Waiting For Perfection

103301385173046409_l1KzX8o9_fFor as long as I can remember, I’ve done this exact thing. It’s probably the number one reason I haven’t been able to finish anything I’ve written thus far. I write kinda-sorta first drafts, and while I’m writing, I show it off to trusted readers. Then I edit earlier scenes and chapters over and over so that they read well, so that they’re as perfect as I can get them at this stage, even though I’m not completely sure of the ending, or even the beginning(sometimes). Continue reading

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What’s Up Wednesday

wuwPLANEBORDER2What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme where we writers can interact with others in this large community (because writing can be a lonely road to travel, if you let it) and share what’s going on with us each week. If you’d like you join us (or are simply curious to read more about other writers) you can find out more about it at either Jaime or Erin’s blogs.

What I’m Reading

Going through a bit of a reading funk. I haven’t been able to find something that really catches my eye yet. If anyone has recommendations, please share~
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Weekend Writing Warriors #2

wewriwa_square_4Weekend Writing Warriors is a writing blog hop where writers share eight sentences from their WIP each week, hosted here. Make sure to stop by their website if you’d like to join us. And check out the other great writers who’re showing their work as well!

 

Excerpt from Vermillion Bird of the South:

*This is a continuation of the one from last week, so if you want to read that one, click here*

 

 

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Let’s Talk About the Heroine

419577839_482b496029_zVictoria Davenport brought up an interesting thing in a tweet a while ago about female protagonist (even wrote about strong female protagonist here. Check it out!) . We both agree that we hate when she starts off strong in her own way, and suddenly, as she meets the love of her life, and begins a relationship with him, things change. She’s no longer that strong woman. She relies on him to do the hard labor, the dirty work, so to speak. And when she’s in trouble, instead of pulling herself out of it like she would normally do (using her particular set of skills) she calls for him or waits for him to save her.

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Weekend Writing Warriors

wewriwa_square_4Weekend Writing Warriors is a writing blog hop where writers share eight sentences from their WIP each week, hosted here. Make sure to stop by their website if you’d like to join us. And check out the other great writers who’re showing their work as well!

 

Excerpt from Vermillion Bird of the South:

*This first story is about Makaya who leaves her ‘home’ after soldiers attack and kill her twin brother. This scene happens before she leaves, at the dining table between Ember, her friend, Mill (her caretaker and the father of Ember) and Zak, Mill’s business partner…

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What’s Up Wednesday

wuwPLANEBORDER2What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme where we writers can interact with others in this large community (because writing can be a lonely road to travel, if you let it) and share what’s going on with us each week. If you’d like you join us (or are simply curious to read more about other writers) you can find out more about it at either Jaime or Erin’s blogs.

What I’m Reading

I’m working my way through the first of the Shadow Falls series, Born at Midnight. What pulled me to pick up this particular story? It has supernatural teenagers, and I want to see if C. C. Hunter is going to play with my expectations of this. It’s good so far, but I’m only a few chapters in. Maybe once I’m done with it, I’ll give it a bit of a review and tell you guys all about it. Continue reading