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Thoughts on Completing My Novel’s Second Draft

It took an entire year.

In not even counting the two months where I purposely did no writing at all, it took an entire year to write the second draft of my historical fiction novel-in-progress, which amounted to a complete rewrite of my first draft. 1,541 more words


The Journey of Writing a Book

It’s been a while since I’ve updated on my book process.  There is a reason for that.  I really didn’t want to.  Call it superstition, or downright silliness, but I thought that blogging about my book before publishing it would bring it bad luck.   1,070 more words

Tamara Rokicki

Finishing the First Draft

Okay, so I’m a little late with starting this blog because I  finished my first draft about three weeks ago. BUT, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to talk about the experience…because oh. 337 more words


Westerlynne Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Party and Bullshit

Manny walked into the event as if he had grown up in Westerlynne; cool, calm and collected, contrary to how he was feeling on the inside. 2,865 more words


Introducing Ed Itor, bully and critical friend...

…or more correctly her* multiple personalities, Copy Ed, Structural Ed and Picture Ed. They work as a team although as in all teams not all of them are always fit to participate.Sometimes they’re benign, and can’t find much wrong. 1,355 more words

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The Smell of You - Version 2

Later she would catch pieces of his scent and travel back to this moment in her mind. She doesn’t know that know though. Now, she knows that he’s going to go home. 985 more words

Fictional Short Story