Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The latest words from the wordsmith

Well... calling myself a wordsmith seems a bit lofty. But writing has commenced so I'll let it slide.

I found the path through my newest novel and was able to flesh out a plot that made sense. Talking through a couple of roadblocks with another person helped me knock them down and get past the trouble spots. I even have the ending written already (I know, I know, jumping ahead again!) and it's a good conclusion that leaves the story both complete and open ended for the reader to imagine more beyond that last page.

Feeling good.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

She's back!

Woot woot! I heard a knock at the door and flung it open wide. Inspiration was there! "Did ya miss me," she said. Did I ever. It's so good to see an old friend. Now we're getting to work, tackling this beast of a story and wrestling it into shape. It'll be grand.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Back in the Saddle

Well, here we are. A quick review. This is the new home of the website. Welcome. What's been going on with the writer? Good stuff, actually. In case you missed it, I had a short story published in a literary magazine! That was tremendously exciting. Also, another milestone, I finished my first novel manuscript. That was the first time I've gotten all the way from once upon a time to and they lived happily ever after. You know what that means, right? Time to start the second novel.

O_o


And therein lies the problem. I am not sure which direction to go with the second story. Usually I know how the story starts, and I know how the story ends. Not this time. I have a general idea but can't get it off the launch pad. I can't even outline. I think the problem is I can't decide to stick with my chosen genre (see blog post from March 2011, "Naughty Bits") or to go more in a traditional romance direction. But, ya know what? I need to stick to the plan! I made this decision four years ago, for crying out loud, why am I putting myself through this again?

Just.

Stop.

So. With that in mind, I need to decide who my heroine and hero are. One of the will be human, the other not. Now I need to decide which one needs to be saved, and which one is savior. And the everything else that happens after that. The only thing to do is get on that writing horse and ride. Yeehaw!