I've made a little progress working my way through the first edit of Frigid Nights (Sirens). While I'm about halfway through, the first edit is primarily grammar and phrasing along with the overall plot and character development. In the second and third edits are when I actually attempt to enhance the plot and smooth out … Continue reading 30Nov2019
I haven't sat down to write anything creative in nearly a month. I haven't worked on Sirens (Frigid Nights), I haven't written a creative sentence, and I haven't written a blog in a long time. I apologize to those who were holding their breath waiting for the next post, but I needed it. I needed to … Continue reading The Art of Not Writing
This here's a bit of a book review. I just finished A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks. I've read a number of his books because the way I can best describe my desire to read them is there is so much negativity in the world that Sparks reminds us of the good stuff … Continue reading A Bend in the Road
Finishing the first draft of your novel is best described as relieving. Your story, albeit in rough form, is finally down on paper and out of your head. It's finally tangible and real. It's freeing because you don't have the looming feeling hovering over you that you need to put it down. You've done that … Continue reading Why the First Edit is the Best and the Worst
Did you ever wish you could read at supersonic speed so you could read as many books as possible? Me too. Unfortunately, this is a rare skill that eludes many despite how in demand it may be. I would love to have this skill but I can only read so fast. I've gotten better lately … Continue reading How Many Books Can You Read at Once?