When Being Mean Gets You Into Trouble #IWSG

I’m one of those people who is vague about their story details online. It’s not for any fear of someone stealing my ideas; oh heck no. It’s because the mess inside my head is so darn complicated, I doubt anyone who isn’t bombarded with it regularly would really understand. I’m a master of confusing people…

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An Insecure Winner #IWSG

NaNoWriMo is over. I validated and achieved my winner’s status. I didn’t get 50K of keepable content, as I had wanted to, but I did make a dent in Isto’s overall word count. Yesterday, I compiled what I had before NaNo with my keepable content, and I’m up over 73K for this POV. Let’s see,…

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Hooray for 50K #NaNoWriMo

I made it to 50K! Then why am I not a winner yet? As I mentioned last week, I’m keeping two counts. I was actually on point with my keepable word count. I had 39.5K yesterday. But then I was listening to music and heard a song I mentally tied to one of my scenes…

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Do you participate in #NaNoWriMo?

This is my fourth year doing NaNoWriMo. Unfortunately, this is also the fourth year of me trying to make some serious progress on book 2 of the niniers series. Oh, I’ve met my 50K goal every year. But the problem is that up until a few months ago, I haven’t had all the details worked…

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Always Rearranging #IWSG

Have you ever been writing and been nagged by the quiet thought that things aren’t moving fast enough? The pace is too slow or the timing is off or the character just needs to be somewhere else. I’ve been there a lot recently. I end up yanking out large chunks, moving it to a different…

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Changing Plans #IWSG

Right now, I’m not insecure. I’ve been writing a lot lately. Well, a lot for me with my current progress. I’ve gotten down 18K in the past couple of weeks. It’s all in Isto. I had to rework my plan toward the end of the book because I no longer liked the idea of the…

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Where are the Emotions?

Fires in the Treasure Valley have dropped our air quality conditions to poor. My son’s asthma has him wheezing, I’m struggling to breath through my nose, and my husband is coughing. My daughter, thankfully, seems unaffected. But she’s got too much to think about. She’s in Kindergarten now. Sometimes I wonder how emotionless I really…

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