Editing, Writing

How to Dig Yourself Out of a Hole

In my last post about writing, I talked about how I started the draft of my novel, how I thought I knew what I was doing, and how I found out I was completely wrong. In this post, I’ll talk about how I started fixing the problems I’d created for myself and how I moved forward through the editing process.

Personal, Writing

How Not to Write a Novel

I will admit that when I started working on my first novel, I really had no idea what I was getting into. I’d written plenty of novella length pieces before, generally between 25-30k words, and I naively assumed that my process for writing those would work for writing a longer form piece. Boy, was I wrong.