Just finished editing another chapter of Frigid Nights, soon to be changed to Sirens. After reading this most recent chapter, I was pleasantly surprised to find my writing wasn't absolute trash. Unfortunately, as being an amateur editor, I don't know all of what to look for or keep track of. Almost like when I initially … Continue reading Little Update
I recently posted a story called "The Scent of Raspberries." This story was originally about 1000 words and I wrote it for a class. The initial prompt was a complete short story with beginning, middle, and end in only 600 words. Well, as you could've guessed, I had to cut a lot from the original … Continue reading Cutting it short
I've been making steady progress on Frigid Nights, averaging a chapter every three days on my first round of edits. It's mainly grammar and basic fixes, the more intricate edits coming later. I've been delightfully surprised that my chapters have actually been pretty good so far in regards to grammar and wording. I imagined they'd be … Continue reading Chugging along / Title Change?
I've been trying to keep up a steady schedule when working on the first edit of Frigid Nights but with work and life, it's not happening like I'd like it to. I rarely have the time to work on the edit and when I do, I feel no motivation or desire to sift through my mistakes … Continue reading Editing can be such a drag…
Every writer has a file of their old pieces. Short stories, poems, even old novels that as the person who wrote them, find them so cringeworthy to read again. It's not because they're sappy love letters or nostalgia you don't want to visit, but because after dedicating so much time and passion into your writing, … Continue reading Why Reading Old Work Is Good For Your Soul