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
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with. Marty Feldman
I’ve been doing a lot of working on my books this week – and only some of it has involved actually writing new words. On Monday I spent an entire evening going line by line through a very good and thorough critique . . . → Read More: Hitting the (note)books
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other comes from a strong won’t. Henry Ward Beecher
The first week of 2012 has just about come and gone, and I’ve managed to finally get out of chapter one and on to chapter two (barely). The “dreaded chapter one” (as . . . → Read More: Getting messy
I never started from ideas but always from character. Ivan Turgenev
I am a character driven writer. I am a character driven reader, in fact. While I appreciate a good plot as much as the next person, and get a thrill from a great plot twist, what keeps me turning pages (usually) is what is happening with the . . . → Read More: On the benefits of lullabies