Living in Los Angeles, you expect a certain level of fair weather. Big, fluffy clouds, if any, sunshine, and the occasional three days of rain. Then Summer hits with no warning (aside from the unseasonably warm April and, oh yeah, that ongoing panic-inducing drought) and suddenly it’s 70 degrees before 8am. How does this relate to … More Weather vs. Writing #writeordie #koolaidme #amwriting #90high
I am half-way through my second novel and am stoked to announce it! I love my book so far, I love my characters, and the story is flowing fairly effortlessly (to be fair I planned it to the most minute detail – I’m not a pantster – but no real hiccups yet). My first book … More The half-way mark #firstdraft #amwriting #writeordie #wine
Originally posted on Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog:
If you’re waiting on beta readers… Throw yourself into critiquing others; attend a writer’s conference, webinar, or workshop; outline your next book; set up your author website. If you’re waiting for an agent… Start working on (or finishing) your next book; avoid reading too much into agents’…
30,000 words! 30k! I’m a little over halfway done with my new manuscript, a story about American sisters in Paris, the achingly nuanced dynamics between them, and oh yeah, they’re twins. So far this has been such a joy to write (literally, wake up early, go to bed late because I want to write more, … More Progress: Fueled by endurance (and Starbucks) #dailywordcount #Paris #sisters #firstdraft #coffeeme
One of these days, there’s going to be a no-excuses button invented that will make writing obligatory. As in, “I have to go to the store for artichoke dip for Game of Thrones night!” – NO EXCUSES “I have to head to my grandparents’ storage unit to retrieve priceless heirlooms.” – NO EXCUSES “But how … More Weekend busy bee #amwriting #procrastination #oneofthesedays #willsmith
Well played, English.
Originally posted on BRB, Off backpacking.:
This is something I’ve known for a while but never seen in context before.