Category: WIPs


Picked up this cute lil thing today:

Picked up this cute lil thing today:

I’ll save my Academy Award worthy speech for when I actually finish my piece, but I just happened to be at the NaNo site today, updating my wordcount. As of today, Winning is now activated, so instead of feeding my words into the gobbler and letting it calculate my words, it takes you to a winner page. You get a neat certficate to save and one of these handybanners to toss about the internet. YAY! Now I’m off to stare at my manuscript and pray for divine intervention, or maybe one of those text-to-speech programs. SIGH. I know what I’ll be doing over the Thanksgiving break.



So now what?

So now what?

Uhm. So, when I said I was going to attempt a new project, a lot of people said ‘oh, the first chapter is the hardest! Get that out of the way and you’ll be good to go!’ To those people I’d like to say— No. Because for me, the start is always the easiest and most exciting. It’s where I feel like I am finally accomplishing things and getting these ideas swirling around in my head out and on “paper”. I’m excited and I’m purposeful and I’m typing and fingers are flying and I’m DOING IIIIITTTTTTT! But then I get to the end of Chapter 1 and think… well. Now […]



In with the new

In with the new

So, anyone who is paying attention to this blog (which I think is just me) might have noticed that I added something new to my Writers Write page, which is the list of projects that I’m working on. YAY. This has been a long time coming– really long, almost a year. For about a year I have been writing drabbles and exercises and snips and shorts and fanfiction, in preparation for writing something completely original, out of my brain. On the one hand, I’m excited, really excited because this is a new step for me. On the other hand, I’m scared out of my mind. For really no reason.  It’s […]



Visions of Scene and Sequel dance through my head!

Visions of Scene and Sequel dance through my head!

Lesson #6– we’re halfway through! OMG!– focuses the class on the use of scene and sequel. The purpose of scene is to move the story along, and contains three elements: Goal, Conflict, and Disaster. The sequel is the followup– how your protagonist reacts to the scene: Emotion, Thought, Decision, Action. Every piece of fiction has scene and sequel and as our instructor points, out the best works have a great balance of the two. Our assignment for this lesson was to take a story or a scene and identify the elements of scene and sequel– are they included? Were they used welll?  Could the scene or sequel be beefed with […]



The Fun Train rolls on

Advanced Fiction Writing Lesson #5: Setting, Theme, Detail, Research Tonight’s lesson was relatively easy, in a way. Generally about setting and how it sets the mood and helps the theme along. And what helps the setting along is use of detail and doing your research. I have declared myself to be the Queen of Research. Not really. I just alwys need a realistic standpoint to come from, so I’ll look something up in a hot second. So back to setting and detail– it’s something I think I am pretty good at, but not offhand and not all the time.  And sometimes some well known authors irk their readers with overuse […]



Brand new day…

Here’s to hoping I get something done today! I have a couple of writing projects that need to be started or finished: 1. The Epic, it must end. Soon. I have an ending in mind, already. It’s just getting there. 2. My Fanfiction AU. I just think it’s a good story and I want to finish it. It’ll likely be my last “JC” story for the fanfiction archive. 3. My Lifetime movie inspired drama based on some Nanny storyline. I’ve never seen the movie but the premise is the usual ‘nanny falls for the dad, will do anything to have him’. This one is fandom based as well. 4. NaNoWriMo–need […]



Update+Website+NaNoWriMo?

First, I’ve posted a new chapter to All I Wanna Do. I swear I never meant for this story to be an epic, but I also don’t want to truncate the story. Decisions, decisions. I’m starting to long for it to end, though. Do something new. I can’t even imagine how novelists keep writing the same damn story for hundreds of pages. I’ve been reading a lot on tips and pointers, things to do and not to do, and trying to apply them to whatever I’m working on. Recently I’m trying to get rid of anything ending in -ly (i.e. he looked at the burger hungrily. *rolleyes* I don’t think […]



A prompt post: Calm Waves and Smooth Moon

A short written for the linebyline prompt community: I kind of cheated this week. I started this forever ago and abandoned it, and tonight I was looking through some old stuff and it popped up, so I thought I would revise and add to it and try to fit this week’s line in it because– well hell. That is a hard line. So here we go. ### Her eyes slowly adjusted to the pre-dawn darkness and objects about the room started to take shape. Her head shifted slightly toward the source of a mysterious sound in the room, the one that startled her awake and made her heart race. No […]



Mini- mission accomplished

Thanks to my awesome betareader-friend-person who isn’t afraid to say ‘is that supposed to be there?‘, and my awesome cheerleader- friend-person, another chapter has been completed. I have no idea how many chapters are left and that might be a problem. Story planning isn’t my thing. I tell it until it’s done being told. Perhaps more organization on the next one? I am, annoyingly, highly critical of myself. I always think it’s boring, I always think it needs more, I always find a typo, or think I should have said something else or something better or omitted a word or added a scene. It’s nerve wracking. Why do I keep […]