Publishing Updates: First Peek of my Novel

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed last week’s post.  In light of that advice, I’ve written another chapter in my book.  I still haven’t finalized even a working title, so I won’t say anything more here except that: it will be a trilogy, it’s a modern scifi twist on the old and well-read vampire fiction genre, and it’s told from the perspective of two sisters.  It will probably be a year or two in the making, unless money drops from the sky and I can stop working to just focus on my writing,…

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Becomming-A-Writer Tip #3: Write Write Write! (Part B)

So the second part of this equation of becoming a writer is, guess what? Writing!  Yup, I know you’re surprised, but if you want to be a writer you have to write.  A lot.

Becoming-A-Writer Tip #3-B: write write write!

Now you can’t just mean to write, can’t just enjoy writing, can’t just piddle a bit every now and then.  You have to write, a lot, every day.  Maybe you don’t start out this way, maybe you start out small.  But a professional athlete doesn’t conquer and win in his/her sport by training a few days a week when they feel…

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Becoming-a-Writer Tip # 3: Read and Write (part A)

Ok, this week is going to be a short one, mainly because I’m trying to get taxes done and wedding stuff is starting to come to a head.  See my previous post about wedding stresses :).

Becoming-a-Writer Tip # 3: Read read read and write write write

Seems a bit elementary, right?  If its so elementary, then why don’t most aspiring writers do it?  Well I can say at least in my case it’s because of time.  We want to be great writers, but we don’t want, or feel we don’t have the time to devote to…

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Writing from the Heart

Writing a Novel is Hard

Yes, yes it is.  Quality is hard, weaving a good tale is hard, getting it out of your heart and mind and soul, and putting it on paper in a way that makes sense to other people is hard.  Do you ever wish there was a device you could hook to your brain that would write what you’re thinking?  I do, all_the_time.

Not only is writing a novel hard, but it’s also scary.  It’s scary, worrying that you won’t be able…

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Wedding stresses and writing stresses: the importance of feeling

 

I’ve been very stressed out the past week or so.  I’m really getting into the swing of writing, I’ve got some momentum going, and WHAM!! Fifty-gazillion things that I have to get ready for my wedding–things I’ve been putting off–seem to crash down on me all at once (this is why you pay someone to organize your wedding).

For anyone who’s gotten married and planned it themselves, you know what I’m talking about.  Everyone else, just imagine this: you’ve been given the task of…

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