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  • Major Milestone and the Future

    As of today, it’s been 2 days since I finished the first draft of the story.  Following a piece of advice from fellow writers, I am currently putting it aside to let it stew and will return to it at the end of June or beginning of July. In the meantime, I am working on […]

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  • Vomit Draft Progress Report #6

    Good morning, everyone! Happy Tuesday! Well, it’s been a week since I’ve updated my progress, I think. The days are starting to gray together and now, I’m not so sure where I left off last.  The draft is up to nearly 76k words.. . And 19 chapters. Not bad for a quick run of the […]

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  • Vomit Draft Progress Report #5

    53k words in to the story.  The MC has had a few nasty things happen in her life and it led to more bad things.  I sometimes feel bad, as a writer, that these kinds of situations arise but if it didn’t, I wouldn’t be interested in finishing the story, would I? And you, as […]

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  • Vomit Draft Progress Report #4

    So, here we are. First weekend of May. Just finished watching Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones last night. I’m happy for some bits but sad for others. I’m coming along on the 1st draft – 36k words and 14 chapters, though it seems my characters have a mind of their own and […]

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  • Vomit Draft Progress Report #2

    I’m 36k words and 10 chapters into the story and I wonder if other writers ever struggle with their work as much as I do. Even though I was happy with it for the most part, like my protagonist, I feel like the story is not set at the right time. Or the right situation […]

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  • Back to My Writing

    Ever since I was little, I’ve loved stories. Now, I didn’t say I loved reading… Although, reading is usually the way to absorb stories. And since most of the time, I was bored of someone else’s ramblings, I have been a writer. I’m not saying that I’m perfect, because I’m a realist and I know […]

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  • Developing a Story

    I tend to write by the seat of my pants.   I don’t normally outline,  plot out paths,  or otherwise think ahead when I write something.   Case in point,  this blog post.  I really should have planned out my topics beforehand,  but I thought it’d be easy.  Wrong!   Oh, so wrong! So my topic for today […]

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  • C is for CERT

    I grew up in the Bay Area if California and was present during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.  That day,  I was in class at SF State and I was scheduled to have my creative writing class that Tuesday evening,  but it was cancelled,  which allowed me to get home right before the earth […]

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  • Looking for a Challenge

    In an attempt to jump-start the blogging, I thought about what I wanted to talk about. But unfortunately, I don’t seem to think that I have a vast archive of knowledge to share with the world. I doubt anyone really cares about my opinion of Game of Thrones or why drivers should have their headlights […]

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  • Create Awesome

    I borrowed the catchphrase from Roberto Blake. He’s a YouTube creator, whom I stumbled upon the other day while I was looking for some free graphic design tutorial sessions on YouTube. I was very impressed with his video because he had a certain presence that imbued confidence and knowledge. This led me to one of […]

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Just your average human being, trying to live a normal life... with dogs, a husband, a job, many interests, and many dreams.

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