I completed the second draft of Tales of the Republic on Sunday—a full week past the crazy insane Jan 15 deadline I set. So it took longer than expected, but I got it done. And I would have blogged about it sooner, but writing and freelance work and life (and trying not to mold my ass too firmly […]
Bogged Down with Perspective
It’s Jan. 17th, so time to fess up. I’m at 87% complete on Tales of the Republic, which means I missed the Jan.15 deadline I set for myself. It’s two days past now and I still have about 11k words left to finish the book. Now, considering where I was a month ago, and how impossible that deadline […]
2015 Writing Goals
Realistic expectations for my writing goals this year based on what I learned in 2014 about my own writing process and self-publishing in general.
Word Count Data for the Rough Draft of My First Novel
I finished the rough draft of my first novel recently, and I thought it would be educational to both myself and other writers if I shared the data I gathered during the process, and what I learned along the way. 1,000 words a day The one thing that helped me get started—and helped me follow […]
Three Style Guides for Writers
The English language is confusing and full of nuances—that’s why we have style guides. They help us keep our tools and our rules straight. I recommend three (with downloadable PDFs!).
The Oxford Comma Makes a Funny
To be honest, I didn’t know “Oxford Comma” was a phrase people used to refer to a serial comma until this past summer when I heard it in this Vampire Weekend song.