The Road of Revision: A Problem for Future!Me

I’m about a third of the way through revisions of my current WIP and one of the things that’s been super frustrating so far is that even though I know this draft is better than the first one, it’s still not good. The pacing doesn’t feel quite right, I still cringe at the prose when…

The Road of Revision: One Mile at a Time

I’m plodding through the second draft of my 2018 NaNoWriMo novel and it’s going slower than I had imagined it would. Partly because my life is so full of spinning plates—freelancing for multiple, planning a wedding, writing, this blog, going to the gym, keeping up with friends and family, sleep—that even when I have the…

Learning My Process: Starting is Always the Hardest Part

I’ve said it before, and I will probably say it again: starting is hands down the hardest part of writing. Of anything really. Overcoming the inertia of “before” to begin. Swiping aside the anxiety and doubt that what you create will never be as good as what you imagined. Flailing in the feeling of “I…

NaNoWriMo Now What? Diving Into Revisions

I have a confession to make: I am terrible at revisions. Okay, maybe not terrible so much as I’ve never really done them. I was the student who wrote her final paper the day before it was due, did a quick read-through to make sure there weren’t any egregious errors and called it a day.…