1300 Page Drafts…and other writing things

I remember mentioning somewhere on this blog that I have a monster draft encompassing 1100 pages. Well, update time. The monster is now 1301 pages long. And 100 pages of that were typed up (yes, I admit it, very late at night) in the last few weeks. Send help. I have no idea what I’mContinue reading “1300 Page Drafts…and other writing things”

Blogiversary! July 28, 2020

Light the fireworks and bring in the Hobbit feast! BookmarkedOne has officially reached its one year birthday! I don’t quite know what to do with myself now. It doesn’t really seem like it can have been a year already. But it is–365 days, 88 posts, and here we are. So how am I going toContinue reading “Blogiversary! July 28, 2020”

Writing Update: July 24, 2020

Was up until after two in the morning writing again. Don’t try that at home. But the good news is that I’m beginning to shake off the writing fog that the last rejection seemed to put me under. I successfully redrafted a story from beginning to end before I crashed for the night. It’s aContinue reading “Writing Update: July 24, 2020”

Reading Update: July 19, 2020/ The Harry Potter Project, Continued

I imagine I’m not the only one who has finished reading a book and slammed into a very solid emotional fog, in need of some quiet in a large fluffy chair with a favorite forest green mug full of steaming raspberry tea. Alright, maybe I’m alone with the tea. But around the last four chaptersContinue reading “Reading Update: July 19, 2020/ The Harry Potter Project, Continued”

Rejection Slip

Got another one tonight. They say after a while, you get used to them. It doesn’t bother you that something you spent months writing gets a simple, unexplained “No.” Everyone gets them. Famous writers have giant stacks of them. But they are still nasty, slimy little things. I’m used to them by now. But somehow,Continue reading “Rejection Slip”

Writing Update: July 13, 2020

I kind of hate writing the last draft of a short story. By this point, I’ve gone over everything so many times I know exactly where everything falls, I’ve got a fussy little pile of characters who didn’t make the word count cut, gorgeous analogies that took up too much time and space, and atContinue reading “Writing Update: July 13, 2020”

Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic”

If the world knew about people with magic, they would want them to solve all their problems. And therefore magic only can exist in a beautiful, hidden world. I’ve heard this excuse so many times I can’t even remember which book I first read it in. Did I think it was a good reason then,Continue reading “Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic””

Reading Update: June 26, 2020

It’s reading season. Every summer, when I got off from school, the first thing in order was a trip to the library. I waited every year for the summer reading programs. Not for the prizes or for many of the events, though I won and went to a few. I lived for the challenge. HowContinue reading “Reading Update: June 26, 2020”

A Little Writers of the Future Update

So since last time I did a writing update on Writers of the Future stuff…books and certificates and authors ahoy! I decided to treat myself to the seven-volume package of Writers of the Future anthologies that was on sale a few months ago. They came in a big cardboard box carefully packed all snug togetherContinue reading “A Little Writers of the Future Update”

Reading Update: May 31, 2020

So we’ll start with the confession. I have never ever in my life read Harry Potter. I’ve visited bookshops with their own “closet under the stairs.” I’ve had people categorize me into a “house” without really knowing what it means. I’ve listened to people argue over whether it’s worth all the hubbub or not withoutContinue reading “Reading Update: May 31, 2020”

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