People often think of Christianity as a kind of bargain in which God says “If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t, I’ll do the other thing. “ I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time […]
So today I wrote words. More than 1667 words, which is important. It’s my first full Nanowrimo. I’ve done several Camp Nanos. This is different. People meet up to write together and try not to distract each other. I find that both mystifying and comforting. Here are things I looked at today for Chapter Two […]
Editing is where books go to die. A new acquaintance on Twitter said this to me. He’s right, and I didn’t laugh. I winced. I’ve had insanity hit me these last weeks with my business and my family. It’s been unbelievable, with my stress levels completely maxed. It’s making it hard to edit, especially when […]
Got my first rejection this week! Woot! that is all.
This is a short story I wrote for fun. It isn’t fantasy but it’s a hoot. I hope you enjoy it. The lemon meringue pie at Patti’s in Grand Rivers, Kentucky boasts a height of 4 feet, six inches. It takes two men four days to eat one, and a slice tastes better than ambrosia. […]
First draft done. 135,085 words I shall now resume my other life until further notice.
So yesterday was a down day for me on writing. I spent a long time discussing plot with Rod and decided my pacing was off and I needed a break. Took it but read some helpful things. So the first resource I found was from reading Alec Hutson’s thread on Wattpad. If you’re self-publishing, it’s […]
So I’ve recently dealt with my magic system, working out some kinks. Brandon Sanderson has this famous set of teachings on magic systems. He refers to them as hard and soft. So basically, if you have rules and explain your magic system then it’s a hard magic system. If you don’t explain anything and stuff […]