Day 23 of 30 Word Count: 39,144 So. 117 pages (and/or 39,144 words) of writing have come out of my head. In 23 days. I'm kind of super hype, kind of in a daze, and entirely exhausted. I think I'm doing it. I think I'm writing a Real-Life-Novel. And honestly, it is completely fitting that… Continue reading Day 23: I'm a Writer?
Day 10 of 30 Word Count: 24,178 I'm doing it, y'all! In ten days, I have written 13,312 words. 13,312 words. In TEN DAYS. I still have a long way to go, but I must stop and acknowledge this accomplishment. Too often in life, we breeze past our small achievements because we are intensely focused… Continue reading Day 10: Small Steps & Roses
Day 3 of 30 Word Count: 15,113 Whew! In three days, I have written 4,247 words. (When I began, the piece was already a 10,866 word short story, for a total of 15,113 words.) This speed and consistency of writing is exhilarating, terrifying and humbling. What it is not, however, is unexpected. Because like I mentioned… Continue reading Day 3: Guide to Doing Things You Don't Have Time to Do!
So. A crazy thing happened the other day. I sent a sample of my writing to an agent. And she actually responded. And she actually liked it. This is crazy for 2 major reasons: I never share my writing with people I don't know. Well, besides on my blog, but that doesn't count. Right? You cannot… Continue reading 30-Day Novel!
Here is an excerpt from my latest piece of writing, a short story titled: "Summer Blossoms". One of my best memories from our summer in Lansing was the jar of caterpillars. There were fat caterpillars, fuzzy caterpillars, and some that looked like cross-bred bumblebees. My favorite caterpillar was black on both ends, but burnt orange in… Continue reading Snippet: Summer Blossoms