Category Archives: Horror

This and That

The second pass of edits for the nightmare novel took longer than expected, but that’s because I did a third pass as well. The second pass was for the corrections that a psychologist consultant gave me on some scenes (I … Continue reading

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Nightmare Novel Editing: Week 2 FINISHED

Pages edited: 308/308 Number of words cut: 3,262 words Favorite mistake: “She let herself be led into the black temple, into the room with the dais, which was where the Night Mare led her.” Honestly, that line still cracks me … Continue reading

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Nightmare Novel Editing: Week 1

Pages edited: 170/308 Number of words cut: 1,788 words Favorite typo: “White power dusted her fingertips…” The number of words cut is surprisingly low for me, perhaps because I didn’t write this novel during NaNoWriMo, and as a result, I … Continue reading

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Routine

She wakes up to the sun bright red through her eyelids, unforgiving at its harsh angle and nearly blinding when she opens her eyes. Norma wakes up, tosses back the covers, and groans as she sits up. She puts on … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 13 – FINISHED!

Words written since Week 12: 13,295 words Total words: 132,223 words Around 10k of those words were written just last night. I think that’s a record for me in terms of how much I’ve ever written in one night, breaking … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 12

Words written since Week 11: 12,785 words Word count: 118,926 words I spent most of the week working on the editing project to get it done before the weekend, and I ended up finishing it Thursday and I needed sleep … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 10

Words written since Week 9: 15,913 words Word count: 106,143/120,000 Definitely stepped up my weekly writing, and I’m still not as close as I want to be to the end of the novel. I’m crossing fingers and toes hoping that … Continue reading

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