Tag: writing

February Accountability Roundup, or: Bring it, March!

February, oh, February, where did you go? While I definitely got quite a bit of editing in, overall I only added about 10,000 words to this draft. This is what happens when all the conferences and writing events happen in a month. On a happier note, I also had some major break-throughs, which should make ...

Let’s talk about accountability! #WeeklyWritingGoals

Okay, I am probably not the only one slightly thrown by the end of 2016 and the start of the new year. Still, apologies for the impromptu blogging hiatus as I had to prioritize writing for a bit. Be that as it may, January 2017 if already half over and many a lofty new year's ...

Accountability Roundup: What I Wrote and Read in August

So, August. The end of summer. The beginning of a new school year and a new semester of my master's degree. And yet, I set out with the ambitious goal of writing 25,000 words this month to bring my current draft of Mental Note to 40,000 words. Here are my stats: Writing: Goal: 800 words a day ...

“Why I Write”, an Origin Story

Chuck Wendig posted a flash fiction challenge here, asking writers to blog about why they write. Here's my "Why I Write" Origin Story. Appropriately, my origin story begins with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a.k.a. my first True Nerd Love. Along with a seriously impressive Buffy poster collection and some pretty bad late-90s fashion choices, my ...