The Beatles Schedule of Novel Writing

So last week, after entertaining you with a bit of mythological humor, I teased you with a hint of exciting news to come this week. To be honest, I wasn't entirely sure I could pull off what I intended for the subject of that exciting news - which would have left me making up something … Continue reading The Beatles Schedule of Novel Writing

Novel Writing: Heading into the Third Inning

I have to say that the third draft is probably my favorite when hammering out a book. "Shouldn't the final draft be your favorite?" I hear you ask. Well, no. The final draft is a bit anti-climatic. It's thrilling to be done, but then I have to face the daunting tasks of marketing, publishing and … Continue reading Novel Writing: Heading into the Third Inning

The Terrible Twos of Drafting

As my readers may know, I'm deep in the mire that is Draft Two of The Voyage, the second book of my fantasy series The Osteria Chronicles. For me, working through draft two is like slogging through knee-deep muck - it's scary, it's exhausting and you feel like you might never make it out alive … Continue reading The Terrible Twos of Drafting