130 Ways to say WALKED and 12 ways to say LOOK

Can you guess what I’m doing today? Getting rid of crutch words in the MS. The LOOK family. Peer, peek, inspected, viewed, checked, glimpse, glance, surveyed, read, stared, glared, Eyeing, watch* The WALK family/STEP Stepped = walk, moved to, sauntered, sashayed, ambled, lumbered, limped, strutted, stride, sprinted, raced, ran, jumped, leaped, thrust, pushed, trudged, pranced, dance,Continue reading “130 Ways to say WALKED and 12 ways to say LOOK”

80,400 words and 8 weeks later, TERMINAL SEQUENCE is complete!

On November 22, 2019, at about 9am, I started work on Terminal Sequence. Today, just over 8 weeks later, it is COMPLETE! Terminal Sequence is complete but not finalized. I have to add a few lines here and there, proofread it, check it for crutch words, and send it to betas, but this is theContinue reading “80,400 words and 8 weeks later, TERMINAL SEQUENCE is complete!”

Terminal = 75,301 (so far, and this weekend it’ll get completed at about 80k)

That’s right. That’s RIGHT. I told you yesterday, I have the next two chapters halfway written, and the final chapter is all outlined. I expect the final three chapters of TERMINAL SEQUENCE to each come in anywhere between 1000-3000 words; say 1500 on average. That’s 4500 words to the finish line, half of which haveContinue reading “Terminal = 75,301 (so far, and this weekend it’ll get completed at about 80k)”

The Most Inspirational Writing Tips Of All Time

Here’s a list of my favorites and what they mean to me, not in any particular order. These have mattered to me. (The image comes first, then my take on it.) At some point you have to stop polishing and publish. At some point, it doesn’t get better it just gets different.   I useContinue reading “The Most Inspirational Writing Tips Of All Time”

BOOK UPDATE: Oh my gosh, I just wrote the part where…

Well, I can’t tell you. It would ruin the story for you. But I just wrote a really really really really REALLY important scene. (actually I wrote it yesterday and I tweaked it today) combining a crucial element I knew I needed to put in, and I decided to put it right there. Now that’sContinue reading “BOOK UPDATE: Oh my gosh, I just wrote the part where…”