I’m finally completing the first draft of my current novel, and boy is it a light at the end of the tunnel.

Several weeks ago I posted about fighting with my decision to be a writer. I felt miserable, and I was second-guessing my ability to actually get something completed for publication. Interestingly enough, the day after that break down I looked through what I had written on my current novel and saw that I was maybe […]

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50 Word Friday #17: Submission

Sweaty fingers hover anxiously over computer keys. The harried writer rereads the work yet again. Is she within the word count? Are the font, line spacing, and header as requested? Better check that one sentence to make sure it isn’t a comma splice. Ready? Ready as she’ll ever be. Submit.

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Your writing is part of an unhealthy relationship…at least when it isn’t working.

I know in last week’s post that I’d promise a craft lesson, but I think there’s something more important that I’d like to talk about today. It’s about knowing when something isn’t working. It’s about knowing when some piece of your work isn’t playing nice with the rest of your manuscript despite all the cajoling, […]

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Why having support is paramount for writing.

Sure, the image of the lonely and deep writer who hides away in her small apartment to write carefully constructed masterpieces is a fantastic image. One, I’m not shamed to admit, I have tried to emulate to little success. I’m coming to realize that that image is hard to deal with considering how much I […]

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Editing my high school writing

It’s not that I didn’t know that before, but I’m working on a piece that I started in high school, and, well, I sucked at writing in high school. Looking back, it’s adorable that I thought I was creating amazing prose. Not that my prose are super amazing now, but I can say that they […]

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