February 1 marked the end of the Pitch Wars revisions period for the 2020 cohort. After two and a half months of hard work, I had rewritten about 70% of my manuscript, eliminated at least five minor characters (RIP) and three unique settings (subsurface ocean planet, someday I will return to you!), completely reworked two … Continue reading My Top Five Pitch Wars Revision Lessons
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It's been a busy and eventful few months for me, and as a result I haven't had time to update my blog! Which means I have a backlog of news that I really should have posted here, but if you follow me on socials at all you probably know what's going on. Here's a little … Continue reading New Year’s News and Notes
Yesterday, I submitted my adult space opera GALATEA'S PARADOX to my chosen Pitch Wars mentors.
Well, that's a wrap! The Writer in Motion 2020 blog project draws to a close this week, and though I'm now swamped with revisions for Pitch Wars (not to mention wedding planning) I have to say that I'm a bit sad that this communal adventure in story-telling and editing is over. A month ago when … Continue reading #WriterInMotion Week 5: Final Thoughts
Our Writer In Motion journey is drawing to a close. Not to sound like a broken record, but I am so happy that I joined in with this blog project! I benefited so much from the opportunity to connect with fellow writers, the experience of receiving and giving CP edits, and the privilege of reading my cohort's beautiful stories.
I finished reading Tamsyn Muir's electrifying debut novel last weekend and I've been thinking about it ever since.
It's not as hard as it looks to create a beautiful image set that hypes you and potential readers up for your book project.
I wasn't chosen. I didn't get any requests. Here's why I'm glad I participated - and why I'm excited to try again.
Week 3 is already upon us! My critique partners and I started this round a bit early, as we all had our self-edited drafts ready to go. I'm so grateful to my CPs for their help in this round of the Writer In Motion event. I was nervous about the process, since this was my first time doing the event, but I had no reason to be. In fact, everyone I've met and interacted with through WIM has been incredibly kind, talented, and friendly.
If a daily writing process is living the dream, than writer's block is a waking nightmare. Today, apropos of nothing, I'd like to share my tools for breaking through the wall and keeping the words flowing--even when the Muse has taken an unscheduled vacation.