Category: Writing

Down with the bloody big pen!

Down with the bloody big pen!

I often find myself frustrated with writing.  I feel like the market is so competitive, nobody will ever read my works.  I won’t become a national phenomenon, and I’ll never meet amazing authors like J.K. Rowling and Tamora Pierce.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing, granted, but every once and a while, I get depressed about it.  I want to see the paperback artwork for my book… instead of just pixels on my computer screen. These times are the times when I stop writing.  Why?  Because I feel like I have so little freedom any way, why should I […]

Posted June 26, 2010 in Writing // 0 Comments //
The first round?

The first round?

One of the most fabulous things ever is finishing a story. One of the most difficult things is turning around and editing that story. I’ve struggled through two chapters of revisions for Fate. One of them is a complete rewrite, and it lost about twelve pages in transition. I think it’s better though, but I’m always concerned about the pacing. I’m in a Fiction Workshop class and I’m using it to get criticism on Fate. I’ve gotten some great reviews, which is really uplifting. Obviously I still have a lot of work to do, but it’s getting there. I had […]

Posted February 8, 2010 in Writing // 0 Comments //
NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

Halloween has come and gone. I intended to write a blog on Sahmein and the roots of Halloween, but my day seemed to fly by. I ended up working a nine hour shift at work in these really excellent high-heeled knee-high Victorian boots that rendered it nearly impossible for me to walk by the time the store closed and I got to go home. No festivities, I didn’t even watch a Halloween movie in full (shame on me. I started Beetlejuice and fell asleep, and Hocus Pocus got lost in translation I’m afraid). But I had a better Halloween than […]

Posted November 3, 2009 in Writing // 0 Comments //
“Recollections”:  A Piece in Character Voice

“Recollections”: A Piece in Character Voice

Blaise curled up against the cold stone floor of the tower, looking at the top of her knees as through there was something terribly interesting about the blue denim. The rain pitter-pattered against the walls, sometimes even flying in through the window and dampening the desolate room a little more. She shivered and wrapped her long black sweater closer around her. Winter was the most depressing time of the year, whether there was snow or the traditional English rain. Traditionally, winter was the time when the world repainted itself – by magic, it would seem – in the most morose […]

Posted January 31, 2009 in Writing // 1 Comment //
Something that stirs the people….

Something that stirs the people….

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I still want to be a writer. I don’t think that urge will ever cease. I know that I will never write an arousing novel, the type of work that makes people squirm with excitement, the type of thing that will glue people to the pages. These day, that is more of a challenge than ever. J.K. Rowling did it. Stephanie Meyers did it. I don’t believe I have that sort of sway. I don’t have an original story. Isaac said something interesting Tuesday night that I’ve been thinking about. I have read a lot […]

Posted November 20, 2008 in Writing // 1 Comment //