#writingcraft: Out of the Surly Void

When I decided to do a complete rewrite of my one and only novel[unfinished of course], I had no idea of how it could mutate into such a surly void. When it happened, I thought I only had two options on how the handle it. I could just toss the entire WiP into the perpetual …

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#writingcraft: The Comparison Ruse

It was back in 2013 when I decided to try to write a novel for the first time. Even then, I knew my skills were patchy, still are for that matter. Nevertheless, I wrote just under 60,000 words for my first draft that year. What got me through it? At the time, I didn’t know …

Am I afraid?

I’m not a “fraidicat” by nature. I walk up to strangers and say hello. I’ll scream out about injustice to anyone who will listen. I’m the first one to stand before my opponent. Yet, I look at what I've written, knowing certainly that it’s not meant for anyone else’s eyes--not yet--maybe never. The irony is …

Preposterousness

Have you ever had an idea in your head that seemed to expand, giving you a headache with each passing minute? Ideas of this nature can only be squished by doing something with them. At least, that’s been my experience thus far in my life. I’ve tried just pushing one of these notions out of …

Weekly Recap 3/21

I’m a little earlier this week with this post. 😛 Life can get hectic at times and it usually chooses the most inopportune moment to do it. Here I come up with this total unoriginal idea for my blog (one regular post and one 7-day summary of writing and what-not) and my personal life gets …