Way back in 2015 [okay, it wasn’t that long ago], when I began to write my first novel’s first draft [my only novel thus far], I was engulfed in the delusion of thinking the first draft is the hardest of the entire writing process. How could I have been so daft? I know the answer … Continue reading #writingcraft: Beyond the Dread
[The woman in the photo isn't me but her expression is how I feel sometimes when I'm writing.] I’m the type of person who wants to do things my “own” way. I put the word “own” in quotes because it’s rare the idea is an original and instead, I’ve lifted it off of someone or … Continue reading #writingcraft: Gathering Tools
I wasn’t intending to be gone for so long. My original plan was to use the month of February to get a better handle on one or two of my writing projects. I got very little done in the way of writing. The first week of last month I tried to work on a second … Continue reading I’m Back (I think)
Christmas is less than two weeks away. Am I ready for it? As far as gifts go, I’m all set. Decorations? My husband and I don’t do that anymore. Just the thought of getting out those boxes, putting up the decorations, taking them down, and putting them away again makes us heave a sigh of … Continue reading #thepersonalside: The Winter Execution
I know. It’s December, the month of a zillion holidays, events, and headaches. Yet, yes, I am beginning again. It was in September of 2014 when I had my crude draft done on my first novel, my only novel so far --- maybe my only one ever. I tried several times to get into that … Continue reading #writingcraft: Beginning Again
The Daily Post sponsors the #weekendcoffeeshare. If this is something you’d like to do, whether it be weekly like it’s supposed to be or the way I do it, once a month. You can get the lowdown about it at the link above. [Your dialogue is in purple.] [My dialogue is in teal.] § If … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: New Momentum Tactics
It’s three days until New Year’s Day. Have any of you made a list of resolutions to work on during the coming months? I’ve never been one to make such a foolish list because, for me, it would jinxes anything I want to accomplish. Yes, I’m one of those who firmly believe in hexes, especially … Continue reading Assails
I met Drae Box in the group, Writers’ Coffeehouse at Google+. When I decided I needed to acquire some guest bloggers, she just happened to be looking for places to guest post her articles. The article below is one answering questions I’m, just now, beginning to ponder on. This is excellent timing. § I was … Continue reading Drafting, Drafting, and Redrafting!