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YALC books review!

Hi guys, I thought I would do something a little different today. I've been reading a lot lately, thanks to the big haul that I got from YALC 2018, and it made me want to write reviews. I've finished 3 of them so far, and they were all great so they all deserve a shout [...]

By | 2018-10-05T12:41:37+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Books, Journal|0 Comments

Writing and lower back pain

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I have many issues with back pain. I have a herniated disc in my spine, and it is causing pain and loss of mobility. It is not easy to be a writer with back problems, especially when dealing with a full-time job that can [...]

By | 2018-10-05T12:46:11+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Journal|0 Comments

Create every day

Since it's one month until NaNoWriMo, and Inktober has just started, I thought I would talk about a concept that has really helped me improve my productivity as an artist: create every day. There is a lot of advice on the subject everywhere, and they all seem to conflict. Today, I am going to talk [...]

By | 2018-10-03T12:41:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal|0 Comments

Draft 2 is finished!

If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably seen my tweet yesterday: I'M DONE!! DRAFT 2 IS FINISHED!!!! #amwriting #novel #107K #holyshit pic.twitter.com/Ut5Rit4pJ2 — Céline Terranova ☕️📚 (@CelineTerranova) September 13, 2018 After ten months and a half, I have finally completed the second draft of my novel Healers. This new draft took me [...]

By | 2018-09-14T12:51:13+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Journal, Novels, Projects|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo 2017 won and what’s next

Hi everyone, You probably have seen it on my social media accounts: I did it! I won NaNoWriMo 2017! Once again, I reached the 50K goal!!! This year was a really difficult one. I felt like I had no time for writing and I really had to push my limits to make it. However, I'm [...]

By | 2018-05-22T20:15:20+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Journal|1 Comment

Character sheets!

So last time, I told you that my next step in revisions would be to restructure the novel using index cards. Turns out I needed an extra step before I could do that: modify/redo my characters sheets. What is a character sheet? It depends greatly on what you write, what type of writer you are [...]

By | 2018-05-22T20:16:47+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Journal|0 Comments

Step 1 of revisions is almost finished

At the beginning of this month, I explained how I was planning my first round of revisions that is going to lead to the second draft of my novel. The first step was to print the first draft, read it and make a lot of notes. I'm almost done with this step (4 chapters left [...]

By | 2018-05-22T20:18:01+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Journal|2 Comments

Third week of Camp NaNoWriMo!

This is the third week of Camp Nano, and fatigue is setting in. It's something that I'm used to, it happened during both previous Nano, but it's still very difficult! The excitement of the challenge is over, and real life is calling you back. You are not as happy to get up one hour early [...]

By | 2017-04-19T13:42:28+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Journal|0 Comments