Tag Archives: Historical Romance

4th draft fight

Its 4th draft time, this week and next. This round is moving slowly. I’m getting sucked into micro-edits when there are major edits I should be devoting time to. At this point an edit is an edit. All the scenes … Continue reading

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Challenge Update

What a challenge! Oh my gosh, that was really difficult. Things I learned: 1) I’m a good prep/planner. I had everything I needed for the whole weekend. I planned to ‘let things slide’ so when I hit lulls in the … Continue reading

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12 Steps of Intimacy

I’ll let this article explain the 12 Steps of Intimacy. I couldn’t say it better. 12 Steps of Intimacy Thank you Erica Ridley for breaking it down. I am familar with the 12 steps but wanted a better understanding. Erica’s … Continue reading

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Side effects

I tried to be vigilant last week to make time for life balance types of things, though I thoroughly neglected sleep, even when I told myself to stop and go to bed. Apparently there is a rebellious streak in me.  … Continue reading

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What a mess… 1st draft revisions

A messy pile of words sits stacked in front of me. On Wednesday I sorted my NaNo draft into Scrivner, plunking scenes into separate documents and scrapping  all the non-story writing.  Ahh, my first draft. I felt rather satisfied with … Continue reading

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The mystery of plot and middles

Middles mess me up. I end up re-plotting my ideas over and over, hence, unpublished writer. There are a lot of books and advice about plot but none of it seems to help me. Plot is what happens, the hard … Continue reading

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A writer’s life for me

Reading has been a large part of my life. It started so long ago that I’ve always identified as being a bookworm. With a one liter sports water bottle filled with milk, I remember sitting in the corner of my … Continue reading

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