I was up at six, (when you’re fasting, it’s weirdly easy to roll out of bed at the crack of dawn and be through the shower, done with the first cup of coffee, before seven AM… and at my desk and finished with necessary work emails and the one help desk ticket only I could do… Continue reading So today I start the type-in of the Ohio 2 Revision
Category: How To Find Your Writing Discipline
Today I hit a messy part of the manuscript…
I had a small fight with myself over whether to keep two short-term characters and the scene that included them, and after some struggle and bouncing my arguments around with myself, I let them stay. They tie into an earlier incident, and my conclusion with them in this book does offer some promise that today’s… Continue reading Today I hit a messy part of the manuscript…
You grind. You dig. You read with increasing despair through a manuscript that seemed while you were writing it like a thing of wonder. You wonder how you could have gone so far off the mark. And you think, “How did I think this was going to work?” and consider the possibility that you’re going… Continue reading Revelation Struck!!!
Read-through write-in revision of Ohio 2 now done through page 233 of 431
Read-through/write-in notes today flew, with Book 2 being a remarkably clean first draft (not even a lot of typos)… …Right up to the point where it wasn’t. In the last three novels, I changed some of the worldbuilding that I did in Two to something much better. And when I ran into the spot where… Continue reading Read-through write-in revision of Ohio 2 now done through page 233 of 431
Cuss, cuss, swear, swear, @#%^&*Z!!!!
Seriously… What a week. Earlier, the kitchen sink started spouting water, so we were doing dishes in the bathroom sink. Then the water heater died. Matt found a plumber, who will be coming out today, but since Monday, I’ve been refreshing my unused-but-never-forgotten camping skills, and have been doing a daily bath using one cup… Continue reading Cuss, cuss, swear, swear, @#%^&*Z!!!!
Came up short… but landed well
Today’s scene was fun. I like what I got, I like the twist, I like the humor. I am, however, not feeling well, and at the point were I realized I’ve been circling the drain on the scene without coming up with a “what next”, or anything else that would let me hit today’s planned… Continue reading Came up short… but landed well
Somebody’s Lying! 1392 words, 65,395 total… and “Too Good to Be True” comes to town
Today was a hoot. Seriously. Yesterday, I left my main in the middle of a situation that could have turned into a nightmare for her. And I saved and quit for the day having no idea how I was going to handle it. Today, though, the last line I wrote yesterday turned out to be… Continue reading Somebody’s Lying! 1392 words, 65,395 total… and “Too Good to Be True” comes to town
A Giggly Scene, A Wicked Secret… and I Love You, Tomorrow
No big secret that these books are set in a decidedly sideways version of the Ohio town in which I live. I love this place, and I’m having a wonderful time building some seriously wacky shit into what is in reality a lovely old town with a great history, and some fine and friendly people.… Continue reading A Giggly Scene, A Wicked Secret… and I Love You, Tomorrow
Coming of the Fen — The Ohio Invasion
There’s a certain amount of wackiness in what I have going on right now, in spite of the fact that the core of the problem my characters are facing is nothing less than save-the-world with a pretty big dollop of save-a-bunch-of-worlds. I’m having a helluva lot of fun playing with the situation. But… I can’t… Continue reading Coming of the Fen — The Ohio Invasion
Yesterdays revelation became today’s surprising scene
I knew yesterday that I left myself in a good place when I wrapped up the words. I didn’t realize how good until I started rolling this morning. My main character had a massive revelation about the crushing mistake she was about to make, and figured out a way to avert disaster on the upcoming… Continue reading Yesterdays revelation became today’s surprising scene