• Craft books,  Editing,  NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized

    Editing Made Easier

    First, it’s been WAY TOO LONG since I last wrote a blog post. One of my goals for 2017 is to remedy that. I’m shooting for one post a month. The themes will be similar to years’ past: writing, romance, and self-care of writers. Here goes. Let’s start with editing. While I wouldn’t say I’m a slow writer, I definitely fear that I’m a slow editor. One of my goals is to get faster at writing and editing my novels. The first book I edited, Kissed at Midnight, went through multiple drafts. I wanted to take a big picture approach: developmental edits first, then line edits, then proofreading. And, while…

  • Drafting,  NaNoWriMo,  Plotting

    JuNoWriMo and New Adult Projects

    Hello! I met my wordcount goal today, so I’m feeling like I have the time (ha-ha) to blog. But, in fact, I do! It’s nearly summer and that means that JuNoWriMo, the June Novel Writing Month, cousin to the popular November version, is here. I’ve “done” JuNo for a few years now, but I’ve yet to win it. June has proved to be super busy, so my odds of adding another 50,000 words to my WIP are maybe 50/50 at this point. I’d like to win a JuNo, but we’ll see. Either way, I love the push of daily wordcount goals and the extra solidarity of twitter friends doing wordsprints.…

  • Contests,  NaNoWriMo,  Plotting,  wordcount,  Writing

    Another NaNo Victory!

    Last weekend I completed and won my third NaNoWriMo! This year was a bit (*cough, LOT) more of a roller-coaster than I remember the last two years being. I had a few zero wordcount writing days as well as two of my highest wordcount days ever–7300 and almost 9000 words. Whew! Yeah. I’m looking forward to finishing this novel, that has a working title of A Kingdom Between Us. It’s about a returning prince who is reclaiming his throne. He falls in love with…a maid. So, I’ve tried to add several twists to a couple of old tropes. I’m really excited about this story and so happy to be just…