Happy New Year (a few days early)! I got some of my 2020 goals done, including publishing two short stories. One was published this November while the other will be published early next year. For 2021, my goals are: Get a job in publishingPolish up my novelPublish another poetry, flash fiction, etc. in a publication … Continue reading 2021 writing goals
The Decade Tag
Hello everyone! The amazing Teresa Grabs tagged me for The Decade Tag! Thank you so much! You're awesome. Rules: Please share a link to the creator of the tag, Jesusluvsall Share some highlights for you over the past decade and a few low points if you want Tag whoever you wish to Ask them some questions … Continue reading The Decade Tag
Negative critiques destroy
Most of the time, I believe writing's the thing for me. I'm always a good story critic and love telling them no matter what. People's reactions to words are always interesting and compelling. But sometimes that changes. I'll get critiques that say I need to take a writing course cause I can't tell a story … Continue reading Negative critiques destroy
Oh. You want the truth?
Oh. You want the truth? It’s a bit messy. It’s the joke your friends make that you laugh off. It’s the smiles and tears that come when someone finally sees the end. It’s the hours upon hours of sitting in one place, hoping the mixture of words turn out better, while knowing you’ll be sitting … Continue reading Oh. You want the truth?
Real life in fiction
“Hey,” Jenny asked me one day, “isn’t this character doing like what we talked about the other day?” I glanced over, looking down at the laptop. It had one of my recent stories. I was thinking about expanding it more, but I wasn’t sure at the time. I did recognize the character’s actions though. “Yeah,” … Continue reading Real life in fiction
Sneaking around to write
For the last few days, I've been sneaking around. Or at least I feel like it. I have everything I need: iPhone, iPad, and a Mac laptop. Trading between them, I always have something to write on even when I'm supposed to do something else. Nothing can stop me from writing. Writing isn't something I … Continue reading Sneaking around to write
Writing is a rollercoaster
8:00am: I understand why almost no one begins a book with a character waking up. They'd all start the same way: dread. There's nothing compelling that makes me want to get out of bed this early. 9:15am: I've woken up enough, but the words in my head are still confused. I'll use "trim" as the … Continue reading Writing is a rollercoaster