling its tail, the seahorse dropped a small shell into...

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Writer In Motion: Week 3, Draft 1

The seahorse wouldn’t leave Alora alone. It kept pecking at her neck and it was starting to hurt. “What do you want?” she shouted. Unfurling its tail, the seahorse dropped a small shell into Alora’s lap and skittered away. The shell was painted deep blue with yellow...

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Writer In Motion: Week 2, My Process

The Prompt: Authors, you may use this image in any way that moves you: setting, colors, subject, the emotion it evokes. Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash My Process So before I jump into my first draft I want to talk a bit about my process. The term pantser and...

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Writer in Motion

Writer in Motion

So I decided to scratch my itch and silently returned to my writing about 7 months ago. Those of you who drop in from time to time might remember that I started a novel a few years back and then stopped at around 30k words. Well, since returning to writing late last...

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Inner Ring Supply Run

Captain Monroe stood at attention just like she'd done countless times before. Today was no different than the previous inspections, at least that was what she'd been telling herself for the last hour. These inspections usually last half this time. She'd...

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