Today I got 458 words on Ohio 5, which was 458 more than I figured I’d get. And I liked what I got, which was a continuation of the situation my characters walked into yesterday. I’ll take the weekend off from fiction, and by Monday, we should be mostly done with the website stuff, excluding… Continue reading Ohio progress, AND almost done with the new HollysWritingClasses.com site.
The Ghost Who’ll Be Coming to Ohio
The text message at the top of this post (which I sent to Matt at 3:34 AM on 12/6/20) includes the date and time because my half-sister, Julie, died in 2016, before her birthday, which was December 3rd. I got the news of her death from my older son, Mark, who called Matt while we… Continue reading The Ghost Who’ll Be Coming to Ohio
Why I shut down my Patreon fundraiser
I’d intended to send a Questions & Answers email to my How to Write a Novel launch list, but that’s going to have to wait.Instead, I did THIS. Closed my “Move out of Florida while writing fiction” fundraiser. Here’s why — it’s this clause in the Patreon Legal Agreement https://www.patreon.com/legal By posting content to Patreon you grant us a… Continue reading Why I shut down my Patreon fundraiser
I have NEW Fiction and Nonfiction available!
It’s taken a while to get past the indigestible lump that was How To Think Sideways, but from now on, I’m hoping to get at least one new item into print every month. This month, I have two—LIGHT THROUGH FOG, the first Holly Lisle Single (short fiction), and CREATE A CHARACTER CLINIC, 2nd EDITION. Both… Continue reading I have NEW Fiction and Nonfiction available!
The New Paranormal Suspense Covers
I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the… Continue reading The New Paranormal Suspense Covers
The Ghost Story, WABWM, and TALYSMANA
I finished my ghost story. Title? >>>–4EVR—> The title means a lot. I got it to Trisha Telep in time, heard back that I’d made the deadline—and we are NOT going to talk about the morning-to-next-morning hours I worked for several days getting that revision done. What was supposed to have been a 6500-word story… Continue reading The Ghost Story, WABWM, and TALYSMANA
FInished My Ghost Story
1399 words, and my ghost story, The Other Chance,; is done. The story in first draft runs 7641 words. I always add some words in second draft, because my first drafts run lean. I like my ending, I like the twist I got, and I definitely did not see the last bit going the way… Continue reading FInished My Ghost Story
Aleksa learns the secret
Ki finally admits the truth to Aleksa…and she didn’t react the way I expected. Interesting. So tomorrow, I’ll pursue the conversation further, and find out why she responded as she did. 293 words. How did your writing go?
Staging A Rescue of the Untrusting
Back to Ki’s POV, and him pulling Aleksa out of a situation he previously got her into. I did 3588 words on Lesson Four of HTRYN today, and was pretty happy to get the 287 I managed on Dreaming the Dead. I’m not exactly enthralled by what I got. But I’m dead tired, and I… Continue reading Staging A Rescue of the Untrusting
Main Character Transition
Aleksa has discovered having people trying to kill her, in some odd way, agrees with her. Her life, derailed when she was fifteen, has taken an odd turn suddenly, and she discovers that she has something to live for—that her life has become valuable to her again. 569 words. How are you doing?