Weekly Post? The “I’m too attached to my characters” edition.

Hello readers,

I just got through editing for the past three hours. The first hour was rough, kept losing focus and then suddenly I was in the groove and it’s 6 pm and I’m hungry and can’t remember if I’m me or my character.

Okay, now that’s a bit of an exaggeration. (But only a bit.) I love Out of Light, but I’m fast approaching one of the chapters I always have trouble editing. I had a chapter or two similar to this in Out of Darkness and I would end up procrastinating for a week to avoid the character’s death. I’m not sure, but I might be a little too attached to my characters.

Edits are coming along nicely, though. Pushing 50k words of the rewrite. I’ve killed about 4k words, I’m aiming to drop Out of Light from 125k to about 100k which given my tendency to ramble (who me?) that’s probably easily done.

Okay, I started this post with a clear ending in mind, it had a point and everything, but I seem to have lost it so I’ll just end here!




PS: Thanks for reading.


Words and Whatnot

Hi there readers 🙂

Throwing a bit of an update your way. Since I’ve decided to write more things than just War of the Sisters, I tweaked the header/name of this site. Now it’s called Words and Whatnot, because I’m super creative with titles. The URL is staying the same because I haven’t changed my name.

Out of Darkness: 49 sales 😮 (I thought I had 52 the other day, but I’d accidentally counted some twice :o. Oops. )

Out of Light: 32k words into the rewrite. Man, I sure missed these characters, it’s nice to ‘see’ them again. I can already see a lot of nonsense I’m going  to cut next draft. I should cut them now, but I’m not quite ready to kill my darlings.

Other Projects: Well, I have three things on back burner that are all started and in various stages of outlines. (From 1k words to about 30k)  Plus another outline for a book in War of the Sisters’ world. But they’re all still cooking so that’s as good an update as y’all get!

Non-Writing: I’m rereading Way of Kings. I like Sanderson. I’m pretty sure I have like three other books I’m supposed to be reading, but I got distracted. (Not surprising.)

Okay, bye! ❤



I Really Need to Think of Better Titles.

Of these posts I mean. I feel like I can only title so many things “Hello” or “Update” before it gets confusing.

But hello readers 🙂

Today it looks like Amazon put my paperback on sale so today would be a good day to buy a copy or three!  😛 Of course if ebooks are more your thing this is not on sale but it’s still there!

Work (more work?) has started on Out of Light (book 2) I’ve rewritten the first two chapters, (about 3k words) and possibly made a whole lot more work for myself because of an idea I had. But we’ll see how that goes.

Until next time!

This is an Update.

Who stayed up past her bedtime but finished her third draft?

If you guessed anyone but me, then you are just silly. That’s the whole update. It needs another pass, but hopefully not as intense as the past three. Thanks for reading, have a good night!

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day 8

Woo. Finished early today to make up for the late finish yesterday!

Day 8 words: 1886

Total words: 27094

I don’t know if anyone likes charts like I do (hint: I love them.) But I saw this on /r/campnanowrimo and wanted to share the link. I think it’s pretty nifty because, well, like I said, I love charts.

I thought about writing extra since I finished early but I’m ahead so I’m just gonna go play Zelda for the rest of the day! Y’all have fun, and I hope you’re all doing well on your goals this month.

If you’re not, that’s okay too! You still have loads of time to catch up. If you don’t wanna do 50k, just do 1k a day. That’s a solid 30k. Or 500 a day. Just get to writing! (or editing, or whatnot.)