Ever overlooked a detail or powered through an exposition paragraph because you thought it didn’t matter? What about fudging the specifics of a process because you were too lazy to look it up? How about settling for something approximating the description you really wanted because thinking of the right word was taking too long?
Have you ever been so entirely snared by a story idea that everything else immediately takes second place? I’m not talking about a bolt-of-lightning idea – one of those rabbits that comes out of nowhere and invades your thoughts for a day or a week – I’m talking about something more long term. A story idea that came to you a year ago, built upon itself by occupying your free thoughts when you didn’t even realize you were daydreaming, and came to become a wave so large it blotted out the sun. It pushed your current WIP, day job, social life… everything… into the back seat of the car.
Yes? No? Stop saying weird stuff, Dave? Continue reading “Write In Weird Places II – The Metro”
It’s hard to believe that there are only 10 days left in April, isn’t it? Where does the time go? What have I accomplished? Why isn’t my book done yet?
This week of intense writing has taught me something extremely valuable, something for which I think I’ll be grateful for a long time to come. Continue reading “April Challenge – Week 3 Recap – Write Slow”
The moral of this week was pretty simple and obvious: This s*** is getting a lot harder.
Before I get into any of that in more detail, here is this week’s recap: Continue reading “April Challenge – Week 2 Recap – This S*** Is Getting Tough”
Early mornings, late nights, a trillion words written, loud music, standing desks, and bananas – week 1 of the April challenge was a massive success. If you haven’t read my post about what I’m doing this month, check it out here. As a quick recap, I promised to: Write 90,000 words in April (3,000 a day) Step up at the gym, and Quit drinking (boooooo!) … Continue reading April Challenge – Have You Ever Eaten Four Bananas?
We writers are stressed out, jumpy folks, don’t you think? Some of us can be downright irritable. We can be argumentative and contrarian. A lot of us aren’t very good in crowds. We get anxious a lot. That’s the stereotype, I know, so I apologize if any of you are different. I can just see a comment rolling in a few hours from now: “I’m … Continue reading How To Fly Stress Free