Since someone asked in the comments of my previous post about the Boston Book Festival—here’s a link to audio recordings of a bunch of the sessions! Advertisements
I’m only a day or two from finishing this revision (knock on wood) and I can’t wait to be normal again. Seriously, I’ve spent the last week eating nothing but cheese for dinner (you think I’m joking) and only doing enough dishes so that I can drink coffee and feed the cats. When I haven’t … More another sunday night writing post
I’ve finally started revising this novel again, and I’ve gotten to the part where I had previously figured out this annoying complicated plot knot, but since I lost all of my notes and revisions when I was burgled I now have to figure it out again. My brain already hurts. But in lucky things I … More sunday night writing/revising/arrrrgh
Sometimes the idea of writing makes me panic. Like, I have a visceral reaction and my heart rate goes up when I think about facing whatever my current project is. I’m afraid of ruining what isn’t there yet by getting my grubby writer hands on it. I’m afraid of not being good enough. Sometimes opening … More sometimes
If you are a writer and you haven’t yet checked out Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, click here. Very interesting, thought-provoking, and (I hope) useful for getting out of a writing funk. A few of the rules that stick out for me: #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #5: … More rules, shmules
A few hours ago I finished the first draft of a sci-fi/superhero novel. It’s not very good. Some of it is handwritten. There are some characters with names like X, Y, and Z. The name of the main character’s city changes a couple of times. Some sections are horrendous examples of the English language. But … More ten years later…
Just wanted to take a moment to wish all my NaNo peeps good luck! I’m not participating this year, but I’ll be bouncing around a few of the Boston-area write-ins; if you’re in my part of the world maybe you’ll see me! What I will be doing instead of NaNo: finishing this draft, throwing myself … More 3 hours and counting!