Finished the read-through of my Book 2 draft. Still like it quite a bit, which doesn’t suck and all that. The main reason I decided to to a power-read on it was to take a look at the outline. I envision this story to happen over as many as six or eight books now, none […]
I admit to being a bit stalled on the new short story. I think this is a major flaw in the concept of growing stories organically, but what the heck. So, rather than beat my head against the concrete, I’ve changed course and spent the morning reading the “shitty first draft” of the second book […]
That’s Amy for you.
I had a weird thing happen yesterday morning as I was writing. It was one of those little gems that pop themselves up every now and again, and that maybe wind up being nothing or maybe wind up being … well … not nothing. In a recent post, I noted that my writing process had […]
I feel like I’m in this incredibly strange position. While I’ve never considered myself to have ever really stopped writing, I admit fully that I’ve stepped extremely far from the center of the world I knew previously–though I guess it’s more appropriate to say I stopped moving, and the rest of the world kept right […]
My favorite post ever.
So I stripped out the back end of D-dad and took a different direction. The story’s wound up at about 3,400 words, now and I think it’s pretty much in its final form. Here’s a not-so-secret secret. Writing a 10,000 word story doesn’t take much longer than writing a 3,000 word story. For me, anyway. […]
I finished the first draft D-Dad, the short story I mentioned yesterday. It registers now at 3200 words, and probably needs to be a touch shorter–the back end is a bit loose. But overall, I’m happy with it. The idea came as a response to a classic story I listened to while at the gym […]
The best thing about having completed and shipped a novel some place, in my semi-humble opinion, is that it takes away the nagging desire to tinker and clears the way for other work. But the beast is off my desk now, and suddenly two days later I find myself nearing the end of a short […]
Interesting little video about the Writers of the Future–filled with a bunch of L.Ron Hubbard stuff, of course…but hey, the guy at about 0:52 looks a little familiar.