Category: Writing Journal

Writing Journal Y3 Day 329

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Pantsing I talked a little bit last time about outlining versus pantsing.  I am definitely a pantser at heart – or a ‘discovery writer’ if you prefer.  Once I sit down to write, I tend to not have an outline. …

Writing Journal Y3 Day 322

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Outlining I think there’s a disconnect in my brain when it comes to outlining.  The one time I truly did it (because I was forced to), I did find it helpful in getting the story written.  But, I also changed…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 315

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I’m riding the rollercoaster ride that is my brain once again.  I have ups, and I have downs.  Right now, I’m in the down slope.  Whether I’m heading down, have hit bottom, or have started climbing up the other side…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 287

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I had a conversation last week, one of those where you have to put it all in perspective for somebody else.  Suddenly you find yourself giving voice to things that you’ve kept inside your head.  Somehow, that makes them real. …

Writing Journal Y3 Day 280

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This weekend included a writer’s group meeting. Figured I’d talk about that first. Two of the people who haven’t been digging the epic fantasy were absent.  A third said the last submission went a lot towards converting them to the…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 252

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I return from Worldcon with a renewed sense of purpose.  There’s a lot of stuff swirling around about Worldcon, and it’s all important and needs to be discussed, but I want to take a moment to point out what it’s…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 249

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On a recent episode of the Functional Nerds, I blathered on about being an author and making money.  I fully admit to being gunshy on the subject, and therefore, the point I was trying to make was misunderstood.  For years,…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 238

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And then this happened: Eldquist stumbled a second before the wall of fire shot up in front of him.  The conjuring was subtle enough most wouldn’t have felt it.  His ability to sense such conjurings had saved his skin more…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 231

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This feels as much a random thoughts post as it is a writing journal.  Fair warning. When do you decide to trunk a novel?  It’s a hard decision to make. When half the people reading it don’t like it, do…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 217

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The idea behind these posts was to allow myself to delve deeper into my writing process, open up, and even vent about my own frustrations.  I don’t open up as much as I’d like, or should.  Really, that’s about being…