It has been sold time since my last post. I feel like I’m forever saying that. I guess life gets busier and busier and well you just tend to forget the blog that’s sitting there waiting to be written. Things have been happening, naturally, a little too fast to write them down…or decide which ones … More I am not Dead
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the process of writing so I thought I’d revisit it. And the particular part I’m revisiting is that of the leading ladies. You know, ladies have always been pretty important in my life. Starting with mom, of course, and moving on to when I was three-years-old and … More Process of Writing Revisited
Well it’s time for another Pilgrim’s Progress 3 update. So I’m on the next chapter. I think I mentioned wanting to do video blogs on Marianna in the future. I probably will at some point. Just need a good place to shoot–which at the moment is not my room. That’s my most major current project, … More Progress
Well it’s a new year! And I delayed my writing until now. I don’t like to talk discouraging things–it has it’s way of reacting back on one’s self. Because honestly I was thinking that 2014 was perhaps the biggest waste of my life. I started thinking about all that could have been. Don’t get me … More Happy New Year!
The fact is every writer needs critiques, needs advice. How you handle it, though, determines whether you become a better writer or collapse into a weeping ball of…tears. Hm, little dramatic. Those were close to my two extremes. I didn’t always collapse–not that anyone could see, that is. But I did tend to reevaluate myself to … More Process of Writing: Handling Advice
So this week I was thinking about the small victories of writing. You know, when you set that goal to write 1500 words and our write 1509? Maybe it’s because I just finished the second chapter of Marianna, but it made me think of at least two ways I could take this small victory. I … More Process of Writing: small victories
As I promised last week here is the scene I threw together for reference.
Marianna Trench is what I used to refer to my project as sometimes. I haven’t much lately, but for this process of writing I’m focusing on one scene I’ve recently worked on. I used to do a set of “versus” demo scenes, and I’ve started coming back to that. It helps me develop characters. So … More Process of Writing: Marianna Trench
I think it’s interesting what it means to be a writer. The other day I was thinking about it, and I thought ‘You know what? I actually don’t write!” Okay, I do compose my thoughts and share them with the world, but I don’t usually have a pencil and paper in front of me. With the dawn … More Process of Writing: Technology
I think I’ve touched on this before. But it’s been on my mind again as I was writing this week. Maybe it’s because I started so young and note my perspective has grown, or maybe I’m just a perfectionist with a fickle sense of accomplishment. Whatever the reason I’ve been revisiting and changing characters since day … More Process of Writing: reshaping characters part 1