When you’re editing a paper for school, you check for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, and citation accuracy. When you’re editing a 400-page book, you do that too (minus citations, probably), but not until you’ve done a TON of other edits. First you consider plot arcs, character arcs, world building, emotional impact, tension, pacing, believability, etc. … Continue reading What does my editing process look like?
When is it getting published?
When I tell people I’ve written a book, a common question I get asked is, “When is it getting published?” To which I want to respond, “It’s complicated.” First, you shouldn’t write a book and immediately publish it. It probably isn’t very good. Even if you’ve already written and published twenty books, your first draft … Continue reading When is it getting published?
Fairy Tale Retellings and Pantsing
I’ve been writing for a long time. Since before I could physically write, in fact. My first book was called Bilbo Baggins Meets His Friends. I did the illustrations, and my mom wrote my dictated words. Bilbo and his friends have some crazy hats, for some reason that I no longer understand. Then came my … Continue reading Fairy Tale Retellings and Pantsing
The Snowflake Method
It has been quite some time since my last update. I will say this only once, because otherwise I will likely say it every time I write a blog post. This was one of my hesitations in starting a blog. I know that I am a procrastinator. I know that I am incredibly motivated by … Continue reading The Snowflake Method