Got rid of about 3000 words tonight. Down to 102,598. Still shaking my head at the length. I don’t think we have any *enormous* loss. Which of course is the point of cutting. No, I haven’t gotten all my mss back, and no, no one told me to cut these particular scenes, but my [ctrl]+x Continue reading →
I just got through The War of Art by Steven Pressfield last week. My library had it on CD, which meant that my laundry finally got folded. Pressfield starts out by defining resistance by its action and power, tying it to our main difficulty in writing (okay, he actually is very careful to keep the Continue reading →
I am in the early chapters of a book called Shadow Syndromes, and currently am fascinated by the concept the authors put forward that they label Noise. In the same way, they say, as all sick people are going to have a baseline of feeling cruddy (tired, confused, unmotivated, general yuck) all brain issues also Continue reading →
I culled the less-applicable stuff. Here’s the original test site. A few questions and answers for anybody who wants to know more about my novel.
One of my shortest scenes involves a magical character speaking with a second character who doesn’t know she has the capacity for magic. And I had to laugh. A: Are you telling me you’ve never learned to walk through walls? B (angry): No. I have it on my list right after learning to fly, so Continue reading →
When I started preparing for NaNoWriMo the first time I conceived this novel project, I mapped out my expected plot on (virtual) 3×5 cards. Just checked back in the old folder: 153 of those cards. Thank God I didn’t try to do that with real cards. I would have gone crazy before I ever started. Continue reading →
From Jen F.’s lovely idea of lumping the littles together in their beautiful, interconnected randomness. ~ ~ 1 ~ ~ I read a book Monday, took Tuesday off, read a book Wednesday (I had a *completely* different ending mapped out for the book you sent me, Bluestocking. Couldn’t help feeling mine was just a bit Continue reading →