Writing Update 2019 Q4

Novels Feathers Sharp as Knives – I finished my sixth draft! I’m sending my seventh draft to beta readers on January 1st and I’m stoked. The final word counter is 118k–over 30k higher than my first draft. That was a lot of work! Short Stories Tiger – On submission–kind of. Not at the moment because […]

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Writing Update 2019 Q3

I’ve been super productive the last few months, thanks in part to hypomania with a dash of insomnia. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you can’t/don’t need sleep. Novels Feathers Sharp as Knives – I finished my rewrites, which I decided marks the end of my 3rd draft. (I’m pretty arbitrary when it comes […]

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Writing Update 2019 Q2

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a writing update, and quite a bit has happened. So I’m definitely overdue. Feathers Sharp as Knives – After finishing the first draft in record time (for me), I sent it off to alpha readers for large-scale critique. Once I got those back, I started my second draft […]

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2019: Let’s Do This

We survived the holidays. Whew. Don’t get me wrong–I love the holidays. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year, and I will never tire of its magic. But it’s also exhausting. Especially when you’re pregnant, as I learned this year. I put off any concerns that can wait until after Christmas. Like blogging. And […]

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I Finished!

Yesterday, I wrote the best two words in my manuscript. Yes, I finished my rough draft! I’m not elated, like I’ve been with previous completed drafts, but I’m extremely satisfied and dang proud of myself. This is truly a rough draft and I have a lot of work ahead of me. But, y’all, I wrote […]

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