Keeping a Writing Routine While Playing the Waiting Game

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 [...]

The Best Advice

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 [...]

So Close, Yet So Far Away…

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 [...]

Word Count

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

Goals keep me motivated and keep me moving forward. [...]

The Grow-out

Trying to grow out my hair and my novel. [...]