Writing, Writing life

Dealing with Plot Bunnies

Do you struggle with plot bunnies?I do. 😅 New story ideas love to pop into my head all the time. Some are better than others, of course. But frequently getting new story ideas means that I have to fight to stay focused on my current WIP. Here are some of the ways that I deal… Continue reading Dealing with Plot Bunnies

Writing life

Editing: Love it or Dread it?

Let’s talk about editing—and our mindset towards it. For years, I felt dread at the thought of editing a book. It seemed like a massive, daunting task—and editing is. I mean, it’s not easy. But I think the writing community maybe needs to change how we talk about editing. Part of the reason I was… Continue reading Editing: Love it or Dread it?

Uncategorized, Writing

Write Knowing that You’ll Edit

What is a piece of writing advice that you love? I don’t know if someone actually said this, or if it is something I can up with, or if it’s a combination of advice, but one piece of advice that I find especially freeing for me in writing is this: Write knowing you’re going to… Continue reading Write Knowing that You’ll Edit

Writing, Writing life

_____ Is Hard

Recently, I finished my first read-through of Brontide and started my first round of content (big picture) edits. Today, I hit the "I can't do this" wall. The problems feel overwhelming. I'm not sure if any of my ideas of how to fix them are any good. At my current speed, it seems like I'll… Continue reading _____ Is Hard

Writing, Writing life

Writing Light

Light and darkness. It’s something I think about as a Christian writer. We live in a sinful world. We live in darkness. And we need light. We need a Savior. We need the Light of the World. Stories are a unique way of communicating truths to a person and making them think about something. As… Continue reading Writing Light

Writing, Writing life

You Need a Writing Community

We all, to an extent, have the mental image of a writer tucked away in some sort of amazing writing nook, writing away with a keyboard, typewriter, or quill pen while drinking copious amounts of tea or coffee. They're just writing a book by themselves in their own little world. After all, isn't that the… Continue reading You Need a Writing Community

Updates, Writing, Writing life

Writing Updates/ May Recap Pt. 1

Wow! I haven't done a writing update/monthly recap post since October! Sorry! Now, even though I haven't an update on my blog, I have been keeping my newsletter subscribers up to date on my writing happenings. If you want to make sure you don't miss out on any of my writing news, make sure you… Continue reading Writing Updates/ May Recap Pt. 1

Writing

Why I’m Doing NaNoWriMo, Despite the Odds of Failure

First off, if you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, I wrote a post last year write before NaNo explaining what it is and some of my thoughts about it. You can read that here. So, like I've said in that post and in my post about doing Camp NaNoWriMo, I really love NaNoWriMo because of… Continue reading Why I’m Doing NaNoWriMo, Despite the Odds of Failure

Writing

Ideas for When You Burn Out

Every creative art seems to rely on inspiration and the muse. However, the muse doesn't always strike, and burn out and a lack of inspiration are very real. They can cripple your writing. Thankfully, I haven't really had to struggle with burn out much. But I have in the past. One time I experienced a… Continue reading Ideas for When You Burn Out