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Deciding to Finish

We’re getting towards the end of November now, and for anyone participating in NANO, you should be coming to the end of your 50,000 words, with a week to go. 565 more words

New Writers

Life as a First Draft

The other day I managed to burn sausages while simultaneously  trying to hold a conversation with my boyfriend and sort out my work clothes for the next day.  530 more words

My Writing

This is Not a NaNoWriMo Post

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo and here’s why:

I published The Sleeping Angel in July and then spent the summer thinking about what I would write next. 317 more words


The Art of Revision — And Why You Should Love It

Writing, like just about any creative pursuit, is a process. That process begins with exploring ideas, writing a first draft (which is where many people romantically think writing ends) and then revising, revising, revising. 466 more words


NaNo Progress Report

We are sixty percent of the way through the month of November. Isn’t that an odd way to say it? It’s probably not the best way to gauge how far along I should be, considering that I am not planning to write every day, but there it is. 451 more words


Is the novel half-finished or half-unfinished?

I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo once again. Novel one has been written and I already had the outline for the second one in the series. 163 more words

Novel Writing

Solid First Drafts

I’ve been writing since sometime around September 1988. I’ll admit, my first efforts were pathetic at best, and downright awful at worst. They were little vignette pieces, … 870 more words