Tag: Writing Process

Why I Love Writing (And Procrastinate On Editing)

Why I Love Writing (And Procrastinate On Editing)

Posted July 21, 2021 in Writing // 2 Comments

I don’t know how many of you are crafters or enjoy sparkly things, but I am a big fan of glitter.  When I was growing up, one of my favorite things to do to my friends was to put glitter in their birthday cards. I know, I know.  So archaic.  What are birthday cards even?  That thing your grandmother gives you with the annual expectation of some birthday cash?  Seriously though – glitter in cards is fun because it’s pretty, and if the recipient isn’t expecting it, it tends to get everywhere and stay there forever. Don’t worry – people […]

Plotting a Book Is Like Pulling Teeth – A Pantser’s Confession About Drafting

Plotting a Book Is Like Pulling Teeth – A Pantser’s Confession About Drafting

Posted February 1, 2021 in Writing // 2 Comments

True facts:  I am not a plotter. The greatest joy in writing, for me, is sitting down with a blank sheet and filling it.  I’m the type of person who comes up with scenes and moments in her head while in the shower or while commuting when I can’t write anything down, and replays them over and over and over until I can get to a pen and paper.  My writing is an adventure in my mind, completely unstructured. And over the years I have learned that is fine for NaNoWriMo, and a mess if I actually want to get anything done. […]