Milestone Achieved! 

Wanted to mark this milestone. About a month ago, I accidentally deleted—well, overwrote—my fourth draft, losing major changes. It was heartbreaking and nausea inducing. I had my third draft, sure, so I wasn’t completely lost, but my third draft had errors that were fixed in my fourth and my fourth had new scenes and all…

Plotting Away

Take a break. After you finish your story. In-between drafts. Take a month or more to let your creative juices regenerate. Have you heard this? I have…and I hated it whenever I heard it. But alas…it is true. The benefits? Well for one, you forget your story, and when you do come back to work…

Query Letter…My Goodness Writing This is Hard

Consider this, you’ve spent six, twelve, twenty-four months writing your manuscript. You’re feeling pretty awesome tacking on that The End. You might even pop some bubbly, turn on the music and dance, dance, dance.  Then, you’re tasked with writing a query letter. That 50K manuscript now needs to be summed up in 200 words or…

Discovering Aurora: Draft 2 Complete!

Can I get a hallelujah?! Draft 2 of Discovering Aurora has just been completed. Beta readers are receiving their word docs to review for me and beta editors are scouring my text with a fine toothed comb 🙂 Every time I see this story, I just want to dance and giggle. I’m so excited to continue…

Completing the first draft…

Words cannot explain the emotion you feel when you finish the first draft of your novel. So instead, I shall BOOGIE!!! WOOOHOOOOOOO! Cheers!

Hitting A Milestone

Wow! It’s been awhile. When I said I was dedicating myself to creating a blog, I probably only meant it just…kind of. Haha. What can I say? My time has been consumed with writing my story.  So my previous goal of August 31st completion was not met. A new goal of September 31st has been…