Finishing the first draft of your novel is best described as relieving. Your story, albeit in rough form, is finally down on paper and out of your head. It's finally tangible and real. It's freeing because you don't have the looming feeling hovering over you that you need to put it down. You've done that … Continue reading Why the First Edit is the Best and the Worst
After months and months of writing Frigid Nights, my first draft is just a few writing sessions away from being complete! I wasn't really all that aware of this fact until I was nearing the end of a chapter I had just been writing when I realize I didn't have much more planned for the story. … Continue reading Nearing Completion!
Consistency is key. Writing in spurts is a sure-fire way to ensure that your work won't get finished until years down the road. Writing each day, even just a little bit, helps establish the habit of writing consistently and allows you to progress your story at a steady pace. Ernest Hemingway would write 500 words … Continue reading “That Is Why No One Will Remember Your Name.”
Why can't the weather here sort itself out? It's snowing today and it's supposed to be 70 degrees later this week, it's ridiculous. I'm finally allowed to wear short sleeves at work so snow isn't going to get in the way of me and comfort. So, a close friend of mine has been bugging me … Continue reading GoT and FN
Derek found out later that Michaela had sent Jamie out there to cheer him up. Michaela and Jamie knew each other from clinicals and classes. Jamie hadn’t known who Derek was at the time, but she had heard what happened to him that day. After meeting Derek, Jamie took it upon herself to make sure … Continue reading Frigid Nights Chapter Five