Author, Writing

NaNoWriMo 2018 Recap

This is what the graph of a procrastinator looks like. Use this as a cautionary tale and don't do NaNoWriMo like this, kids. Trust me. By the end my wrist hurt and my brain was absolute mush. On the last day of November, I wrote for nearly fourteen hours straight and produced 14,921 words. In… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Recap

Secret Need

Secret Need Playlist on Spotify

I hope everybody's Labor Day Weekend was fun! Looking for a little energy to jumpstart your week? Liz is a bit of a rocker chick who likes to play her music LOUD. So feel free to crank it up and get your Tuesday started right! Check out my Secret Need playlist on Spotify:

Creativity, Writing

Why NaNo?

Ahhh, Autumn! Don't you just love the fall season? The air is crisp, the leaves begin to change, apples and pumpkins abound...and you're reminded that NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. What's that? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? NaNoWriMo (or NaNo, for short) is an acronym that stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's an international event where thousands… Continue reading Why NaNo?

Writing

Taking the “Brutal” Out of Honesty

Brutal honesty. Now, there is a phrase that I’m sure we’re all familiar with. It’s the idea that one has to be ruthless when telling someone the truth as they see it. It’s not a practice that I agree with. In fact, I think it’s detrimental to the way our society communicates as a whole.… Continue reading Taking the “Brutal” Out of Honesty

Author, Writing

I Write, Therefore I Am

I’ve read a couple of articles this past week that got me to thinking about the title “Writer.” One of them is by a newly met friend named Elizabeth Rose who wrote a great post called, “I am a Writer…” She talks about being uncomfortable when being asked to introduce herself and never quite knowing… Continue reading I Write, Therefore I Am

Editing, Writing

Beta Beta Bo-Beta!

Last Friday, I received the final batch of chapters from my editor and spent all weekend working on them. I feel a little bad for my husband, sometimes. Not only do I work throughout the week, but there have been many weekends this past year where I've sequestered myself in the office, as well. Luckily,… Continue reading Beta Beta Bo-Beta!

Author, Friday Follow-Up, Writing

Friday Follow-up

(Well, technically, I skipped a post last week, so this would be two weeks worth of "Friday Follow-ups.") Last week, I worked on editing more chapters as well as tried to write my "about me" blurbs. I came across this very helpful article that suggested I should write a couple of different lengths of "about… Continue reading Friday Follow-up

Creativity

Pinning Inspiration

I took another big step this week towards my book becoming a reality and hired a cover artist! I plan on talking a little more about who I went with in a later post. They said it will take at least two weeks before they'll have anything to show me, so I figure I'll wait… Continue reading Pinning Inspiration

Editing, Writing

Master of the Universe

Over the weekend I was busy making another pass through the second half of my book. I noticed that my editor was marking the same few mistakes consistently and wanted to clean them up before submitting the last half to her. As I was reading through the chapters, I realized I still wasn't satisfied with a… Continue reading Master of the Universe

Author, Books, Writing

Editing Expectations

In this past year, I've made some unlikely observations and learned a few lessons I wasn't expecting to learn. I'll probably save the random observations for another post, but I'd like to share one of the situations I found myself in recently. As I've stated before, I hired an editor for my book. I was… Continue reading Editing Expectations