Thursday, June 20, 2013

What Time Is It?... SUMMER TIME!

So I'm on summer break now! This means I can forget the quadratic formula ever existed because I can promise every math teacher ever that it is the most useless of math formulas and I will never use it in the "REAL WORLD." It also means that I actually have time to do things and one of those things is to edit because I have seriously been slacking. Well, not really slacking so much as NOT DOING ANY EDITING EVER SINCE LIKE MARCH!

Here's the plan (other than a school wide dance number with Disney stars):
20 Chapters = 2 days per chapter
Done first round of edits around the first week of August
Rest of summer to do a second round of edits
Hopefully have something presentable come September

It might seem a little crazy or maybe A LOT crazy but this is the only way I ever get anything done, ridiculous plans that disregard any hope I have at sanity. I want to finish this whole thing by the new year so I can move on with other writing projects so it's now or never.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


So I finally managed to get a friend of mine to take a look at the first few chapters of my WIP. I'll have to bake her cookies or something to thank her. I already got the first one back with some great suggestions and I'm really excited to kick editing into high gear. It's a little daunting to get a piece of writing back covered in red ink but it's nice to know it is fixable. Good writing truly does come from rewriting. I even have a phone case that says "The art of an artist is to delete." It's scary to dive into something you're so proud of and start tinkering but the satisfaction that comes from taking a step back after rewriting again and again is wonderful!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wrapping My Head Around Things

I don't know how this whole editing and revising thing works because I've never done it before but it is HARD! The first thing I did in hopes of making everything a bit easier was just read the whole thing start to finish. I needed to be able to wrap my head around everything before I dove in and started fixing stuff.

Some things I noticed were that the last few chapters aren't just first draft bad but really, really bad. I think it was because I was getting tired at the end or something because I had been writing all summer.  I think I'll start there, fix up the end so I can get a better idea of where the story ends so I can make the middle get there after. I don't know if this will be the best idea but I feel like it is a place to start.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


So I made a resolution and like everyone else, it's probably not going to happen because, let's face it any decisions made at midnight aren't always the best. So yeah, even if it just lasts for a week, I want to try my best and finish a pretty good edit of my story by the end of the year, maybe even try and finish it altogether.

This doesn't mean editing everyday or making any concrete schedule but I started writing this story in the hopes that I could be proud of it so I'm going to at least try.

Here's to 2013 being the year I actually finish a novel! (Maybe)

Friday, December 28, 2012


Okay so it has been a while... okay maybe a bit more than just a while. Not gonna lie, I kind of forgot I even had this blog. Oops.
Anyway, I haven't done much editing. I tried to get a friend to read the first few chapters to get some feedback in September but I never got them back. It's hard to just jump into editing after spending so much time on a story. I feel like it's my baby and even if it's an ugly baby I'll still love it. So that's why I wanted some feedback, so I could get a fresh perspective on it but that doesn't look like it's going to happen so I'm just gonna have to go it alone.
I've done rough edits on the first six chapters but that's it. I've been really busy but I guess I'll just have to make time. We'll see.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Excuse me while I flail in excitement. I know i'm not really finished, now I begin editing, but I've finished the first draft and I am very, very happy! It was hard to stick to the scheduled through the summer when I wanted to go do other things with friends but I think forcing myself was the only way to get it done... the sparkly stickers help too!

If you have thought about writing story but thought you couldn't, just buckle down and do it! there's no other way around it. Don't say I'll start tomorrow either, start now... RIGHT NOW!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Writer's Block

So I finished July and only missed one day of the thousand words! I made it up the next day too! I'm very pleased with myself and I'm still going... I would say strong but in all honesty the last few days have been taken over with writer's block. IT SUCKS! I've still managed to crank out the thousand words in those days but they didn't come easy.
I have a friend who likes to call writer's block, writer's disinterest but i'm not disinterested! I just haven't been able to find the particular words to say what I want to say. I think this might be a product of writing every day and being so worried about being redundant, cliche or pretentious. It was a bit like this when i did NaNoWriMo in 2010. I found around the half way point getting really tiered, not of the story but just of typing it.  But I'm still wanting to finish this story and make it something i can be proud of when it is. So here's to trudging on through the hard parts!

Also I'm changing the word count goal on the side to a higher number... so much for being over 100% done...