Every novelist will tell you that writing a book is the easy part. Editing it is the pits. When an author takes their own imagination and free writes their book without a scripted outline or any idea of where they are going, the story flows like jagged rocks tumbling down a mountainside and crashing into… Continue reading In the Throws of Edits
As my reader, you may have noticed a slump in my postings. Today, I took a break; a break from the constant film of my newest novel creation running in my head. I have been writing practically non-stop for over a month. Since I decided to shelf Grandfather’s Whispers (it played a much larger role… Continue reading The Makings of a New Series
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry At the beginning of the school year, my oldest daughter was hesitant to take an art class. She wanted to try her hand at pottery, but it was not available to her. So, she was stuck… Continue reading Finding Success in Discipline
Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.
Ideally, a typical writing day would be like a beautiful sunshine streaming through the tree just outside of my window; dancing along my fingers as I tap at my keyboard...