A Writer’s Journal: May & June ’21

There were parts of the story that I absolutely loved and am eager to revisit. There are sections that I think slow the narrative down and could use a bit of polishing. Of course some of the characters need more ‘oomph’ to make them feel realistic and lifelike. But overall it’s a decent first draft. Not perfect. But not complete garbage either. And I think that’s an improvement.

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A Warm Return

As I slowly return to this blog, I’m going to brainstorm other ideas on how to engage with my audience. I want this to be a warm, welcoming place where people can come and listen to me rabble about my favorite anime or why my love for Yennefer of Vengerburg isn’t dying down or how I think Mass Effect: Andromeda is a fine game and deserves a sequel.

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Writer’s Journal: October

Words Written: words Stories Worked On: Post-Apocalyptic Anthology Story Ocmulgee River Dragon HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I never celebrated Halloween until I was in college. My family was religious and bought into the (very absurd) idea that Halloween was ‘the Devil’s Birthday.’ As I got older, I never felt like I missed out on anything. But in […]

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A Writer’s Journal: March

I’m not an outliner, or rather, I’m more of a reverse outliner. I work best when I write a draft and use that as a template for an outline to help me in future drafts…I just have to accept that this is how I approach a new project, but stay open to changes in my writing process as I mature as an author. 

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A Writer’s Journal: January

“Then, while looking through the first draft of my superhero story, I started to pick apart my story, sifting through character motivation, major plot points, and pieces of dialogue. I thought critically about my stories….I felt invigorated. I felt ecstatic. I felt that the story was salvageable if I was patient with it. Suddenly, the lessons and critiques and comments clicked in my mind and I felt like I (sort of) knew what to do.”

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2019 Writing Goals

Happy New Year! I love beginnings! They always bring the promise of new adventures. It’s also a great time to pause and reflect. I took some time to reflect over the past few years and I learned that in many ways I was unhappy. That unhappiness impacted various areas in my life, including my writing. […]

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