Why You Need Patience While Editing Your Manuscript

After the thrill of National Novel Writing Month, you’re either exhausted and never want to write again, or you likely want to dive right into editing. I wanted to jump right in. However, I took the advice to wait at least one month to start editing. Ideally, you’ll wait for no longer than six months…… Continue reading Why You Need Patience While Editing Your Manuscript

The Process of Creating the First Draft of a Novel

How do you start a first draft? How do you finish it? There are many different approaches, but generally these approaches are all lumped into three options: Pantsing, plantsing, and planning. Pantsing is essentially going in without a clear plan. You just start writing and see what comes out. Planning means you have a bit…… Continue reading The Process of Creating the First Draft of a Novel

The Importance of Creativity When Developing Your Craft

I suppose I should start with an introduction. This blog serves the purpose of documenting the publication of my first full-length novel and exploring the creativity and craft of writing. My purpose is to connect with people who share this writing life and those who might aspire to it. My emphasis is more about living…… Continue reading The Importance of Creativity When Developing Your Craft