Defining the Zero Draft

I'm obsessed with writers and their routines. When do they write? What time of the day they are most productive? Where do they write - home office or coffee shops? Coffee or tea? What flavor tea? Personally, I prefer green or jasmine tea. What tools do they use? Scrivener, Google Docs, Word or do they... Continue Reading →

Closing Out the Decade

I still can't believe it's the end of 2019. Reflecting on the ups and downs of the last ten years, I'm proud of what I was able to achieve, even if I neglected to see the wins at the time. Here's the quick and dirty version of my decade: 2010 Started and abandoned a blog,... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Patience

I was riding the train home from work one evening when I felt an overwhelming urge to send out a few queries after receiving a requests in the October 2019 round of #DVPit. You see, this was not the first time I've entered this particular pitching contest, but my manuscript was nowhere near query shape... Continue Reading →

Writing Round-Up October 2019

October was relatively busy. I wish I could say that I plowed through the rest of my revisions but sadly that didn't happen. I'm almost there but in the interest of full transparency I still want to do another read through before sending out to beta readers. Call for Beta Readers Speaking of beta readers,... Continue Reading →

Writing Round-Up July 2019

So here's what happened in July. At the last minute I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo with a target to revise my middle grade novel. I didn't achieve the goal of revising the entire novel but I did make significant headway. I started out with 64,813 words, 35 chapters and 319 pages. I ended... Continue Reading →

July Camp NaNoWriMo – Week One Recap

If you're a writer, you must have heard about NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, where the goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Camp NaNo is a variation of this madness, taking place in April and July of each year. However, Camp NaNo is less rigid in that... Continue Reading →

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