“Requested” takes precedence over “on-spec”

In the writing universe, at least, those projects which an editor is waiting to see take precedence over those which are purely speculative. I’ll still be doubling up — working on both the requested thing and Midnight Rain. However, between yesterday afternoon and this morning I’ve had a serious re-think. First thing in the morning… Continue reading “Requested” takes precedence over “on-spec”

760 words

I always expect more words the first time I check the count. I’m always disappointed. Later on, I usually have more than I expect, and am delighted by my progress, but that first check is always frustrating. I’ve gotten so that I hold off on checking, just so I won’t get a low first number… Continue reading 760 words

Back to it.

Finished through scene 20 last night — have done 21 and am starting on 22 right now. These are rough two-to-three-sentence outlines that just hit on how each scene expresses that scene’s conflict and how it ties in to the major theme (or secondary theme). It is, from experience, not something you can show to… Continue reading Back to it.