I’ve been writing flash fiction this month. Since I can’t settle on an idea for a longer project, I decided to write some flash fiction. That way, I’ll keep my writing muscles busy. And, I’m holding out hope that I will stumble into an idea that ignites my passion for a novella or novel. This …
When nearly eighty percent of people in America say they plan to write a book someday, there’s an urban legend that writing a book is a right of passage and something everyone can do. If everyone can do it, then it must be easy. Simple. A snap.
Let me tell you, the myth of ease behind this urban legend is false.
Series are bread and butter for authors. Readers like me who decide to binge read a series if they love the first book make it so. Some of us enjoy writing series, too. But things can get tricky when you’re writing a series. I know this because I’ve written several trilogies in my short career. …
Writing anything is a process. Writing a novel can be a lengthy commitment of time, energy and mental resources. Right now I’m hip deep in the mire of revisions.
Some people don’t understand how involved the revision process can be, so they think that the hard part of writing a novel is over. You know, coming up with a brilliant premise and then telling the story to the sum of 70-100 thousand words.