That’s right, I said it. My semi-pantser model of writing the early drafts of WoEM has become a bit of an annoyance. I think I have been converted to a planner.
Now that I’m well into of my revisions — in the final third of my story — my somewhat free-wheeling outline style has come back to bite me.
Luckily, I found a somewhat easy way to fix it… and avoid it in the future. Continue reading How Pantsing Makes Revising Harder than It Needs to Be
I’d give you anything,
Because you won’t ask for a thing.
I want to do everything for you,
Because you need me for nothing. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #97 – Useless
Once in a time span,
we connect in love, laughter,
a cascade friendship.
It’s sort of romantic the way old friends can connect with each other. Even after a decade or more, I still manage to find little sparks of humor and love with people I do not always see or interact with regularly. There’s a certain comfort in that, but also a sad longing. I think both of those feelings contribute to a more content life.
I click on pretty much any content that has ‘wolf’ in the title. This time it worked well in my favor.
Right. Soo this is my attempt at a Stevie-like update. Please don’t expect this to become a regular occurrence as it feels awkward as all hell to be jotting life down this way, but here goes: Continue reading Song Share and Intention Update!
After a pretty hectic, up-and-down week, today feels pretty good. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Excitement is Real
My how things can change in a few days. Monday was a strange day. Due to circumstances at work, I ended up over-thinking a lot of things, some work-related, some book-related, and getting a little stressed.
Despite my wave of confidence last Friday, I’m pretty nervous about the entire publishing process.
I feel good about my book and my abilities to make it enjoyable for people aside from my friends, but publishing the thing is an entirely different story. Continue reading The 9-Step Publication Plan
life lost in a flash:
all our memories rush passed,
all the good, all the bad,
Last moment of the treasured Past,
before the Present becomes painful.
bad luck of a die cast,
Future lost and potential dashed. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #87 – Goodbye
Broken sky fragments
tumbling to Earth like marbles
pinging off car hoods.
As I’ve already written several times, revision for my third manuscript of WoEM have gone rather smoothly. I’ve had to rewrite a couple of sections, or rethink my character arcs, but overall, I feel really good about where this story is in this more polished iteration.
Am I crazy? Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Am I Confident or Just Naive?
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my short story, “Wolf’s Moon Night,” was published on FiveOnTheFifth.com.
If you haven’t read it yet, then go read it!
Now, my short story has a beautiful title card to go along with it. Continue reading Amazing Illustration for My Short Story!