Krystal is the author of supernatural and paranormal fiction, living in the Tennessee Valley with a collection of swords and daggers. When she's not hoarding stuffed pandas, hourglasses, and Hello Kitty replicas, she can be found in a YouTube hole or blogging about books, writing, and random things at KrystalSquared.net.
Also known as the melodramatic journey to deciding what project to work on next.
It all started last summer. Lol! I was working on WHISPER (whispers: coming out in 2.5 weeks), and in true me fashion, I was like, “must pick next project NOW,” you know, to keep the insane momentum going that wasn’t at all sustainable. I tentatively picked something. Let’s call that Project A.
In true me fashion, over the following months, I worried myself to the point where I decided to work on
The writing struggle was real this past month. Here are some things I wish I could remember between projects: How intimidated I am by the blank page. How hard it is to settle on the next project. How often I decide on a project only to change my mind a week later. The fact that I sometimes freak out and stress out and flail around to the point where I feel crazy. The fact that I might want to quit writing because it feels hard and impossible and I don’t know how I ever g
NEWS! WHISPER is now available for preorder everywhere! That’s all the news. Haha.
So, I didn’t think I’d get much reading done since I was editing half the month and catching up on some Netflix for the rest, but as it were, I’ve read enough to raise my reading goal from 26 books to 50! As of this posting, I’m 26 books into the new goal.
The mission this month was to finish books I was around 35% or more through and wasn’t quitting. That was five of this month’
The Top Secret Trilogy is a Top Secret Duology again. Ha…
So, I got confused. In my defense, I’ve never committed to writing a duology or trilogy or quadrilogy before. It was always, “we’ll see.” And well, I saw and the answer was no. The confusion with this project happened because book one is in two parts. It’s not like I’ve never written a two-parter before, it’s just been a long-ass time, and you know, I forgot what that looks like. After the first climax, I naturally assumed that
News time! So, I finished the final read through and revisions for WHISPER on Sunday! (waits for cheers to die down)
Here’s what else is going on. For one, I decided to do a Goodreads giveaway and scheduled one in at the $59 price so I can see if it’s worth it. I think it starts the first of March or the third. I don’t know. LOL! Book can be found here if it’s not on your shelf already. Starting March 9th, I’m also doing a month long listing on NetGalley through Xpresso To
A good writing friend suggested over the weekend that I write a post about how to fix a story that sucks. She probably didn’t mean for me to actually write a post about it, but I do have some thoughts on the topic.
It is a fact that I’m currently brainstorming a story that I tried to write a few years ago. Whether the story actually sucked or not doesn’t matter. You have to spend more time with the story than anyone. If you think it’s trash, there’s clearly something wrong.
I’m going to take a page from Sunflower Michelle’s blog and talk about what I’ve read this month. The links lead to the Goodreads page or a review if I have one.
1: Classic Stories – Swan Lake Author & Illustrator: Peter Clover & Teresa Martinez Genre: Picture Book Rating: 3 Stars The story was written from the POV of the prince. It wasn’t interesting or imaginative. Like, you can’t just slap words on a page and think it’s going to be a good story. Just