It has been a while since I last checked in with you all. Writing has been going really well for me. Creatively I’ve been very productive but I did need to let this blog slide for a bit in order to make that happen.
Can you believe that it’s almost November? This year has gone by quickly and it’s almost time for the writing community to come together and celebrate National Novel Writing Month, also known as Nanowrimo.
Hello Friends and welcome back.
I hope that you are staying safe and healthy as possible. Today I wanted to share my goals for the first quarter of 2021.
I hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy. I know that this spring looks a little different than we all imagined just a couple months ago. Today I wanted to check in on my Quarter One goals to let you know how I did and talk about my goals for Quarter Two.
Today I wanted to begin a series diving into my planning process. As with my revision series, I do things my own individual way. I’ve always been fascinated by other authors’ planning processes so I wanted to share my own in case something I do could be helpful for another writer.
I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during this crazy time. Today I wanted to come back to my reading life and share the books that I read in February along with my thoughts on what I liked about them.
Since March has seven Mondays, I thought it would be fun to do a little ask me anything type post. I’d like to maybe shoot for doing one of these quarterly – I took this quarter’s questions on my instagram story however you can feel free to leave any in a comment below, or shoot me a direct message.
We’re diving back into a behind-the-scenes peek at my revision process. First things first, my initial revision process is very different from those I’ve seen of other authors. This is what works for me, however I highly encourage you to look up Susan Dennard’s revision series because she does an excellent job breaking down how she goes about revisions.
Today I wanted to dive into the drafting aspect of writing novels. If you are a part of the writing community, you may have noticed that there has been some recent backlash about the concept of fast drafting. I was a little taken aback when the conversation first started as I believe that every writer’s process is unique and no single process is “superior.” I think for the most part we all agree with that.
Today I thought that I’d share the list of books that I read last year and rated as five star reads on Goodreads. This list is solely comprised of books that I had read for the first time in 2019 so the Harry Potter books from my reread last year are not included on this list even though I rate four of them as five star reads.