Hitting the 150-Page Mark in My Novel: Thoughts on Writing and Editing

So today I hit the 150-page mark in my Work-in-Progress. Now, granted, a lot of that is filler content and a lot of the scenes will be cut out or rewritten. But that's the nature of writing, especially when you write as a pantser. Writing requires a lot of editing, no matter how you approach … Continue reading Hitting the 150-Page Mark in My Novel: Thoughts on Writing and Editing

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Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Three

This is my editing plan for all of my future works. You can read my editing plan for my already-written projects here. You can read the background and see the resources I used to come up with this process in my post Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn't Worked In The Past. Editing Plan Version … Continue reading Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Three

Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Two

This is my editing plan for my already-written novels and novellas without any character development. If you want to read the background and resources that helped me come up with this plan, click here. Editing Plan Version #1: The first draft is already written or started. Finish the draft if it has been started. Write … Continue reading Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Two

Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past

This will be a three-part series. This is the first installment or background information. The second part will have the editing process for the novels and novellas I have already written without character development. The third part will be a plan putting character development earlier in the process to streamline it. If you read my post Looking Back … Continue reading Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past

Deadlines: How They Can Make You More Productive

So on May 8th, I made a list of things that I wanted and needed to get done. It looked something like this: Help Grandma check in to her flight electronically Catch up on the Podcast series I am listening to and listen to four episodes Re-do my self-enforced schedule so that I had homework in … Continue reading Deadlines: How They Can Make You More Productive

How to Focus Your Attention When You Have Too Many Things To Do: Writing

This is the second installment of my series on how I deal with focusing when I am pulled in a million different directions from all of the things I want to do. You can find the first post here. Background As an aspiring author, there are many things I want to do. These include, but … Continue reading How to Focus Your Attention When You Have Too Many Things To Do: Writing