Tag: Writing

Writing Journal: Day 246

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Where I write When I decided to rewrite my novel, Into the Fire, I also decided that I was leaving time on the table that could better be used for other things.  Let me explain. An old axiom reads: Never…

Writing Journal: Day 204

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This weekend, I was working on the secret novel project (the one that is only secret because I don’t want to talk about it yet), and in it, I’m revisiting something that I worked on years ago – including a…

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 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,…

The End

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Are there any two words more sweeter in the writers vocabulary? At 92,705 words, I’m done.  The novel rewrite is complete.  I have poured my soul out onto the digital page for the last six months, and all the hard…

Quick Update

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I realize that the blog has been suffering as I concentrate on the novel.  Sorry about that.  Anealio was kind enough to say, when I mentioned the lack of blogging, “Screw the blogging!  Write the book!” He’s not wrong.  Still,…