Alright folks, it’s the end of the month,time to check on my handy dandy Monthly Book Draft Challenge graph! I know the graphs are a bit tedious one right after another, but I feel it’s important not to lose track of my progress and the journey I’ve made so far this year. I promise, soon enough I’ll get into some real discussions and discourse. But for now, let’s look at April! Fairytale: 3k Gingerbread: 10k Ocean’s Daughter: -2k Total: 13k Hmmm. Overall, an additional 13k new words. It’s still not as great as the 16k I managed my first month in February, but it’s stillRead More →

It’s the end of the month, and time to check in on my Monthly Book Draft Challenge! As usual, I am comparing my progress of words from this month to last month’s word count. I find I’m really enjoying this process, since it gives me a nice visual way to reflect on my writing habits, process and goals. (Plus who doesn’t like pretty graphs?) Fairytale: 8k Gingerbread: 4k Ocean’s Daughter: 0 Total: 12k Interesting! Wow, to be perfectly honest, I had no idea I had written that much this month! Sure, I know 12k isn’t super amazing, and it doesn’t quite level up to myRead More →

It’s the end of the month, and keeping up with the spirit of my 2017 goal, it’s time to check in on my Monthly Book Draft Challenge! Let’s see what February looks like! So, how was my improvement? Fairytale: 15k Gingerbread: 0 Ocean’s Daughter: 1k Total: 16k Alright! Approximately 16,000 new words for the month of February! That’s not bad at all! As you can see, most of my new words went into Fairytale. I’ve really been focused on completing that draft first, and admittedly it’s striking me with the most inspiration at the moment. Unfortunately, Gingerbread fell to the wayside a bit, but I have toRead More →

I have decided that 2017 is going to be my year of changes. Positive changes! Changes in MY control! My biggest change? Pursuing my dream of becoming a published author! Like many budding authors, seeing my name in print has been a lifelong dream. I have many novels in various stages of completion (you can read about them more in my Books page!), and this is the year I’m finally going to make them a reality. I know this is going to be a slow process, and I don’t yet have the discipline or time to sit down and pound out a thousand words atRead More →