Tag: The Land of Dark and Broken Things

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2

Posted July 20, 2017 in My Stories, Writing // 2 Comments

Sometimes, things just don’t go the way I planned them. Last week, I finished reading The Night Circus.  It was glorious.  I loved it so much that I went and purchased the hardcover copy the next day.  This post is not about The Night Circus but if you want to read all about my love of it, you can do so here. My point is that sometimes you read a book that comes together so perfectly, it makes you go back and reflect on your own work.  The Night Circus did that for me, and I spent several hours that day […]

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1

Posted July 9, 2017 in My Stories, Writing // 0 Comments

Sometimes, characters surprise you. It’s the reason that I have difficulty writing  on an outline, and why I can’t seem to keep a story consistent between drafts. I’ve been sick the last couple of days (sinus infection, ugh) and hadn’t been writing.  I sat down this morning to revise chapter seven.  In this chapter, Lucy has learned that the things she imagines becomes real, so she decides to create a way for herself to escape.  Only, naturally, it doesn’t go as planned. In this rewrite, Lucy’s character has evolved a lot.  When I wrote this story back in 2011, I […]

Camp NaNoWriMo… Again.

Camp NaNoWriMo… Again.

Posted June 29, 2017 in Writing // 0 Comments

Since I commute 90 miles to work, I stopped doing NaNoWriMo.  I didn’t have time and more importantly, I didn’t have energy.  Realistically, I have 8 different novels that have been (sloppily) written from beginning to end, and there comes a point in a girl’s life where she has to acknowledge that if these puppies are ever going to see the light of day, they need some revisions. I am terrible at revisions.  I like the editing, but not the rewriting.  Essentially what happens is, I take the original story, use it as an outline, and then go in and […]