How to Schedule a Death drops in 3 days. It’s the darkest book I’ve ever written. It’s also the first book I’ve ever written for an adult audience. Today I’m opening up all my old writing notebooks, blog posts, documents, and file folders. I’m scouring my notes for anything even remotely related to the project. ... Continue Reading →
Nevertheless, January is coming to an end and it’s time to reflect on what I’ve actually done this month.
As we head into 2023 I felt like it was important to take an inventory of the ideas I have and the stages they’re in.
Today is November 28th. I officially have 3 days left to reach my goal of 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month. I say 3 because I haven’t written today (yet). Am I on track? No. Am I close? Yes. Right this second, I’m at 42117 words. According to the NaNo website’s helpful statistics page,... Continue Reading →
We are 11 days into November. I’ve written words on my work-in-progress for 10 of those days (haven’t logged any yet for today, but it’s only 8:30 AM my time). How am I doing so far? Let’s check. Kingdom of Fraun Short Stories When I started NaNo this year there were 3 short stories in... Continue Reading →
Today is November 1st. The day when I need to sit down with a careful outline and pen out the first 1667 words that will be my NaNo project.
When I originally wrote the book that would become Noises From the Other Side I wasn’t sure how good it was. That happens to me a lot, actually. I have this great idea that I’m all fired up about. I write an outline. I write the book. Then I get worried that it wasn’t really... Continue Reading →
We’re one week into the month where I decided to throw the schedule, the goals, and the plans out the window completely and just get back to writing what feels right when I feel like writing. https://tabathashipleybooks.com/2022/09/30/october-plans/ Let’s see how that’s going. I really have thrown out the schedule. I have this document on my... Continue Reading →