September 23rd…

And no writing to be had. Lots of thinking and pondering and researching, but no writing. Sometimes, I think that’s the most difficult part of being a writer—being still and patient while the story mixes itself together…

A good reminder

I heard a Margaret Atwood quote, “Remember trees don’t grow from air, they grow from dirt,” which reminded me that the best way to grow things is to add fertilizer, and all of it was an encouraging shot in the arm as I slog through this...

3,000 ways to not write a book

Three thousand words into the manuscript, and it’s delete, delete, delete. I know the premise is good. It gives me chills. I’ve talked about the idea with fellow writers of different genres and it gives them chills, too. The problem is the outline. Getting...