I've written a post for the Epos Blog about writing my NaNoWriMo novel this year and why I don't think word-count should determine if you succeed or not. The story you are trying to tell is more important than tracking words, and not reaching 50,000 words does not mean you've failed. You can read it … Continue reading My NaNoWriMo
I'm behind on taking stock of my writing work. I've been deep into revisions on the novel and still have more to go. With all the editorial feedback incorporated, it's now twice as long. Plenty of new scenes, a few new characters, and plot threads. It's been good to dedicate as many hours as I … Continue reading Work in Progress: October 24, 2019
Too many ideas today. I couldn't write/type them down fast enough. I've been working on a longer poem for a few days but still haven't found its heart. I'm getting closer the more I work on it. If I drift from it by writing more, then it's time to reexamine. The plot and character arcs … Continue reading Work in Progress 4/6/19
Slow week. I completed final revisions to the short story Paltry Sums. That should go out on submission this weekend. Managed some poetry work and a little work on short story ideas. Every bit helps but sometimes it just doesn't feel like enough.
Work on TCoFR novella continued. Yes, that’s another new name, but that’s what planning is for and why I use initials until I’m committed. I now have 4,270 words of character and story arcs. But I can’t go much deeper until I detail more of the characters and who they are, where they came from, etc. Character … Continue reading Work in Progress #10