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Meet the Squad

Hello again! As promised, this time I’m going to introduce you to the characters of my work in progress, The Fair Queen. You can check out the synopsis here… 726 more words

First Draft

On First Drafts

It’s been difficult to get words on the page lately. I’ve mostly been composing in my head, but for whatever reason, my thoughts, words, and sentences are accompanied by a nagging sense of fear and guilt. 816 more words


Writing Toward the Finish Line

Here is a list of the final chapter titles.  I have two more chapters to write.  Currently, I’m at 35,000 words and should be reaching my goal of 40,000.  59 more words

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Who's on third?

As I mentioned in my last post, I am making every effort to return to my writing. As I sat back and reflected on the draft I’d recently read, I came to a startling conclusion: it was not the first book in this fantasy series. 281 more words

Stuck between a book and a stopping place

Could it be? Have I reached a point in the story where I can call my first draft “finished”?

I’ve certainly reached a good stopping point, and I have enough story left in my head to make another book if I decided to go for it … but should I? 52 more words


Why My Favourite Draft Is The Second

Writing the first draft of a novel (as I am doing right now) is wonderful and scary and full of surprises. There is nothing quite like the exciting moment you first put down words to see where they go. 445 more words