If you’ve read any of my posts before, then you probably know that Ally Carter is one of my favorite YA authors. She writes books I love to read and sometimes (!) responds to my tweets. And because my other favorite thing is Twitter, it’s no surprise that’s where I found my inspiration for today’s… Read More Ally Carter’s Good Advice: Just Be Interesting
Just an honest observation for your Monday night: Writing isn’t easy. It’s difficult. Like very difficult. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that, because I get to thinking that it’s supposed to be easy. See, even when you have a good story in mind, and you have good characters, and you think you know… Read More Writing isn’t easy
I’ve been editing my manuscript lately, and it’s been a lot of work. That said, I don’t dislike editing. I actually really enjoy those moments of breakthrough when I know I’ve just made my story infinitely better. And I’ve found that when editing (as many people have said before), it’s best to not try to fix everything at… Read More It’s all in the timing
The other day, I came across this quote from Veronica Roth that I thought pretty perfectly described my current mood. So I thought I’d share. It said: “And consider getting desperate. Desperate to write, desperate to get that story on the page, desperate to let the characters speak, and desperate to finish.” Now this quote came from a… Read More Feeling desperate (to write)
Why is plotting this story so hard? I asked myself this question for days. In the past month, I began writing a new story idea. Initially, I was off to a great start: 20k words in about a week. Woo hoo. But then it just came to a screeching stop. Because I realized I needed to come up with… Read More Why is plotting so hard?