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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NaNoWriMo Final Week & Wrap Up

NaNoWriMo, like always, reinvigorated me and made me feel more confident as a writer. I’ve learned some things about myself and my writing process. I connected with a lot of new writers who will grow and develop along with me. And I wrote in a genre that always intimidated me in the past. I made some mistakes and missteps, but in the end, it will lead to me developing into the writer that I want to be. 

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NaNoWriMo Week 2

Stories Completed: Creation Story Stories in Progress: Superhero Story Studio Ghibli Inspired Story Total Words Written: 28,249 words Week Summary: This week, I thought I would hit a slump in my writing. I feared I would run out of things to say (a common fear I have anytime I start a new project). But, much […]

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NaNoWriMo Week 1

Technically, this post will cover the first week plus the few days that came before, but I didn’t want a separate post for the first few days of November, especially when I was unproductive those days.

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NaNoWriMo Week 0

Jokes aside, the reason why I enjoy NaNoWriMo such much is because it almost always comes at a time when I’m feeling down about my writing. This is felt especially true for the past year or so (for reasons that I won’t get into now, but will hopefully write about in the coming months). 2017’s NaNo was beneficial for me because it reminded me that I’m a damn good writer! And I need that reminder once again this year.

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Overcoming Writer Envy

Writer envy is a new emotion for me. Honestly, before starting my MFA, I never experience strong feelings of envy towards another writer. But recently, I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with strong envious feelings whenever I thought about the successes of some of my classmates. What is writer’s envy? Well, I don’t think there […]

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