Work in Progress: October 7, 2019

The novel finally has its form. Now I just have to put in all the details (scenes) that tie everything together and hopefully build toward an emotional ending. I’m happy with the way it feels. Executing on my vision so a reader will feel the same is the work. I managed to get some poems … Continue reading Work in Progress: October 7, 2019

Work in Progress: September 28, 2019

The novel is progressing. Once I've forged it into a shape I'm happy with, I'll make an official announcement of when it will be available. I’ve never worked with an episodic structure and it has provided some challenges. Keeping things moving in a single direction, slowly building momentum, is like a three-act five-part structure, but … Continue reading Work in Progress: September 28, 2019

Work in Progress: September 17, 2019

One story back; rejected. I’ll give it a quick review, then send it to the next market. I’ve plotted and listed all the scenes for the first book in the novella trilogy. As I feared, the poetry self-paced mini-MFA is off to a slow start. Paying work always takes precedence. I've gone through my editorial … Continue reading Work in Progress: September 17, 2019

Work In Progress: August 28, 2019

I spent most of last weekend outlining the novella trilogy. This may be the most intricate plot I've written. Lots of cause and effect. I have spent this week revising short stories for submission. Three have to get out to markets this week because submission windows close at the end of the month. The same … Continue reading Work In Progress: August 28, 2019