A Writing Journey

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Long Time

Long time no write – and in more ways than one!

So where did we leave off? Well, I was prepping for NaNoWriMo. Let me tell you, I failed miserably. I had everything scheduled and a decent idea of what I was going to be writing and then I just didn’t. I don’t feel bad about it. I’m not a winter writer – my creative faculties are suppressed by the cold and dark. If you ever experience depression or SAD you know what I mean.

But I’m returning to creativity! For Valentine’s day my boyfriend got me a bunch of art supplies – which of course I have been using in making maps (what else, really?). And that sparks my creativity. I’ve got a few ideas for new stories, and of course all of my old ones (which I should really go through one of these days).

Yesterday I got my first rejection letter! It didn’t sting as much as I thought it would – but that’s probably because I didn’t dwell on it too much – I had other things to do/think about. Another reason is probably the lack of writing lately – I can’t feel too bad about something I’m not actively pursuing.

Of course, that’s about to change! I’m getting back to the ol’ writing game, even if it’s slow and painful (which it probably will be). And I put the letter up on my wall to remind me that I can do better – which I will!

My first step is to finish writing book three of the Salvation trilogy (and finish typing book 2). I guess I better go dig them up out of storage!

In the meantime, I’ll share some of my maps that I’ve done lately. I’m also thinking about doing a sort of mini-series to help me get back into writing – nothing very intense or long, but a few paragraphs here every couple days or so. I bring it up only because I’m thinking of putting it directly here, on Adventures in Writing. Which kind of needs a new title. Hmm. Things to think about.

I’ve been awake for nearly 24 hours – forgive my rambling!

Write on, my friends!



Friday June 5 was the day I took my packet to the post office. Monday, June 8 was the day my submission was delivered to Tor/Forge in New York.

Anyway. That’s all on this end right now. Been in another bit of a slump with getting through book 2 – thanks, job – but hopefully I’ll be able to give myself a kick in the rear here soon and get back to it!

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