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Write Club

One of my favorite writing quotes is, “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles” (Shannon Hale). That’s how I feel this week, especially after spending all of Saturday doing writing sprints and accidentally finishing my steampunk novella. I’m sure there will be lots of places to go back and add things. I know there’s going to be a lot of editing.

But.

I finished it!

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Inside Jokes

I always thought that inside jokes had to be things you said to each other (like, “ya coded” in the fourth season of Grey’s Anatomy). But the more I hang out with write club, I keep discovering that inside jokes are little things that makes us laugh without words: blue hair, deer, an entire sentence of words that only begin with F, cat brothels, and a whole lot of other things that make no sense out of context. Continue reading

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I Love You

I love writing days, and writing days with friends (even unproductive writing days) are life. Continue reading

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Angel on My Shoulder

I made the horrific discovery yesterday that I have nothing left to reread/edit of my manuscript. After joining a writing group, I made some substantial changes earlier in the draft (cut down world building, expanded character development, followed up some plot holes, etc.) that mean I had to scrap the entire ending of my book. Actually, this wasn’t even supposed to be the ending of the book. This was supposed to be the midpoint climax, but after the changes mentioned, my “book” has become a duology. Some BookTuber was talking about how few good duologies there are out there, so hey. (There’s another girl in my writing group who had the same thing happen to her, and her story, since I can’t say this about mine, is definitely going to be a good duology.) Continue reading

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