After months of feeling directionless with submitting Powerful to publishers and agents, I heard that Pitch Wars on Twitter is happening soon. I spent a weekend on a writing retreat with one of my editing/publishing heroes, wrote 300 new drafts of my pitch, and now I'm ready. Just in time for #PitchWars. Seventeen-year-old Crown Princess… Continue reading #PitchWars Boost My Bio
My big goal for Camp NaNo was to write an average of 500 words a day. Well, it was to write 15,000 words during the month, but that averaged out to 500 words a day. So... I didn't quite write 15,000 words this month. But I spent the last week of Camp… Continue reading April Camp NaNo 2018 Summary
I am not a romantic. Romance typically makes me want to rip my hair out and scream, because usually it is so unbelievable. For example, I have a sister who loves watching cheesy Hallmark movies because of the feel-good story lines. I end up questioning everything and tearing the storyline to shreds because I don't… Continue reading Valentine’s Day
Things have been crazy for me over the past week. We relocated back to our own place after the new year, and we're still moving back in. My cousin is in town and I'm trying to spend time with her. Astrid has been especially needy since my sisters left to go back to… Continue reading Editing Update
Normally I laugh at people who make New Years Resolutions because I'm the kind of person who makes changes whenever I realize I need to make a change, not just once a year. Plus, resolutions without dates are just dreams, not actual goals. And because these are things I really want to accomplish,… Continue reading New Years Resolutions
I was tagged by my friend Renée Harvey to play a Christmas game on my blog using characters from my WIP, Powerful to answer holiday questions. Let's go!1. Who starts karaoke with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and who jumps in for the echo? Navadira! And Luzigo jumps in to be the echo because he can't… Continue reading Christmas Party- Writing Tag!
Alright, so I've got a few quick things to go over today, including Halloween, NaNoWriMo, and a checklist of my goals. Here goes nothing- For those who haven't followed my blog in previous years, I LOVE HALLOWEEN. I dress up every year because it is my favorite part. Pretending to be someone else… Continue reading It’s November!
It's done. Yes, you read that right. The second draft of Powerful is finished. I wrote The End for the second time last night around 9:50 pm. Ten whole days ahead of schedule.I did it. I finished the second draft. Ten days ahead of schedule. 90,423 words. #amediting #amwritingfantasy— Hypergraphia (@alliemayauthor) September 20, 2016 … Continue reading It’s Done
So I've been a bit busy this week. I ended up working all week instead of just the two days I normally work, so I lost a lot of my editing time. I also encountered some problems with my edits and ended up combining a couple chapters together, which is way more difficult… Continue reading Tweaking the Schedule
Now that Camp NaNoWriMo is over and I'm back to focusing on Powerful, I realized I needed a set schedule in order to motivate myself to get work done, the way Camp NaNo motivated me to work on A Fairy's Tale. My writing group recently started working on query letters, and I… Continue reading Powerful Goals