How I Wrote a Novel: Part 3 – Doing Everything Wrong on Purpose

I self-edited and self-published my book. I’m not going into detail about how I did it, because it’s not a process anyone should emulate. However, I regret nothing.

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How I Wrote a Novel: Part 1 – Idea, Planning, Outline

I self-published my first novel this December. Most of my friend’s and family’s reaction to me writing a book was some version of, “I can’t believe you wrote an entire book.” Before I wrote one, I had a hard time conceptualizing how people did it too. I’m doing this series about my novel writing process…

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What’s Next?

Now that my first novel is all done, I’m excited to move on. One of the things I’m moving on to is book 2, a continuation of Dark House, so I’m not totally free of that world. But the fact that I’m excited to write another book is promising. It’s a ton of work, and…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 8: Mano A Mano

Click here to read! Only two episodes left! I can guarantee drama worthy of a daytime soap and space pirates to close out the season.

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Tenacity Prime Episode 6: Poetry Slam

It’s up! I did a little experimenting and switched to first person narrative for this chapter. I am partial to third person, but I thought first person might improve this story. https://www.wattpad.com/870827665-tenacity-prime-episode-6-poetry-slam

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Do You Need to Rest?

Are you okay with resting? I thought I was, until recently. I realized I feel a lot of shame around getting the amount of rest that my body tells me I need. I tried to base my need for rest on what other people are capable of, but like they taught us in kindergarten, everybody’s…

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Second Draft Observations

In the thick of my second draft of Dark House. Here are some observations I’ve had so far. Rewriting isn’t as scary as it seems – As I’ve mentioned in a couple of other posts, there was a major character trait that I had to write out of the first half of the book, because…

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Overcoming Perfection

Me: Writes post about overcoming perfectionism, starts by changing the title ten times in a row. I have perfectionist tendencies. For me, perfectionism means scrutinizing everything I do, say, and think, and rarely measuring up to my own standards. I think in black and white terms: good or bad, smart or stupid, perfect or unacceptable.…

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From Complaining to Doing Stuff

I whine and complain a lot. So much, that I’ve officially gotten tired of myself. Most recently, my whining and complaining was due to the fact that I want to finally live life on my own terms, but no one will support me, and I don’t have enough energy, and blah, blah, blah, commence excuses…

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My Writing Process – May 2019

The last time I wrote about my writing process was May of last year, so that’s kinda cool. Here’s what my process looks like lately: I don’t wake up quite as early since getting a new job six months ago (5 or 6AM instead of 4AM), but my lunch is longer, so that’s when I…

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