Author Archives: Irette Y Patterson

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.

Day 198 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Play

This past weekend, I played. On Saturday, I attended an afternoon tea/costume party and on Sunday, I was in my 10 minute play class. I didn’t realize how much I missed just having a good time with people. The party … Continue reading

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Day 189 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Check  in

The only thing I’ve been consistent with lately has been my newsletter and that’s because I know people are signed up to it. As for finishing the third book in my Nzingha trilogy, I’m still working on that one. It … Continue reading

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Day 188 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Check  in

The only thing I’ve been consistent with lately has been my newsletter and that’s because I know people are signed up to it. As for finishing the third book in my Nzingha trilogy, I’m still working on that one. It … Continue reading

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Day 178– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Realistic Expectations

Because I’m working on my presentation on budgets, I figured there are some areas of my life which have gotten out of whack. One of which has been time management. Honestly, budgeting and time management are similar subjects. They both … Continue reading

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Day 177– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Budgets are Freedom

Being a single woman who spent most of her adult life living on her own, I’ve had to be good with money. I knew that no one was coming to save me. I knew that I was responsible for taking … Continue reading

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Day 175– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Things Change

Things change. That’s obvious. One thing, though, is that I keep expecting things that worked in the past to work now even when my environment has changed, even though I know better. After all, I never quite found my footing … Continue reading

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Day 173– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Story Introductions

At the beginning of the year, I started writing introductions to short stories as I finished them. It’s because my intention is to collect my stories in collections. I figured it would be easier to write the introductions as part … Continue reading

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Day 172– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Planning Ahead – Lessons From the Garden

Turns out – all those things I fought against when I was younger? Things like goal setting and planning? They have a purpose. Particularly developing a vision and having patience. For how I came to that realization, we go back … Continue reading

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Day 170– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Admin Work

I have greatly underestimated the amount of administrative work in fiction writing. It also underscores things I haven’t been keeping up to date like bios of different lengths for different genres and an updated writing resume. At least the good … Continue reading

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Day 168– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Speed of Corrections

The cucumber seedlings looked dead. I stared down at the “seed starting system” my sister had given me and realized I’d made a mistake. It was basically a plastic black pan with a clear plastic cover with a wicking material … Continue reading

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