Tossing Thoughts into the Void


A blog that sometimes encapsulates the fears, trials, and triumphs of writing. And occasionally, project updates.

Food: Bracing for Impact

Food: Bracing for Impact

Lunch comes around, and it's way too hot to go out.  I mean, skin-meltingly hot.  Okay, maybe not for other parts of the world, but for San Diego, it's hot.  I both love and hate food.  I've never been a particularly robust eater (I am very picky), but in the last...

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A Snail’s Pace

A Snail’s Pace

What a crazy month!  And it's almost over, somehow.  My birthday is zooming closer and closer, and that means the end of the month looms.  And then "my month" is over.  Which always saddens me, because I LOOOOVE my month. In the midst of work busyness, we might be...

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All Roads Lead Nowhere

All Roads Lead Nowhere

My roads are always under construction.  But not the good kind.  Not the kind that gets better each time you drive through them, no.  I feel like I'm the 30-year construction project that only ever seems to get worse, causing traffic backups and delays.  The kind...

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Life Lessons

Summer is nearly upon me.  June is my month!  Not only does it hold my wedding anniversary (15 years this year!!) but it also has my birthday!  I love my birthday.  I've never been worried about the years building behind me because I've never bought into age being a...

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The First Summit

After two years in the making, I have finally written the final word on this Manuscript.  The Fucking End.  Only it's not, right?  This is the first mountain, and it might feel like the largest peak to scale, but even that's not true.  Now it's time for the first...

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The Origin

Tonight, I fully intended to settle down and write some more meat to this story that is hammering to get out.  Instead, after a long day, I lazed about the living room and watched science shows on television. I had, after all, just pumped out 50,000 words over the...

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Inspiring Inspired Inspiration

What's been happening? It's been a few months since my last update.  Let's see, a lot has happened in even the near three-month gap.  In September, I adopted my two little muses: Summer and Winter.  They've been such a joy and have kept me pretty busy.  Plus, I was...

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Reuse, Recycle, Rebuild

It's been a long time since I last updated.  A lot has happened since then! In the crazy midst of an incredibly hectic work time, I've finally found my stride.  Not only do I feel it is the right decision to re-write the story, I believe that it will be that much...

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One draft, two drafts, three

The hardest part of writing is to not second guess yourself, I suppose.  I had completed the entirety of the manuscript and handed it off to a beta reader, though I suppose she ended up being more of an alpha reader.  I was really excited and the feedback I received...

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100% of 50k: Excerpt #4

Camp Nano Progress I have reached my Camp Nanowrimo goal of writing 50,000 words.  This is not the end of my story, however, but it is a valued, achievable goal.  I won at the game of writing, and I will continue winning.  This is the last excerpt for a while as the...

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All Fired Up @ 75%: Excerpt #3

Camp Nano Progress All excerpts are lifted straight from the uncut, unpolished, unedited Nano project. This Week's Excerpt: Cam's POV “Cam?  You okay?”  It’s my sister’s voice and the pound of her hand against the old wooden door that rattles it in it’s old frame....

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Halfway Point: Excerpt #2

Camp Nano Progress This Week's Excerpt: Ember's POV “Ember,” Catie turns to me with a tablet in hand, the clear glass lit up with the image results of the scan, “We have a problem.” “Hmmm?” I’m marginally interested because my own reports are coming through, and some...

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