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Personal Writing

Have you ever written something so personal, it hurt? Whether that'd be in your current manuscript, a diary entry, or anything else. As of yesterday, I had this idea for an entire chapter, that at the root was incredibly personal to me but I felt so strongly that it had to be written. It's not… Continue reading Personal Writing

My First Novel Journey

Dealing With Distractions

Balance is hard to find. Just two weeks ago, I slaved over my chapter outline seven nights a week for hours on end, feeling closer and closer to finishing. The past two weeks? Well...I've started redrawing my map for the islands since it's changed from the beginning, and no, my chapter outline isn't done. I've… Continue reading Dealing With Distractions

My First Novel Journey

The Chapter Outline Continues

I didn't blog yesterday, or Saturday, for a very good reason. Guys, I was busting my brain trying to finish my chapter outline by the end of April. Sadly, I did not succeed. *Insert tears of defeat* I'm actually not sad or the least bit upset about it. Of course I would love to be… Continue reading The Chapter Outline Continues

My First Novel Journey

The Art of Subplots

Remember that last post where I mentioned my goal of outlining my whole book by the end of April? Yeah...that was before I began working on my subplots. I mean, I've had ideas for subplots. You know, characters with back stories, problems, etc. However, I never developed them like I probably should have until now.… Continue reading The Art of Subplots

My First Novel Journey

WIP Update

(FYI: For those who don't know, "WIP" stands for "work in progress." Not sure if this is a universal acronymΒ yet, or just a popular hashtag on Twitter.) This week was slow to say the least. Honestly, I was feeling really uninspired. Usually I don't let that stop me from writing, but outlining tends to be… Continue reading WIP Update