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Looking back, Looking forward

While writing up the  blog review for last week I went through and read some of my earliest posts. At the time they were written I thought that they were decent pieces.  However, looking back I can see the awkward … Continue reading

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The Weekly Review #1

My manuscript has made huge progress the last few weeks, it finally feels like the ideas in my head are becoming a story worth reading. This weeks quota of 5,000 words brings the total over 34,000 words.  I spent time hashing … Continue reading

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The Little Writer that Could

Took a mini break from my big manuscript to try writing a bit of flash fiction for a submission. Having not submitted anything anywhere, (unless you count High School, I don’t) writing and editing took on a new thrill. It … Continue reading

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A Writing Epiphany at Last!

A few days ago I had an epiphany that will tighten up my opening chapters, however applying that idea is going to take extensive reworking of what I have written.  I’m hoping I can work on the rewrite while continuing … Continue reading

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Nightwish: Sleeping Sun

It’s a new week and a time to think about what needs to happen in the manuscript.  Some of my chapters just weren’t doing what  I wanted and so were rewritten last week.  In the rewriting process I made major … Continue reading

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Writing Journal Jan 18

I made my scrawny quota in record time this morning before the kiddos woke up. 1,000 words in 45 minutes. While on vacation last week I started thinking that I needed a different start and came up with an alternate … Continue reading

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Daydreaming of my Ideal Writing Situation

Those of us who are not writing professionally as a full-time  job will appreciate this.  We are the ones who have to find pockets of time where we can fit it in.  I’ve often fantasized about what life would be … Continue reading

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A beginning of sorts…

There are so many people out there that say “I want to write a book someday” that the phrase is becoming cliche. I don’t like telling people that I am writing a book, let alone a fantasy novel. The process … Continue reading

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