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Writing Journal: Day 196

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I wonder how many writers are really down on their own writing and themselves.  Probably more than I realize.  I know that I am very guilty of that.  Mur Lafferty talks about our ‘fragile writer egos’ on occasion, and it…

Writing Journal: Day 175

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I have reacquainted myself with a couple of characters I created in 2008 or 2009 – Malachi and Madrighan. These brothers live in a hack n slash, sword and sorcery kind of world.  Despite being born years apart, their mother…

Writing Journal: Day 164

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First up – received a request for a full manuscript read from a literary agent.  That rocks!  Sent that off last night. Fingers are crossed!  Will keep you updated. Progress continues on the novel I mentioned before.  I stalled a…

Writing Journal: Day 152

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After a brief bout of feeling directionless with writing – ie, not knowing what to work on next (having completed Sam Kane: Into the Fire, currently out for query), I have had a really productive couple of weeks. First, I…

Writing Journal: Day 147

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Waiting sucks. In a lot of ways, the publishing industry feels like it’s all about ‘hurry up and wait’.  Want to be published in fiction?  Hurry up and write the book/story.  As soon as you write it, you wait.  You…

Writing Journal: Day 128

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You know, writing anything is a huge accomplishment.  Finishing a novel – it’s huge, don’t get me wrong, but there’s the high, and then the low. I talked a little bit about this when I wrote the post about finishing,…

Writing Journal: Day 110

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Well.  Where to begin. When last we chatted, I was at a respectable 56K on the novel rewrite (Sam Kane: Into the Fire).  As of this writing, I am now at 73K words – that means I’ve done 17,000 words…

Writing Journal: Day 81

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Wow. What a weekend. The last Saturday of every month is Writers Group.  I have mentioned this before.  This is a fantastic group of people (I think I’ve mentioned that before as well), from a diverse section of genre writing…