The Daily Wall

I forced a short writing window into the brick wall that is my day. Its less a window and more like a hole drilled through to the other side. Even so, I’m counting it. I opened the word doc and clicked chapter 10, the last chapter I was writing before the break. This scene gives […]

Reading

The hole left from the lack of writing has been filled with a few books recently. I decided to read a couple of series that hit my favorites list, trying to reignite a little of that passion and inspiration that set me to writing in the first place. It is strange to re-read these books […]

Stop The Bleeding

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written anything. It’s not a lack in desire to write, or writers block, or anything of the sort. Time is against me these days. It pretends to offer me something, but instead takes more than I have. It happens. My daily routine is overwhelming, while the day job […]

Never Tell Me The Odds

I’m not going to get into the actual odds of publication. That’s not anywhere near my area of expertise. Publication is a mountain, and writers are the climbers chasing the summit. Some have better gear than others. Some go up bare-knuckled. Regardless, it’s still a big ass mountain, full of loose pebbles, sheer cliffs, ice […]

Finding a Rhythm

I’m slowly learning the processes of completing a novel. For years I’ve tossed around ideas for various stories that fade away after a few thousand words, and never reached a finished draft. Now that I have one, and continue to push through a second draft, the path forward becomes a little more apparent. You can’t […]

Thinking Like A Writer

I am approaching the end of chapter three in my second draft. I needed some made from scratch chapters to create a better opening, and I have been fairly happy with the result. The change to back up the timeline a bit appears to be working so far, but as I am thinking through these […]

Opening Pages

I’ve read my fair share of writing tips and tricks over the years. Most of us writers have, I’d wager. We’re always on the lookout for that perfect formula for writing a bestseller. How do we get a reader’s attention, and keep it? There is no shortage of articles related to opening pages of a […]