50,000 words of leftover casserole

^^This is why I only wrote one blog post in November.^^ NaNoWriMo was hard this year. There were a few days, lumped together, that I didn’t write anything. Playing catch-up really killed the creative juices. During the last two days of the month, I had to write 10,000 words to reach my goal. To me,…

The Eyes are the window to our… P.O.V.

(drawings are mine) (photo found on editing-writing.com) P.O.V. when writing, stands for Point Of View. Many years ago when I joined my first critique group, I was lucky and grateful that the amazing Janette Rallison happened to be in my local chapter. She has written over twenty fabulous and award winning novels. Teaching point of…

Info Dumping

Last month while I was at a critique group, before I began to read my chapter out loud, I asked for them to look for Info Dumps. When I was finished I asked if anyone noticed any. Each person shook their head and said no. Phew, my little plan worked. I had actually inserted a ton…

Whip It Into Shape

It only took me around eight months to write my novel Broken Smiles. It took me three years to edit the same novel. Yes it was my first book that I finished to the end, and part of that was the submission process, but towards the end, before I signed the contract, I was ready…

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Thank you Jodi Milner over at http://myliteraryquest.wordpress.com for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. Jodi writes epic fantasy and is a very talented writer. She is my Vice President in Anwa Storytellers. She keeps me in line and helps me, as the President, to remember upcoming dates, introduce new members, and nudges me…