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Working through WIPs

Working through WIPs

I’ve been sweeping dust off stymied WIPs in various stages of revision, trying to start 2017 with a bit of a clean plate. This is going… let us say medium-well. One of the great things is finding stories you love but, for whatever reason, have put aside. For me, a favourite is this sci-fi with a cranky and foul-mouthed protagonist and corporate overlords – and kissing. Of course. So here’s a snippet – with hopefully more to come before long!…

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Writing smarter (maybe)

Writing smarter (maybe)

After my last post, I was thwacked in the side of the head with a marriage of convenience shifter idea, which brought my active WIPs to… Too many. Just. Wow. So I did as many have before and made a spreadsheet. There are many tools out there for helping to approach writing more constructively – and effectively. I’ve a lot of time for Rachel Aaron’s 2K to 10K and LA Witt’s Writing Faster FTW, though I’m the first to admit…

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New projects for fall

New projects for fall

So I lost summer to moving, which means I’m behind where I’d hoped to be on WIPs by now. But! Just finished the first draft of an m/m shifter novella and that’s currently undergoing rounds of beta-reading and tweaking – I really enjoyed writing it, so I want to make it the best it can be! Now for new projects. I’ve the first draft of an urban fantasy, as well as two novels I’m heavily revising, and there’s a submission…

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Learning your brain

Learning your brain

Recently, in my day job, I went on a time management course. This was mostly because, hey, who doesn’t love a day out the office? Plus, free lunch! And one of the things we¬†learned¬†was finding our ‘styles’ of time management; I was not even vaguely surprised, once I found out such a thing existed, to learn I’m a hopper. What does this mean for writing? Consider I have, at last count, 19 WIPs and 3 drafts I’m editing, and generally…

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