This week brought about an excellent opportunity to break out my Happy Dance Shoes and kick up my heels in ecstatic, delirious, over-the-moon-with-elation joy because The Outline is complete. As you may remember, several weeks ago I had to break the sad news that Book Three of my fantasy series will not be published this … Continue reading All Hail the Glorious Outline!
In a couple weeks the mad frenzy known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) will begin. During this month, during these 30 short days, writers are encouraged to write a novel. All I have to say is please don't. Now before you start throwing tirades at me saying NaNoWriMo is the most wonderful writing event … Continue reading The Key to Writing: Take Your Time
I'm feeling very Salieri this week. For anyone who hasn't seen Amadeus, Salieri was a middle-aged composer at the same time as the fresh-faced, foul-mouthed Mozart. Whereas Salieri would spend days working on a tiny composition, Mozart could write the same piece only moments after hearing it. Not only was Salieri envious of Mozart, but … Continue reading I’m in No Mood for You, Mozart!
I find it amazing how many writers' websites, magazines and books offer hints and tricks to come up with ideas to write about. I simply can't imagine not having ideas for books. In fact, that's my problem - I have too many ideas and not enough time to get them all on paper. As you … Continue reading My Idea Cup Overfloweth!
Now that we've survived the Mayan Apocalypse (turns out someone forgot to carry the one somewhere in the math) and flipped the calendar to 2013, it's time for some new goals in my writing world. When I left my job in 2010, the point was for me to work on books, novels in particular. Of … Continue reading New Year = New Focus