Musings

Writing Contests

A fun way to be motivated as a writer is to enter contests. In the past I've entered what are called 'first chapter contests', where you submit only your first chapter and are judged based primarily on if someone would keep reading--it's a great way to get feedback and tips for improving. But I've never… Continue reading Writing Contests

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Revisions

Whew! I just finished five grueling weeks of rewrites and revisions. I practically rewrote my story, adding new chapters and throwing out old, changing character backstory and motivation, and adding some funner elements that were missing before (featured in these photos, although I'm not sure they'll all make it into the final book). I'm so… Continue reading Revisions