Sometimes You Just Need a Self-Intervention

Sometimes You Just Need a Self-Intervention

Sometimes You Just Need a Self-Intervention Dear Blog, It's been a while since I last wrote. The truth is, I didn't do any writing. Not because I didn't want to, I did, but because we were busy ripping our kitchen apart and figuring out details for cabinets, countertops, and the usual things that come with remodeling the kitchen of an old 1949 house. We've finally come to a little lull as we wait on an electrician to give us a quote (what's with no one calling you back these days?). While my husband was in annual training over the weekend, I had some time to myself. But I didn't do any writing (well, a few words here and there, I don't want to lie). I feel like I'm stuck. This past month has been frustrating. I've hardly written a thing. My current project has not been flowing through my fingers like the last one did during my 14-day plan. It's been a complete...
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Minor Setbacks, Frustrations, Oh No!

Minor Setbacks, Frustrations, Oh No!

Minor Setbacks, Frustrations, Oh No! Dear Blog, You're probably wondering how my plan is going, but it's too early to tell. Actually, I don't want to talk about it. The good news is, I haven't experienced the new-shiny-object syndrome. So, that's a plus. On the other hand, my word count is taking a hit. I'd say I don't know what's wrong with me, but it's a classic case. No, not writer's block. That's just an excuse to justify laziness. It's... not feeling the story. I'm not connecting with it the way I need to. I'm not focusing. I'm also not feeling energized, so I'm letting that get in the way of my work. It's been a while since I ate a salad or had much for vegetables and I think that's really the root of the problem. It's easier and quicker to go for the meals you simply heat up on the stove and then eat. The colder outside temperatures also don't get me excited about eating cold salads. So,...
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Creativity Challenges and Plot Structure Limitations

Creativity Challenges and Plot Structure Limitations

Creativity Challenges and Plot Structure Limitations Dear Blog, Last Thursday, I was in a pickle. And as of today, the following Monday, I still am. This plan has not been going as, um, planned. I feel like I'm pulling teeth with this story. I finally reached the first major plot point the other day and am happy with the results. I think the major problem was that I had my basic outline already, but up until last night, I hadn't fleshed out anything else. I was also struggling with the fact that the plot structure spread out the few big events throughout the whole book. Well, I switched it up. See, with this story, we go back to training at Faction 73. Back to where Gabe and Emerson started training in Blackout (Book #3 in The Hexon Code series - keep in mind I'm now writing Book #6). I want my readers to be able to connect with Tessa, but I also don't want to bore them...
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