writing: writing, craft, and motivational reads

I’m writing with a mission in mind: to polish one draft to a submission-ready state. I have two other drafts that are in early stages, and two stories that demand to be written, but I can’t do it all and I need to focus. Sometimes, I get bogged down in the details and forget to look beyond the manuscript to the craft of it. Every hour I spend writing is an hour I spend finding ways to improve and that’s something worth noting.
Right now, I’m building steam, but I know I can burn out fast. To keep myself going, I’ve lined up three books to read.

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I’ve read these authors before and I like their method of instruction. Sometimes I just need a push to keep going.

Are you working on a manuscript? How do you find the motivation to keep writing?

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Adventures in editing, pt. 2

I took the challenge and recorded my first vlog! Wherein I ponder the great editing task that is Anúna, my thought talking about writing, and more! Also, a shout out to the fab writers over at TheGreatNovelingAdventure.com because they are awesome.

After several attempts, I finally settled on Vimeo for my video sharing. This is the downside of cancelling my account with my old webserver–I used to blog less, so it seemed a waste of money to spend so much on a server, and I like the social aspects of WP.com, but the video sharing part leaves much to be desired. Oh well, it’s a solution for the moment.

About the project

Anúna is an adult, urban fantasy novel about rival Faerie Queens, fierce warriors, magic, mayhem, and the occasional latté. It is still in the writing stage.

Anúna: 1st Draft – in the editing/revision stage

Currently editing and reworking the first 5 chapters.