Writing Woes

On First Drafts

By |2017-03-07T15:38:54+00:00October 12th, 2014|Empath, Writing Woes|

Empath is the first “new” first draft that I’ve written in something like fifteen years. The spirit and character names come from a story I wrote when I was 12, but that story was written by a 12-year-old, and h’obviously needed to be scrapped. The characters as they exist today are […]

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My Love Heptagon

By |2017-03-07T15:38:48+00:00October 5th, 2014|Writing Woes|

I have an interesting conundrum.

For the next two or three years, I’ve got a plan to release the rest of the Razia series, and a couple other books and series. My goal is 3-4 a year until I’m living comfortably on my royalties. As with Razia, most of these books […]

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Writing Sequels

By |2017-03-06T12:16:58+00:00August 25th, 2014|Writing Woes|

When I first started writing as a pre-teen, my idea of a “novel” was probably somewhere around 20,000 words (at most). So, naturally, I would be able to crank out a book and then get to writing sequels. At the beginning, I was writing upwards of five books in a […]

Write What You Know

By |2017-03-20T11:33:31+00:00August 6th, 2014|Writing Woes|

There’s a writing cliche that has been blogged and opined about for years – “Write what you know.”

Fantasy writers say, “How am I supposed to write as a princess stuck in a tower who owns dragons?”

Sci-Fi writers say, “How am I supposed to write if I’ve never been to space?”

Horror […]

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Patience

By |2017-03-06T11:54:02+00:00March 28th, 2014|Writing Woes|

“Patient anticipation
All my life I’ve been hurry up and wait…”
– “Independence,” The Band Perry

In case you missed it, I finished writing my book.

It was actually kind of weird. It wasn’t sitting at a typewriter, putting down the last few words, smiling satisfactorily, and sipping my coffee. I was filling in […]

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