4 Reasons I’m Quitting Writing My Novel

I’ve decided I'm quitting writing my novel, Project BAN. It almost feels like I’m letting go of a long-term friendship/relationship. I’ve shared my reasoning below to possibly help other writers who may be struggling to let go of writing projects that aren’t serving them anymore. 1. The Premise is 10+ Years Old     The idea for Project BAN stems from a fanfiction I wrote when I was...

September Writing Goals | 2020

I can't believe it's almost September y'all! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe as we transition into fall. In today's post, I want to revisit my goals for August as well as introduce y’all to my September writing goals. Rereading and Outlining Project BAN Rereading Project BAN was a humbling experience. I know that having a crappy first draft is a part of the writing process, but...

Save the Cat Writes a Novel | Book Review

Throughout the online #writingcommunity and AuthorTube, a book I constantly see getting praised is Jessica Brody’s Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Its ominous, yet intriguing subtitle is: “The Last Book on Novel-Writing You’ll Ever Need.” A book that talks that much smack out the gate is a book I gotta get my hands on. I had many questions, including: Why does the title of this book "Save...

First Draft Problems | Everything Wrong With My First Draft

In late July, after I finished my Camp NaNo project Project Dewey, I began to edit Project BAN. The first step of my editing process was rereading the entire novel and making notes on it. I finished the reread in about twelve days and made a scene by scene synopsis of my first draft. As expected, there are a lot of first draft problems I will need to work through. A LOT.  1. The Main...

My August Writing Goals | 2020

My August writing goals center around the resurgence of Project BAN, a novel I began working on during NaNoWriMo 2017. I rediscovered it last May and wrote the majority of Project BAN’s first draft from mid-May to mid-June. After finishing Project BAN’s first draft, I decided I would wait until August-ish to start crafting a second draft. Since August is just around the corner, let's chat...