Life, Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

New Projects as Creative Reward and Headlights Drafting

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been distracted lately by a "Shiny New Idea." These usually pop up when I've grown comfortable with the project I'm working on, and when progress hits a steady pace. (aka I get bored) I won't be abandoning my rewrite of the Magick Forest project. However, I do… Continue reading New Projects as Creative Reward and Headlights Drafting

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When Perseverance Pays Off

My goodness, my puppy is seven months old! Our little Nugget has been full of what I can only describe as "spunk" and some would call "vinegar" since the day we brought him home. He has a habit of talking with his teeth (aka, he's a bit mouthy). That's all fine and good when he's… Continue reading When Perseverance Pays Off

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When Rewriting Becomes Writing New Scenes

There are many points in this draft where I find myself writing a scene for the very first time. My novel previously had a much different focus, I think, than it's turning toward now. This showed up by the end of the novel in my previous draft. That means that now I have scenes that… Continue reading When Rewriting Becomes Writing New Scenes

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Sometimes There are False Springs

Anyone who lives in Wisconsin (or the Midwest for that matter) knows the concept of "false Spring." It's those few glorious days, or perhaps even weeks of gorgeous weather. We're talking full days above freezing, maybe even hitting jacket-less weather where the sun feels like it is actually warming the ground. You watch the snow… Continue reading Sometimes There are False Springs

Updates, Writing Process

Love the Stories You Write

It's no fun to write if you're not truly and deeply passionate about what you're writing. It can be done, of course, but it's not fun. Sure, at some point any writing will be "work." But, let's be honest here, you should at least LIKE what you're writing about at some point in the process.… Continue reading Love the Stories You Write