I know I’m probably not the only one who does it, but I often wonder just how common it is. I start with a story, and as I write, scenes that aren’t part of that particular story keep coming to me. Many of them are so intense I have to write them just to get… Read More Writing Wednesday: Playing with ideas
Yes, I’ve finally reached the point of using an abbreviation. Half-Life of a Soul is too much to type all at once, especially when titling documents or discussing it in chat. So, HLOAS it is! Lauren is finally aware that her granddaughter, Dani, is a lesbian. It’s not a problem for her, except the part… Read More Freeform Friday: Update on HLOAS
I have discovered a thing about how I write. Now, if I can just remember it I think I can make use of it. I can’t write the story AND the emotions at the same time. I keep getting stuck and I couldn’t figure out why. I’d be rolling along until there was an emotion,… Read More Writing Wednesday: Getting the emotions down
I never dreamed I’d be a plotter. The very idea of an outline made my head hurt and erased the desire to write a single word. Now… now I am a plotter. At least for Half-Life of a Soul.
I’ve been making steady-ish progress on the Half-Life of a Soul (HLOAS) series. It has been very slow, though. While yes, any progress is good, I don’t want to take a decade to write “the end” when I already know exactly how this story will end, how the spin-off story will open and end, and… Read More Freeform Friday: Author in action
I looked back at the last Wednesday post, chuckled at the one about distracted writing, and then spent the past hour trying to figure out how to get an update put together for you folks. I think I’m just going to have to go in sections. I’ll lose myself if I don’t!
I mentioned last week that I fell into the writing space and as per usual, that meant nothing else got done. A big chunk of that time was spent editing and restructuring these first ten chapters. I might be strange, but I’ve had to admit to myself … I kind of like the self-editing process.… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing and Revisions
Skipping over the bleh that I’ve been under… I’ve managed to complete 9 chapters of the Half-Life series. I have NO idea what I’ll call the individual books yet. I’ll figure that out when I get them done. So, at this point, I’ve got Lauren in the afterlife. She’s had a chance to say goodbye… Read More Writing Wednesday: “Half-Life of a Soul” Update!
I’ve been working on myself a lot this past month. Dealing with the pandemic and my own anxiety and depressive disorders has been a real fight. As a result, writing is not a daily event and I’m working on not beating myself up for it. My therapist says I need to learn to be gentle… Read More Writing Wednesday: Slow and steady?
One person reading my stories has resolved the #writersblock … Read More Writing Wednesday: Someone Opened the Floodgates!