I’m up to chapter 12 for Arlyn’s story. I feel myself slowing down a bit, but I know I’m hitting the one-third portion of the novel. It’s said that this is a point when many writers start to feel pressure on the story. Since I’m trying to pay attention to the stages of writing a … Continue reading One-third of the way
The creative voice strikes again
I got far enough into Arlyn's story today that I had to make a hard decision. I had three choices about how this would go. I knew it would be one character, or another, or neither. So which is it? Well, I won't say here so that there aren't spoilers. But I will say that … Continue reading The creative voice strikes again
Okay, I confess: I’m having such a delightful time writing Arlyn’s story. I did start off dictating it this morning because I wanted to get through some words, but it ended up not working. I lost a bunch of time. While that did feel like a setback at first, it ended up being okay. I … Continue reading Delightful time
On the move
Before you ask, yes, Coville walked across me this morning. I slept in and he was not pleased with me. But I still got audio editing done and I mastered the next three chapters of Help Wanted, Call Loki. The snow wasn't bad this morning and had melted off by the time I was ready … Continue reading On the move
Reset life, reset creativity
Feeling better today and not dragging so much. I've been trying to get caught up on things tonight, chores mostly which have been lingering this last few days, so that tomorrow I can do a true reset and go flowing into the weekend. I'm looking forward to getting back to audio tomorrow. I took a … Continue reading Reset life, reset creativity
Why I like to write into the dark
Writing into the dark... discovery writer... pantster.... Lots of ways to describe a writer who just writes. No outlines. No character sketches. Just writing. I have always done this. I've tried to plot and design characters and regulate how things come out on the page. It just isn't me. I get bored with stories quickly … Continue reading Why I like to write into the dark
Back to outlining
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm about halfway through the third book of the trilogy. I had the title for a fourth book pop into my head, so I'm wondering if there are actually more. The story is actually rounding out that there could be more. But I realized a couple of days … Continue reading Back to outlining
Trust the process - an affirmation for telling stories even when the path doesn't make sense.
Mind-Blowing Mind Maps
Mind-mapping and brainstorming with Scapple.
What the cat dragged in
I write in the dark, which means that I like to write without planning out the entire story. For the longest time, I was convinced that I was the only person who wrote like us. It seemed like everybody else had plot outlines and character sheets and notes and research. I seem to be the … Continue reading What the cat dragged in
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