Last week I finished up another manuscript. With rewrites this puts me at close to 300,000 words across four novels since September of last year. It’s been a wild journey, and I’ve loved nearly every moment of it.

My process typically involves a half hour of writing, six days a week. I’ve also been working on editing my first novel since March.

Writing a first draft is a breeze. I enjoy it. The writing process here is a stream of consciousness as thoughts pour out of me.

Editing has proven the real challenge for me. I’m now trying to decide whether to continue editing The Gifted Curse, or start my fifth novel. I need to get this part right, so editing must become a step that I fully undertake.

I’ve been researching story structure, and believe I have a decent blueprint to apply to a novel. Now I just need to identify where that blueprint should first be applied.