I miss having a deadline. It’s true. Most writer’s will agree that having a deadline is one of the most stressful things about getting a book done, but still I miss it. Having a deadline means you’re under contract to finish your book by a certain date. Although I don’t miss the pressure, I do [...]
It’s pretty hard to not have a year pass and wonder what you learned, how you improved, and what you could do better. For me, 2011 I learned a lot about myself. I won’t discuss it all here, but I will share the one piece of advice that I’ve heard for years, but finally listened [...]
I’m almost there guys. I’m about 100 pages away from finishing this novel. Let me rephrase that…I’m 100 pages away from finishing my second draft of this novel. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry, but I feel like crying. Let me explain.
Imagine you’re running a marathon. You hear the whistle [...]
Breakthrough! (I’m at 58,536 words so no, the breakthrough isn’t in my word count. But you build a novel one word at a time, no matter how painful and slow the words are.) I’m at the point in my WIP where I learned something new about my main character. This is what I love about [...]
Goals keep me motivated and keep me moving forward. [...]
Trying to grow out my hair and my novel. [...]