Major Milestone: 75,000 words

75,000 words. 192 pages according to Scrivener. Do you have any idea what a big deal that is? I have been trying to write a full-length novel since middle school. That's roughly twenty years for those keeping score. My first attempt at a novel was historical fiction set during the Revolutionary War. The heroine was named Elizabeth... Continue Reading →


I Have No Idea

I'm at that point in my story where I question every decision I've made and feel like it will never be finished. It is usually at this point that I start to think I must be crazy to ever write a novel. Every reason to NOT write sucks the life out of my ambitions and... Continue Reading →

15,000 Words And Counting

I'm up to 15,000 words on the new project. It's a totally different experience than any other book I've started. It's a different genre (contemporary speculative/literary fiction vs. my usual science fiction) and a different target audience (adult vs. YA). It's set in a normal American city with a normal young mother as the main... Continue Reading →

The Plan

My goal for this year is to finish my novel by August. I think perhaps I might be mad. At the moment, the novel sits at 34,000 words, and I aim to triple that amount before I'm finished. To complete the novel by August would mean writing more than I have ever written in my... Continue Reading →

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