Earlier this week, my poem “How to Pack for Iceland” was published at Amethyst Review! This is the same online journal that featured another of my poems, “Gifts,” last month. And as the title implies, “How to Pack for Iceland” was inspired by my trip to the Iceland Writers Retreat in 2017.
Identifying Your Target Audience and Age Range – A Daunting Task
Chapters Completed: 11
Chapters In Progress: 9
Chapters Left to Start: 14
“Chronicling The Craft” is an article series where I share my experience with writing my current work-in-progress (WIP), which is a fantasy novel. Every 5,000 words, I let readers know what I’ve accomplished since the previous article and share advice, discoveries, techniques, etc. Besides the word count in each article title, a “chapter ticker” at the top also tracks my progress as I use the skip-around / “writercopter” method to write the novel. Today’s installment celebrates the book reaching 45,000 words in length.
Wow! Even with taking a weekend off from the WIP recently to attend WANACon, I managed to crank out another 5,000 words in 4 weeks. Considering I have a day job and other commitments, I have to say I surprised myself once again. Then again, this winter has been a good period for writing. I’ve turned into a sort of hibernating bear with all the bitter cold and frequent snowstorms we’ve had here. Hibernating yet productive and happy. Can’t complain about that! Continue reading