Greetings, all...how's that story going? Mine...meh. I've some semblance of an idea, but if you're anything like me, you know that sometimes it takes a phrase or a particularly vivid image to get the words really flowing. My last quarter of grad school was spent in a workshop where we had to produce one story a … Continue reading Heat #1 – Still thinking…
Greetings to those of you who are taking part in NYC Midnight’s Short Story Challenge, 2017 edition! (Not a long hashtag at all, is it?) This is my first time competing, and I can already tell, I wish I’d started participating sooner. I saw adverts for the contests on my Facebook feed; the first one I … Continue reading #ShortStoryChallenge2017
Ello ello all. Here I thought I was going to be “good” this year, and post every single day on this blog. *insert obnoxious buzzer noise here* Truth is, I have been working on Infernal, but part of my process is to slave over it with good old-fashioned pen and paper first. I learned a … Continue reading An idea buffet, for gluttons like me.
...Ok, 361. Or, since today is nearly over, 360, if you want to be that technical. So, here's to another 360 days' worth of writing, planning, screaming at my characters, falling in love with Scrivener (seriously, best program I've ever, EVER used...worth the price of a MacBook Pro just to be able to use the … Continue reading 2017: 365 more chances.
Well then. Been awhile. I feel a little like Rip Van Winkle. Without the flowy beard. According to my countdown, it’s only 10 days now until go time. Since my last post, work became nearly insufferable, interfering with my writing project(s) to the point that of an evening, I didn’t feel like blogging about it/them, … Continue reading Thesis – Uh, what week is it now…?
If your characters are not speaking to you, then you have space to work on their environment, give them a place to exist. Lovingly (or otherwise) craft rich sensory spaces wherein your characters can relax, feel alone, explore, and make their own. – My thesis reader. I’m learning that this too, is easier said … Continue reading Thesis – Week 5: Location, Location, Location
I must find a more creative way to begin these posts, apart from histrionic lamentations about the fleeting nature of time. But still: My God, where is the time going? This week, unfortunately, my thesis was relegated to the back seat in light of a bit of chaos in my personal life. Nothing terribly serious, but, … Continue reading Thesis – Week 4: NaNoWriMo
As of late, I find myself writing about writing, as opposed to actually writing anything that can be considered “progress” for my thesis. This blog was supposed to help me stay on track, not become a means where I can willfully sidetrack myself. Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator it seems. The other night, it … Continue reading Thesis – Week 3 Part II
Um, where did the week go? No really, what happened? I fully intended to post again before the beginning of Week 3…but here I am. Week THREE already?! I seem to be plagued by frequent headaches recently, so that has made me want to avoid staring at computer screens for longer than I have to. … Continue reading Thesis – Week 3: No villain?!
Welcome to week 2 of the self-guided thesis! …wherein I go into panic mode. Hey I admit it, I am a recovering professional procrastinator. When I have a deadline, my coping mechanism seems to be either a) make the project even more complicated, involved and demanding! Excellent idea! or b) do something else, completely unrelated, … Continue reading Thesis – Week 2: DON’T PANIC!