That Penultimate-Minded, War-Inducing, Trendy Punctuation Mark, The Oxford Comma Begs the Question, “Why so serious?”

The Oxford comma has many names, such as serial comma, series comma and the terminal comma. Terminal. Serial. These words conjure grave images in my mind and they are of the utmost serious kind. And for both pro- or anti-Oxford comma camps, it is a serious matter, indeed. πŸ™‚ You may have noticed that I … Continue reading That Penultimate-Minded, War-Inducing, Trendy Punctuation Mark, The Oxford Comma Begs the Question, “Why so serious?”

Silver Lining Rejection Letters

In a previous post, I discussed acceptance letters and some good news. πŸ™‚ Today is not that day. 😈 Not all rejection letters are equal. Nor should they serve the same purpose for writers. It has been quipped that authors could wallpaper their homes with rejection letters. Let us instead utilize these often painful responses … Continue reading Silver Lining Rejection Letters

JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 16 and 17

Yesterday, I wrote only 984 words. Boo hoo hoo! Today, I did a little bit better. I love cats. And though I love cats that doesn't mean I don't have a place in my heart for dogs: especially HUSKIES! They're sooo cute! Yesterday and today, I was researching different types of cats that would work … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 16 and 17

JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 9

Greetings. Today, I didn't want to write.Β  It's not that ideas weren't shooting off like fireworks in my head, but I just didn't know if the words I had in mind would be worthy of fleshing and dramatizing my characters and scenes. Pessimistic Self: Come on, there's no way you can execute that. Lol. Just … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 9

JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 6

Coming up with chapter titles is something I always look forward to. Unfortunately, they don't always come so easily. So, instead of wasting time and thinking of one, I just continued writing the chapter and decided that backtracking and naming the title afterwards is fine, too. I have three more unnamed chapters to go. πŸ™‚ … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 6

JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 5

Whelp, that 5K achievement button isn't mine--YET, but I'm going to keep striving for it. Lol. I had to refer to my binders full of notes in order to preserve continuity. I don't want any plot contrivances or plot holes to ruin a good story. πŸ™‚ Today I wrote 1,333 words. Five Day Streak is … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 5

JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 4

I wrote 2,152 words today. I also re-read and polished this manuscript's query letter. I'm using it as a focused guide and cheerleader to get this novel finished for deep edits and revisions. This is the third re-write of the query letter as well as the third re-write of the manuscript. I needed to start … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 4