“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails.” – T.H. White, The Once and Future King
I started writing Not Your Average Beauty in the fall of 2009. I had just joined RWAC as present to myself for finishing my first . . . → Read More: Moving from WIP to Done: What I’ve learned from writing NYAB
I was on vacation last week and this week I’m blogging over at the RWAC blog today – hope you . . . → Read More: I’m blogging over at the RWAC blog today
Shawna Romkey, who’s book Speak of the Devil is coming out soon (Crescent Moon Press) tagged me in her blog to answer a few questions about my WIP. I’ve decided to choose Not Your Average Beauty, since my current WIP is still in its infancy. So here goes!
What is the working title of your book?
Not Your Average Beauty
Where . . . → Read More: Tag! I’m It!
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill
This past summer I read a novel by a very popular writer that wasn’t a bad read once the story got started, which was somewhere around page 104. Right now, I . . . → Read More: The Neverending Beginning
When you write you tell yourself a story. When you rewrite you take out everything that is NOT the story. ― Stephen King
As the saga of my writing malaise continues, I am still busy reading, which gave me cause to be on goodreads more frequently than normal. I have a very basic existence there, and I use . . . → Read More: Telling myself a story
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James
Short post, because it’s summer (and what an amazing summer we are having) and I have a print out beside me of what I’ve written to date on my latest WIP. I had to stop and see . . . → Read More: Summer afternoons
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. Brenda Ueland
I seem to have found my creative footing again. It was hard at first, and I’m not saying that prose worthy . . . → Read More: A panster with a plan
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God. Sidney Sheldon
If you are a regular follower of this blog, (if you are not a regular follower, well, welcome!) you will have noticed I’ve not written any postings for a while – 3 weeks or so, which is a record for . . . → Read More: White space
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley
I need music to write, or at least to let my brain wander so I can think of what to write. Mostly I can’t write with music going, although I managed it tonight. I had to put it on, in fact, to push myself . . . → Read More: A new soundtrack for a new WIP