Monthly Archives: August 2017

Some Clarification on the Writing Process . . .

(Warning: Rant ahead. If you have a fragile ego or otherwise still buy into your mommy’s “special snowflake” story, you’ll probably want to avert your gaze. Like now.) People who know me likely think that I have no respect for self-publishing. In truth, I am very excited and optimistic about the many avenues that professional…

Thoughts on Writing ‘The Book That Doesn’t End’

I completed my first novel draft in 2003, during National Novel Writing Month. Seven years later, I had written more that 200,000 words spanning three-plus drafts of this same novel. I finally realized that “winging it,” or pants-ing it (as in flying by the seat of one’s pants), didn’t work for me. Fast-forward to 2012….

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