Dear Jane, My WIP is on hold. It lacks ongoing conflict. My protagonist's actions don't affect the big picture. It's your fault I know about these faults. You made me read many good writing blogs. (Yes, your fault. I see your half of a conversation on Twitter and want to see the rest.) I also … Continue reading Lucky 7 Game
Yep, published, for a minor definition of published -- but still more official than any of my work to date. Under my real name: Sandy Schoen. Yay! http://mgddasef.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-i-got-my-agent-11.html
Once again, I'll save my Twitter contacts the joy of a post every time I come up for air, and the post will self-publish around midnight tonight. (Yes, I like WordPress's scheduling feature. Now, if only it would Tweet to my account when the post goes out,...) Going back two scenes, just because ... and … Continue reading Conversations with my Muse, Part ???
Today's tough scene is their "first time". The challenge is keeping it balanced, knowing what to do before they close the door. @JaneLebak Last night's problem line is now toast. Found a better approach. He stepped back, uncomfortable. I don't want her to feel pressured ... ROTFL (at Jane's Twitter comment about zombies) ... he … Continue reading Conversations with my Muse, Part II
I'm one of those people who need to come up for air frequently while writing. Usually I need to shift my view or rethink a sentence. Sometimes I need to ask a question, and often the process of deciding the right question gives me the answer. Today, rather than fill my Twitter feed, I decided … Continue reading Conversations with my Muse
Hello, my name is Cricket, and I'm a packrat. I also can't work in the middle of a mess. The next chapter of my novel (no, don't ask, it's a long story) is due at the end of the month. (Or a week later if I'm willing to pay for rush shipping.) This novel has … Continue reading Recursive Backups and the Reluctant Writer
When I thought Onebit might propose, I told him the most romantic proposal I'd ever heard was "The sun rises in your eyes." It's from Guy Gavriel Kay's (spelling?) Fionavar Tapestry series. A year later, he used those very words for real. A comment elsewhere made me think of that old interest, proposals and wedding … Continue reading Vows and Proposals