Saints word count update & a Jupiter-sized thank you to my critique partners

Wow, for the first time in a while, I actually waited more than two days to ramble about words here.  I’ve got two things that I want to talk about today–where I’m at with the Saints word count/nano why, and something that’s been on my mind lately. I’ll get the quick bit out of the […]

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nano why

Yes, that title does refer to NaNoWriMo.  No, I am not participating.  Kind of.  (Warning: this also somehow turned into a blog about anxiety.) Last night was The Used!  It was as surreal as I thought it was going to be, and maybe even a little more.  It was very weird in a wonderful way.  […]

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So you finished Writing a Book. Now what?

On Saturday, I posted a very brief thing saying that I’d finished writing the Pen boys.  There wasn’t much else beyond that, and so I thought it might be fun to delve into what comes next.  At the moment, I’m still in the lull of post-finishing, and so I’m not doing any of these things […]

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To Edit, or Not to Edit

Always edit. While editing isn’t fun, it’s necessary.  And while editing may not feel like “real writing”, it is.  You are still creating.  You are still moving forward.  I hate that term–real writing.  Everything is real writing, even if writing means going about your business while creating in the back of your mind.  You’re always […]

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