I Get Scared

I’ve been working on a new novel idea, and I’m doing it differently this time. (Hopefully I’ll elaborate on that soon.) At the moment, I’m a little scared. Do you get scared right before you begin your first scene? I’m so anxious, my chest wall presses up against my sternum. It’s a little tight in there, like maybe… Read More I Get Scared

Writing Bliss

Just a pretty view, but what’s that? Today felt fan-tabulous. I fiiinally started the story that I’ve been thinking about for eons. This story began its budding life with a title I liked…and then last fall a memorial bench in my neighborhood park sparked my interest. A few weeks after noticing the memorial plaque beside the bench, I took these… Read More Writing Bliss

THE END!

There’s nothing like writing “THE END” (must be all caps, for me at least) on a first draft, and I wrote just that this morning! Yippee! Of course, there’s still much to accomplish during revisions, but I have my story, verbose as it may be. I overwrite my first drafts — too much description, too much repetition, too much explanation… Read More THE END!