GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL

With 19 hours to spare, I finished the last of my six short stories for the Clarion Write-a-thon. Woof, what a slog. I had eight donors total. Thank you, all you lovely people! I’ll be drawing a name out of a hat (or, more likely, using an RNG) to pick who will be the lucky ...

I want YOU to be the underwire in my authorbra.

Well, it sounded funny at one in the morning. What could possibly go wrong? But seriously, I would love your support. I’m now 1/3 of the way through my self-imposed Clarion write-a-thon torture and chugging right along. I’ve finally set myself a donor goal, and it’s not for some amount of money – I just ...

It’s that time again!

The Clarion Write-a-Thon is now accepting writer sign-ups! So as you’ve no doubt already guessed, I’ve signed up. Last year I wrote the rough draft for Fire in the Belly¬†and even met that goal a bit early. However, I know I can churn out large walls of text on command, so long as I have ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 34: KO BABY!!!!!

HEY GUESS WHO JUST FINISHED THE ROUGH DRAFT OF HER NOVEL?????? Today’s word count: 7857 (NEW RECORD!)Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 99231Average daily word count: 2918.56 OH YEAH BITCHES I DID IT WOOOOOOOOOO! I haven’t written anything novel-length since Throne of Nightmares in 2007. And I admit, I was scared – maybe I couldn’t do it ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 33

Today’s word count: 3427Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 91374 It’s much harder to write thinky, feeling-ish scenes instead of action-y ones. Particularly when one of the characters is all, I DON’T HAVE FEELINGS, DAMNIT. I think she’s still bitter because I made her murder her first ever boyfriend when she was a teenager. (I totally had ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 32

Today’s word count: 4142Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 87947 Tonight was a bit tougher to write, and I got kind of bogged down between point A and B for this section. It’s definitely something that’ll require some smoothing over when I edit. If I end up keeping it at all, since once again I feel like ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 31

Today’s word count: 6226Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 83805 A new, new daily word count record! I’m pooped. And sadly, I didn’t tick a point off of my outline, because most of this was stuff that happened between my major plot points. Unexpected stuff, which is nice. Editing this bad boy is going to be mighty ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 30

Today’s word count: 5744Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 77579 New daily word count record! This one was really dialog heavy… I feel like some of it’s a bit shaky, but I’m mostly pleased. I just have to firm up a couple of plot decisions in this section, but I think that’ll need to wait until I’ve ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 29

Today’s word count: 1247Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 71835 Had a rough time of it. Can’t seem to sleep since it’s not my bedtime yet, but couldn’t buckle down to write at all this night. Bleh. Anyway, my goal is still to finish this bad boy up this week if at all possible. Hopefully I’ll get ...

Clarion Write-a-thon Day 28

Today’s word count: 2827Cumulative Write-a-thon word count: 70588 Two thirds of the way done and still going strong! Ticked another plot point off on my outline tonight and made headway into another. I’m very pleased. I’m hoping to make a big push this next week and get the entire thing done before I go back ...