Writing

My Strategies and Strengths

Strategies:

For WBAB I didn’t do any planning for any of the books. I ended up with lots of lovely scenes but no real plot.

So for Edifice, I took a different approach and outlined first. My word count is way lower with this method because I only put in the essentials. But it’s been much easier to go back and add in than to change the whole core of the story like WBAB. So I’ll probably stick to doing a primary outline and adding in after the first draft.

Strengths:

I don’t know. I think I’m good with emotional descriptions. My character isn’t just happy to see someone, her heart blooms at the sight of his desperately missed face. Strengths are tough though. Not a lot of people have read my work so it’s hard to judge.

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About My Works

If you’ve been following me you know, I have two WIPs. But I’ve Already posted intros and summaries for those. If you’re interested go check them all out! But today I’m going to focus on some fun facts about just one of my WIPs.

Wedding Bells and Blood

This book didn’t have a title for two and a half years! I called it by the main character’s name, Amara.

I actually wrote books two and three in the series first. Then I thought the background should be its own book. That may be why this book has been so hard for me to figure out. I was trying to write a story that had to have elements from the already written sequels. Only recently have I discovered that I just need to write the story, let it be its own thing, and if I need to change the later books around it, so be it!

I had the idea for this book brewing in my head since high school, which for me was a very long time ago!

The villain in WBAB started out being based on a high school crush of mine and was not a villain at all in the early stages. As I and my characters developed, his physical traits changed and somehow he morphed into the villain. How do these things happen?! Writing! Ha!

That’s all the fun facts I can think of for this book! I hope you can enjoy them!

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Tumblr posts

I’ve been doing a fun event on tumblr that I’m going to share on here too. It’s just about me and about my books in progress. So here’s the first one!

Me. Huh. I write. I also sew and dabble in drawing sometimes.

I’m a stay at home mom with two beautiful daughters.

I have a genetic defect called Fragile X, which threw me into early menopause when I was thirty. That was hard. I’m over it most of the time now, two years later. Other than that there’s nothing too unique about me, I’m pretty ordinary.

I’m normally a pretty private person. But I’m trying to branch out.

One random fact about me is that I’m horrible at winking! I can only wink my right eye and I have to move my whole face up to do it so it ends up looking silly!

I’ve loved writing my whole life, whether through journals or stories. I have two WIPs I’m currently working on and posting about.

Guess that’s it!