Sunday, April 27, 2014

OMG free stuff!

So I'm back to blogging... and to celebrate.. I'm giving stuff away! Yay!

I just finished reading the last installment in the Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor and since it's one of my favorite series, I think everyone should read it and I want to help you! So, I'm giving away your choice of the first book Daughter of Smoke and Bone in either paperback or ebook, or if you already have it, you can choose the ebook of either Days of Blood and Starlight or Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

And that's not all folks! My friend Angela's book The Forgotten Fairytales is out and I want to help you read it, too. Cause it's AMAZING! Think Mean Girls fairytale style :) The winner of the giveaway gets the Forgotten Fairytales ebook as well!

You read right! Two free books! Free! Who doesn't like FREE STUFF?!?!

Okay, enter already! :P

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Friday, April 25, 2014

To plot or not to plot...

It always happens. I come up with a new story idea about that I'm dying to write. The first 3k words or so flow so smoothly, I'm sure I'll finish my first draft in no time...

Then it slows down a little...

A little more...

Until I spend more time staring at the blank page than writing.

I've finally accepted that I am not a panster. I admire the people who can follow the unknown world of their story and push past the uncertainty.

I, however, am not one of those people.

Usually at this point, I buckle down and write an outline. Not a ridiculously detailed outline. More like a sentence or two about each scene. And then I can start writing again. The outline changes as I write, but it gives me the direction I need to keep my fingers typing. I guess this makes me a plotter, but more a half foot in, half foot in the sky type.

What about you? Where do you fall on the plotter vs. panster spectrum?