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When Your Old Writing Haunts You

What my #NaNoWriMo2016 project looks like on Scrivener. (Not the manuscript in this story) Recently I had the chance to look at a manuscript that had been resting in my hard drive for months, since I hadn’t been able to revise it while I was working on other things at the same time. At first I thought it would be…

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about me, busy-ness, procrastination

Time Management For Slackers

Source: pexels.com One of the things I’ve been working on since the year started is using a planner to keep track of my days. I’ll admit, during the first few days of the semester I was excited to use my planner to note every appointment down–and I did, to the point when I had booked myself for two weeks in advance.…

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about me, books, busy-ness, this is how I write, writing

Beyond The Stars

First things first: Yes, I was at the #BitterxSweet event at Ayala Museum, where I sold Crushingly Close and Save the Cake (and signed both books for fans) as well as stuck around for the live readings. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures from that event, for various reasons. There are, however, pictures of me comforting my fellow #romanceclass authors while…

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So I Finished A Manuscript (#romanceclass2017 Edition)

After several days of struggling with time management, snit fits, and numerous distractions, I finally finished my first manuscript for 2017. If you do the math, that means I’ve finished three manuscripts in the span of six months (with this on-and-off one being the first and NaNoWriMo for the second), so I must have had a lot of time and…

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: Week 1 Progress

(Screengrab: my original Scrivener file for Nine Years Away. Click to enlarge!)  And we’re off!  It’s been only five days, but I’ve been seeing some progress. Right now my word count is at 14,977 words, with an average of 2.496 words daily according to the NaNoWriMo site–a little over the 2,000 words per day that I’ve allotted for myself this…

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: Building Characters

One of the weaknesses that I’ve noticed in my writing comes from characterization: judging from the reviews that I’ve gotten for my books, it seems as if my characters don’t seem to fall in line with the other beats of the story. I understand where this is coming from–in a way, it’s a leftover from my days as a pantser–but…

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