One of the parts of being an author I’ve always struggled with was productivity in terms of word count. I’ve accepted the fact that I’m a slow writer. It’s fine! I just need to spend more time writing, is all.
Because I’m kinda dumb sometimes, it never occurred to me to keep track of my word count and maybe set word count goals. I knew I could do this on Scrivener, the writing software I’ve had since fricking 2014 and which I love dearly (I’m not even exaggerating), but I’ve never used the word count features properly until last month.
A couple of Saturdays ago, I attended a lecture about writing LGBT characters by Brij Bautista and Ronald Jeffrey S. Lim. It was great. I’m a cisgender heterosexual romance author, I’m grateful for any wisdom I can get from LGBTQI authors about writing LGBTQI characters, especially in romantic situations. [read more]