I'm officially OVER halfway through my book revisions. While the first half of the book felt like pushing a boulder up a mountain, the second half seems to be like trying to catch the boulder as it rolls down the hill on the other side. I know it's finally at the end stretch, but I… Continue reading When hitting a goal is a needed boost
I am thrilled with where my book is going. I'm almost to the halfway point! I'm a little over 35,000 words in (and aiming for 80,000). Being directly in the middle usually causes me a lot of grief with books, but this time is different. There's a warning among the writing community about "squishy middles"… Continue reading Almost Halfway!
Reading Goal Achieved; Writing Goals…Not so much
I've completed my 30-book reading goal already... How? Well, I read an 11-book manga series and a number of other graphic novels. Your next question might be, how many "books" have you read, e.g. novels? 7 "books" if you want to be specific. But I have read 30 stories and that's what we're going with.… Continue reading Reading Goal Achieved; Writing Goals…Not so much
Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions
Almost halfway through my novel revisions and I can definitely say I have entered the "rewrite" territory of some chapters and scenes. What I've found surprising about this is that instead of having no direction and losing my way, I'm actually MORE sure that I know what needs to be said. I've found myself changing… Continue reading Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions
Creativity doesn’t care how long it takes
There was an interesting conversation thread following me around over the past few weeks. The idea was brought up that time can be "wasted" by not doing the right thing or not spending your time wisely. On the contrary, it was also brought up that it is never too late. Love happens to 80-year-olds, career… Continue reading Creativity doesn’t care how long it takes