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Dr. Seuss Wrote My First Draft

I’ve been rereading my first draft in preparation to do a MAJOR revision which will probably involve me axing the entire last third that I wrote. 287 more words


My Favorite Revising Techniques

In case you haven’t heard, revising is my favorite part of the writing process. I love playing with my words and trying new things. The stress of getting the words is over, and now you can focus on fitting the pieces together like a puzzle. 555 more words

Writing & Reading


I’ll be writing a series of blog posts the next few weeks about the tricks I’ve learned through revising, The Call (separated into Before, During, and After posts), and submission. 845 more words

Writing Motivation

Revision: Highs and Lows

Back in February I posted about the revision process and my doubts going into it. I made the mistake of going back to look at earlier chapters while I was still writing the end parts of my first book. 585 more words


Writing, School, Work, Family, Friends... How do we do this?

I’m feeling this a lot lately. I started back at school and officially started revisions. I’m feeling overwhelmed!

School: I know not everyone is in school, but I’ll include it anyway. 338 more words


It's Not Just Caring: Why Sharing Your Work Is Necessary

It’s cause for a small celebration, because I just received tons of great feedback on the second draft of my book! I may have dragged my feet over the past eight months working on other projects, but I finally did it. 497 more words

Writing Life

Teaser Tuesday: Jared's Past

I have another teaser from Healing the Heart for you today. I’m back to polishing this up for beta readers, so anyone who is interesting in reading and giving feedback, let me know. 539 more words