Turning Ideas Into Words

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Started My First Novel

In October 2019, I finally reach the last page of the first draft of my first novel. I learned a lot while I worked on it, and am learning even more now as I continue through the editing process.

Personal Challenge

Challenge Update: One Month To Go…

Previously on rachfarrimond.com… I set myself a challenge in October to complete my novel (the first draft of it at least) by June this year. For the first couple of months, things looked really positive. I was productive and on target for where I wanted the book to be by the end of November. Then… Continue reading Challenge Update: One Month To Go…



That’ll Do For A First Draft

As a writer, I want each word I put down on paper to have meaning and purpose. I want each one of them to make readers feel and think and yearn to read on. As such, there is one particular phrase that makes me cringe: “That’ll do for now.” “No!” I want to say in… Continue reading That’ll Do For A First Draft