Okay, I’ve been putting it off long enough. It’s time for me to sit down with my first novel and edit it, again. I finished my time travel novel today, and while I’m glad of the accomplishment, I’m mostly nervous/anxious about finally running out of excuses for not focusing on self-publishing. It’s weird. I daydream… Read More Time to Edit. Seriously.
I was asked what genre of fiction I write recently. The easy answer: mostly fantasy. The actual answer: much more complicated. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that I would be expected to write in only one genre of fiction as an author. I have story ideas for dystopian fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, and a… Read More What Genre of Fiction Do I Write?
I’m not trying to sell you anything. I feel like I have to talk about Scrivener though. Scrivener is writing software. It’s a word processor and project management tool. It’s what I use to write my novels. I initially wanted to post about it because it makes writing about time travel so much easier. It… Read More Writing Tools – Scrivener
A Beta Reader, according to Wikipedia, is: a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta reading is typically done before the story is released… Read More Let me be your Beta Reader
Reading a story about time travel and writing a story about time travel are completely different things. Yesterday, I was in LOVE with my time travel story because I was reading and editing it. Today, I have a headache, a very big time travel headache. I’m not confused about when things happen in my story…not yet.… Read More Time Travel Headaches
I’ve been stretching my sci-fi writing wings today. I started working on a story involving time travel that I initially began last December, but never finished. It was only ever meant to be a short story, but knowing me, I’ll probably have have fifty thousand words written before I’m done with it. I’ve had a lot of… Read More From Magic to Time Travel
I did it! I finished my fourth novel today! I was excited and happy the entire time that I was working on the last chapter and epilogue. As soon as I typed in those final words though, and I realized that I was finished, my stomach plummeted to the ground. I am so depressed. I’m smiling, I’m excited,… Read More Another Novel in the Bag
I think I have a problem. I think that I am addicted to writing. Its a good problem to have really. I fear the day when my creative well runs dry. It is a problem though. Today I accidentally wrote the first hundred plus words of a new story that has been running through my brain… Read More Addicted to Writing
I was going to blog about what I’m cooking for dinner today. ‘Brag’ might be a better word. I was going to brag that I’m making homemade marinara sauce using fresh tomatoes right now. I was thinking about including pictures, and mentioning that I could happily have an entire blog devoted to cooking and baking. I love cooking and… Read More Writing, cooking, and poop diapers
As a writer, I find myself searching the internet for the most random information. I’ve done research into cliff diving, wrongful death lawsuits, and just now, vomiting. I’ll go ahead and reveal that the character in question likewise does an internet search because [the character] wants to appear to have the flu. Whats even more fun than… Read More Searching for ways to vomit