Well, it's that time of year. Holiday posts, songs, stories, and events abound. This holiday season has been harder than some for me, but not as hard as others. Every year is different, I suppose. And no matter how many traditions we try to keep, there are no two Christmases alike. I don't have much... Continue Reading →
To NaNo or Not to NaNo
Always remember, the muse is more likely to join you in your writing if she knows the two of you have a standing date and she's not worried that you'll stand her up for some other distraction.
Going Where the Path Leads
So, I had a choice before me: I could cling to my story as it was written, including all book and song references, and pay a possibly exorbitant amount in licensing fees, OR I could rewrite certain sections, change the references or take them out completely.
Writing in Different Genres
Well, I have been promising this post for over a month, but the summer got away from me, as summers seem to do. So, here I am finally fulfilling my promise. Writing is not a simple action, nor is it the same for every author or for every genre. Everyone's process is different. But to... Continue Reading →
Editing Round 10…or Is It 11?
This week we are going through the physical proof copy of A Light from the Ashes with a fine tooth comb and a purple pen. It is a strange fact that there are things you can catch in a print copy that you can't catch in an electronic copy. It is surprising to think... Continue Reading →