No Big Deal
Just have to embody the essence of Florence in a few sentences. No pressure or anything. Edited to Add: I did it. Now I’m going to eat all the cookies as a reward.
Writing Process Blog Tour Redux
A few years ago I participated in a Writing Process Blog Tour. This was during a particularly crappy part of my life, when I was not very happy with myself, or anything in general. I recently rediscovered that blog post. First, I had to chuckle at myself and my verbosity (:/). Second, I had to marvel and…
Today’s Writing Soundtrack
Here’s a couple songs I threw on repeat while writing today. Primavera Part 1 by Brian Reitzell Nine Crimes by Damien Rice: (Yes, parts of the story were very sad indeed. Why-ever do you ask? :P) Edited to add this: “Bloodfest” by Brian Reitzell
I’m going to try posting a Weekly Excerpt each week. It will help me continue the habit of blogging regularly, which I started with #WriterLifeMonth. It will also give my existing readers something to read while we wait for my work to find a home and be published ( 🙂 ), and it will give new…
Get Knocked Down . . .
Earlier this week I received a form rejection from an anthology submission. I hate form rejections. They are cold, cold bastards. Even though I had some reservations about the publisher, and wondered if my piece was right (it obviously wasn’t), a form rejection still stings. It also stings because I’ve had a string of personal…
Goal Oriented versus Task Oriented
In a couple of writing workshops I’ve attended, writers were encouraged to think of goals for each character, ie, a challenge or problem the character had to overcome which would signify change in the character. This is all fine and dandy, and seems to work for some people. The problem I always had that I…
Through Fires and the Abyss
So I was scrolling through the Twitter the other day, as I am wont to do, and I stumbled across this Tweet: If someone is holding your hand throughout the writing process you haven’t gone through the wall of fire yet. Fair enough, fair enough. Okorafor ought to know, as the multiple awards winning author…
Flesh of Mine
#WriterLifeMonth Day 7: Writing music. Every time I start a writing project, I tend to start a playlist for that project. It’s just a haphazard collection of songs which end up cobbled together, by virtue of being part of that project and the writing process. The songs can evoke certain scenes to my mind, or…
We’re Not Here if We’re Queer
To be honest, I am always angry when people say they’re are publishing work by queer authors, but that the topics of the stories therein are not “limited” to LGBTQAI etc topics. I know they mean well, but what they are saying is that somehow, our unique identities and experiences are limiting. That somehow being queer…
The Writing Process
Me: Well, time to roll up my sleeves and finish editing that story so I can submit it for publication. A few hours later: Me: Shit. Me: I wrote another short story instead.