January 22, 2020 – Lily Darling

22,000 words in. Just finished Chapter 7, and chronologically, Day 1 in the novel. Thank fuck. Eli and Lilys’ arrangement is supposed to last three weeks, so I better move the plot along or this book is going to start looking like a George R.R. Martin novel. Problem is Day 2 is Christmas. How can […]

January 14, 2020 – Lily Darling

And another underwear thing… I spent ten minutes today trying to figure out whether a man would typically wear them under skinny jeans. The consensus on various web forums is generally no. Thank you to the anonymous few who’ve already posed these questions to the internet, making it possible for me to sleep tight knowing […]

November 22, 2019 – Lily Darling

Struggled today. Grrrrr! Too many ideas. On a positive note, I’m quite amused by my chapter titles this time around. I might actually publish with ‘em.  Here’s a sample: Chapter 1: The Unicorn Club Chapter 2: The Gods of Rock Chapter 3: The Shit Show Chapter 4: The Deets On another positive note, I listened […]

November 8, 2019 – Lily Darling

Finally finished Chapter 2. I was blocked for days. Days, damn it! Usually when I’m struggling, it’s because I’m either starting a new chapter and didn’t give myself an easy hook into it from the chapter that came before, or because I’m overwhelmed by all the things I want to accomplish in the new chapter. […]

October 25, 2019 – Lily Darling

I’m a little over halfway through Chapter 1, and I know exactly how to finish it out, so that’s good. The rest of the book is kinda hazy, though, ‘cause as far as writers go, I’m a total pantser. (Look up pantsers vs. plotters. It’s a thing, I promise you.) For anyone curious about how […]