Julie Oldham Writes

Remember back in November when I wrote about receiving an Honorable Mention with a story called IMPLANTED DANGER for Writers of the Future?  I’ve submitted that story to a few places...

February Writing Only about 4,000 words written for the novel.  Why the decrease from January’s 42k?  I finished my first draft, that’s why!  The end flew by, mostly because I didn’t...

Greetings and Happy February! January flew by here, though it ended just like everyone else’s – freezing cold and covered in snow and ice. 1/10. Do not recommend. Writing January Words...

December was a quiet month coming off some exciting things in November, but it was a good month overall for writing and for life. The First Novel This novel is titled...

NaNoWriMo I decided to charge ahead with NaNoWriMo in my last post, but I don’t think I’m going to hit the 50k this month.  And that’s okay!  There are two reasons...

NaNoWriMo Thursday starts another go at NaNoWriMo!  National Novel Writing Month is a month-long project in which participants attempt to write 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30.  It is...

Two weeks have passed since my grand adventure on the Writing Excuses Workshop and Retreat on a CRUISE SHIP.  Just for information, con crud is a real thing.  I relented this...

I recently returned from a seven day Carribean Cruise, but more importantly, the Writing Excuses Workshop & Retreat.  I managed to find and attend a writing conference ON A BOAT.  This...

Greetings, fair readers!  You might remember I announced the end of my almost-final-draft of my first novel about a month ago.  Then I took a break! This post marks the end...

Fourth draft: Done.  After ten-ish months, my first novel is in the hands of some beta readers.  I’m not sure what else to say about this, except it is really awesome. ...