Wrapping Up Sisters of String and Glass and Introducing No Tomorrow

It was definitely a long time coming, but Sisters of String and Glass finally concluded last week. Thank you so much to everyone who read part of all of that clunky first draft; it really means so much to me! Anyways, yes, Camille and Abigail's story is concluded for now, though Camille's later adventures while … Continue reading Wrapping Up Sisters of String and Glass and Introducing No Tomorrow

Sisters of String and Glass and Beyond

I'm finished. I finally finished the first draft of Sisters of String and Glass last Thursday, and it only took a little over a year and a little over 109,000 words. Right now, I'm trying to not think of all the things I left unexplained and the issues I need to go back and rework … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass and Beyond

Writing Files: Sisters of String and Glass Has Let Me Plot It Out?

writing files sisters of string and glass has let me plot it out

This story and I have been duking it out for months now, but I'm starting to feel like I finally have the upper hand? If you've been reading along, and even reading some of the notes I make at the beginning of some of the parts, you might be aware of how off outline it … Continue reading Writing Files: Sisters of String and Glass Has Let Me Plot It Out?

Writing Files: None of My Serious Stories Have a Real Title

writing files none of my serious stories have a real title

This year, I'm hunkering down and getting back into my writing. After spending a few years doing more reading than writing, I'm ready to switch that. The people in my head are not as patient as I am. Well, maybe a few, but they have loud, impatient friends who are getting really annoyed with me. … Continue reading Writing Files: None of My Serious Stories Have a Real Title

Editorial Notes: How to Swallow These Tough Pills by Lucia

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome Lucia from Lucia's Fiction, where she shares her writing journey, including how she signed with a literary agent, and offers incredible advice and tips for writers and authors. Check her out at Lucia's Fiction and, if you're working on querying agents, she's offering to critique it (more details … Continue reading Editorial Notes: How to Swallow These Tough Pills by Lucia

On Writing First Drafts: What Queen of the Garden of Girls Has Taught Me

On Writing First Drafts: What Queen of the Garden of Girls Has Taught Me - while writing my WIP and reading self-published books, I've learned a few things about what first drafts are

There was a time, back in my early twenties, when I thought my first drafts were pretty darn good. I thought a bit of proofreading and some light editing was good enough. I did not see them as first drafts, which meant I didn't see them for the horrendous train wrecks they actually were. As … Continue reading On Writing First Drafts: What Queen of the Garden of Girls Has Taught Me