I have finished the first draft of my first novel, Dark House. Word count: 66,873 Time to complete: A year and some change – I did not write consistently. I’m proud, but it’s definitely not time to pop open the bubbly yet. I have some serious editing to do. For example, my main character had…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
1st Novel, 1st Draft!
My first draft of Dark House is sitting at 59,400 words right now. I have three chapters left to write, tops. I’m almost done with the first draft of my first novel! This is only one step in the labor intensive process of publishing a book. However, it’s a huge step, and I’ll be glad…Read More
I’m Scared to Try
I’m scared to put myself out there. I’m scared to finish my book and release it. I’m scared to post regularly on social media. I’m scared to be noticed. But above all, I’m scared to not be noticed. After months of putting it off, I finally started an Instagram to accompany this blog. Part of…Read More
Why Am I Like This? | On Focus
I drive myself crazy with my constantly changing mind and moods. Bear with me, ya’ll. For a couple months, I had the idea in my head that I could do everything I’m passionate about at once. That I could work my regular job 40 hours per week, write my novel, paint, design jewelry, do whatever…Read More
2 Signs You Need to Revise Your Book’s Plot
Writing your book becomes boring, and you start avoiding it regularly. I know I’m writing something good when an hour flies by and I have to tear myself away from writing to do other things. You find yourself writing scenes you don’t really want to in order to make a plot point make sense. I…Read More
I Did It!
I just wanted to write a little update on yesterday’s post, because I actually did what I said I was going to do. I did my creative work in my free time. During my lunch and 15 minute breaks, I worked on my book. After I got home and ate dinner, I busted out my…Read More
I’m Too Tired for Art and I Don’t Have Time
This is a terrible excuse. Still, I make it constantly. Pretty much every day. When I’m at home, I think about work (regular 8 to 5 work), and when I’m at work, I think about how much I’d like to be at home, making art. I will never paint the paintings I want to or…Read More
Should You Start a Blog?
Over-saturated. You’ve heard it a million times about a million things. I’ma tell you a secret: nothing is really over-saturated. No market, no area of expertise. What people really mean when they say that, probably without realizing it, is there is an overabundance of average-ness in a particular space. It’s not about what you do,…Read More