Planning

I Write for…

My niece. She’s not old enough to read my work. (And if my sister reads this, don’t ever let her read a few of them!) She may never actually read my work, and I’m entirely ok with that. But I write for my niece anyway. I remember reading when I was a wee bite sized person and clearly I could never be any of those book people. I mean obviously. They were mostly men. They were brash and ballsey (again,…
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2017 Goals

So last week I made a post about what I did in 2016. Now it is time for some planning goals for 2017. Writing My goals are 2-3 novellas, 5-10 flash pieces, 1 novel. I’d prefer to say that I know which novel it will be. I’ve been thinking a lot about Jenna’s novel and what to do with it. I may be posting about that coming up. Still thinking. More Smoke Jumpers pieces are absolutely in the works. One…
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2016 by the Numbers

Every year at my day job I have to pull together information for everything I’ve done for the year. Usually, this comes this week, someone several levels above me running through and saying they need it. I try to be prepared. So this is my 2016 Roundup of all the shit I’ve done. Quick review of my goals? Back at the start of 2016 I made a post about my goals. Narrating I really dove into narration this year. While…
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December check in

Now that we are over halfway through I wanted to do a December check in based on my December plan.  Project? I think I’m done. I sent the email this morning saying final final final should be done. So…fingers crossed nothing goes wrong in the process and I’m done with this. Podcast promotion: Pt 1: I did to a little bit of a push, I did a giveaway, I got some more reviews. Can always do more. Submissions are open…
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December Plan!

November is easy to plan for as an author. At least if you are planning for NaNo. I read a recent post planning for the whole of 2017. I’m not sure I’m ready to plan out for all next year. Not that I haven’t done that. Just when I do that I tend to over plan, and then panic, and then stall. So…let’s not do that. My December plan! I have a couple goals for this month. Finish up a…
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I’m going to fail at NaNoWriMo

I’ve never failed at it quite like this, but wow am I going to fail. Frankly? I’m not even trying anymore. Which super isn’t like me.  I know what the problem is. I’m recording a novel. This…might be something I do very little of going forward. A big part of it is just how I operate, how my brain works. The project isn’t due for months, literally months. But I cannot handle having it hanging over my head so I’m…
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Thoughts on Scrivener and writing for NaNo

These are some (slightly messy! sorry) thoughts on Scrivener and writing for NaNo. I’ve shifted a lot of where and how I do the Nano writing. A few years ago I did it all in Pages on my iPad. I think 2 years ago I did it all in Google Docs and that was the year I fought A LOT with the slow down of google docs. When it gets big it gets really slow and clunky to maneuver. I…
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My Approach to NaNoWriMo

I’m going to talk a bit about my approach to Nanowrimo this year… It may be TMI? Maybe? I’m trying to share. I was talking with someone recently about how much I love Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing podcast. She’s so open and honest. (Or appears she is at least.) I like the ones where she just tells you how she’s feeling and what’s happening even more than the interviews. Like oh, she can do it, not every day…
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Plan your novel!

Now! Dammit! Or else! Plan your novel. (This is dear me, love me, you can do whatever you want.) I need to do some more planning as the end of the month looms large. Project? Easy: Jenna’s first novel, a full rewrite. (That part is hard, knowing was it is is the easy part, also reading that sentence, hard.) Pre-November steps: Make a Pinterest board (or rather add to the one I already have) Pull out and enhance physical descriptions…
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Romance and no more guilty pleasures

I’ve been seeing another round of smack talk about things. Because of course there is. This time it seems to be Romance. (You will recognize YA, paranormal romance, and many other genres/things in this, romance just happens to have it’s turn in the spotlight right now.) MY PEOPLE There is a lot of desire in these conversations to say “These are my people!” or to scream it from the rooftops. A lot of this is trying to create in-group identifiers,…
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