Someone in a workshop pointed out a fundamental flaw in the very premise of my book. (Insert bad word here.) But it turned out to be less than fatal, and it will make my novel stronger. Thank goodness for feedback!
It has been a whirlwind around here. In addition to my annual hand writing notes in my holiday cards (I love that tradition!), which go out on the day after Thanksgiving, I have finished the fourth round of edits on my second novel. I thought the edits I did during my writer's retreat would… Continue reading What a Month!
I wish I could readily access the part of my brain where long-forgotten memories hang out.
With a deadline coming closer, I'm so glad I was able to get away and get a huge jump start on editing novel #2!
I started to write a novel in first person and realized I didn't know how. What's a writer to do? Learn some skills in a short story is the logical answer. Right? Or is that just me?
For the second year in a row, the Mother Earth News Fair had me surrounded by people who get me.
For my latest short story, I'd reached my word count limit and nothing had happened yet. D'oh!
When most people finish a project early, they rest. I add another one. That's how I roll.
Last year this time I'd finished draft number one and had a combined total of 5 pounds of kittens. Boy have things changed.
My life is full of instances where I heard the right thing at the perfect-for-me time that got me heading down the right path again. Last week's San Diego Writers and Editors Guild meeting was one of those moments.