I am still a little afraid of sharing my work, and I don’t think that will ever go away. Sharing work is a crucially important part of being a writer, but that doesn’t make it less of a terrifying experience. I am afraid that my work, shrouded in secret for up to years at a… Continue reading The Casual Reader and the Ugly Baby
Hello and welcome to this week’s Weekly Update!
It’s a new year! 2016 is all shiny and new, and a lot has happened for me this week!
I recently decided, after writing more than 160,000 words, that the series I’m working on should not be set in an alternate, slightly-future Earth, but instead in a new world entirely. I have a lot of reasons for deciding to do this absolutely masochistic thing, which I will maybe elaborate in a different blog post.
The new year’s approach always brings a slew of resolutions, and I am no exception to the rule. I would like to take some time to reflect on the things I have accomplished as a writer this year and the things I hope to accomplish next year.
Why is it easier for me to write more consistently during NaNoWriMo than any other time of the year? This is a question I ask myself very frequently.
The weather is cold; Christmas songs suffuse the radio. We are halfway through December and NaNoWriMo is a few weeks behind us. If you’re like me, as a result of that annual November typing frenzy, you have a pretty rough first novel draft waiting for you to attack it.
There is one simple magic trick to being a writer: Write.