Showing posts from August, 2013

Creative Energy and Critique Partners

What ways help feed your creative energy?
Over the past months I've focused all my creative energy on revision. It have never focused on revision this much with one project. I'm a pantser writer so I don't know if it makes things harder for me or not. I'm nearing the part of revision where I do a *headdesk* at least once a day. However, I do end the day thinking, "I'm one step closer."

My goal is to query this year. The funny thing is, I thought I was closer to my goal before I sent it out to my critique partners. However, their honesty and awesomeness reminded me I need to take more time and not to rush.
What's so great about not-so-wonderful feedback?
1) You find little bad habits you didn't know about before. Take notes and use this to your advantage next time you write or revise. Work at getting rid of the bugs and the writing will come out shinier than before.
2) They point out the things you might be missing in the content of your writing. Y…

WriteOnCon Character Sketch: Introducing Kin

I attended the online conference WriteOnCon this year for the second time. It was a different experience than last year since I needed my query and story critiqued. I'm so thankful for all the people who took the time to look at my work. There is also so much honor in reading about so many fantastic stories! To think, in a few years, some of these could sit on the shelves!

One of the most unexpected finds was finding LL Tisdel's post for character sketches. All we needed to do was provide description (I shared mine below).
This morning, I finally went to see if mine was posted. Scrolling through the forum, it was so amazing to see so many of these characters alive. Tisdel is such a talented artist and really nailed not just their descriptions, but their personalities.
Then, I found my character. I stared and stared and stared. And the tears came. I kept thinking, "This is her. This is MY Kin!"
So, here I am to introduce the main character of my Japanese inspired fant…