About Leanne D. Baldwin

I'm a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the years, I've written all kinds of things, including short fiction, news stories, personal profiles, political commentary, even television ad copy. Much of this I've written for pay. But I've never, ever gotten more than 5,000 words into a novel... until now.

What makes things different now? Well, I've found a process for planning and writing a novel that I believe is going to work for me. I didn't invent the process, but I'll tell you all about it as I go. This blog will chronicle my obsessive journey to plot, write, and most importantly, finish my first novel, using this process. I intend to share my progress with you and explore the obstacles that have defeated past efforts (and how I'm getting around them this time out).

Feel free to follow along, observe, and maybe even offer some encouragement. Chances are I'll need it!