Ren Black

WIP Report April 2014

WIP Report April 2014

Kristen Stieffel: WIP Title: Boh’s Abdication Current Word Count: 104,848 Expected Word Count: 100,000 Goal Finish Date: March 1 Draft 1, 2, Editing etc?: First Draft Biggest Struggle: I finally figured out how to reach the expected conclusion of the book…but it requires writing another 30 scenes. And I’m already behind deadline and over word […]

Regrets and the Chance to Start Again

Regrets and the Chance to Start Again

In terms of writing progress, I’d have to say that 2013 was a cycle of slivers of success scattered among blisters of self-doubt and long-term stalls. The highlight was attending my first writers’ conference back in May. In Nov I hoped to make a big writing push. It was derailed quickly, crashed, burned and was […]

WIP Report for October 2013

WIP Report for October 2013

This month’s bonus Question is about Note taking. Tell us a little about your note-taking habits are. What form do you tend to use most for recording notes about your books? Computer files? School notebooks? Loose scratch paper? Sharpies on the bathroom walls? Do you have drawings or just words? By the way, if anyone […]

Investing in Lightning Rods Pt 1

Investing in Lightning Rods Pt 1

My books aren’t about conversion. Far from it. I’ve never had readers mark my stuff as “preachy”. However, there is certainly religion. I have what I would call “true believers” in my fantasy series. They believe in the true God I have created for their world. I even have true prophets who do miracles in […]

WIP Report for September 2013

WIP Report for September 2013

Avily Jerome: Author Name: Avily Jerome WIP Title: The Days of Noah Current Word Count: 80,000 Expected Word Count: 85,000 Goal Finish Date: Nov. 1 Draft 1, 2, Editing etc?: Editing Biggest Struggle: Finding time to write Biggest Success/Encouragement: I love my story. I keep uncovering new nuggets and details and twists. I’m excited to […]

WIP Report for August 2013

A bit slow getting it up, but still here! Enjoy. Avily Jerome: Title: The Days of Noah Draft: First Current Word Count: Est 85,000 Target Word Count: 85,000 Target Complete Date: Done! Biggest Struggle this month: Never enough time in the day Biggest Success: Finishing the first draft before Realm Makers   Kristen Stieffel: Title: […]

Burning Down the Hospital

Burning Down the Hospital

I love worst case scenarios. Well, in books anyway. Have you ever heard the writer’s advice that when you have your hero up a tree, surrounded by the enemy – that is not the time to look for a way to rescue your precious hero. That’s the time to throw rocks at him/her. I couldn’t […]