Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keepin' On

While I've been busy the past couple of weeks living my 'day job', I've been moonlighting with my fantasy WIP, my sci-fi novella, and beta-reading an incredible story. Claiming the Prize, by Nadja Notariani is a genre I'm pretty unfamiliar with, but highly recommend with its edge of your seat tension. It's action-packed and rooted with a deep and moving story. Filled with characters of a wide variety, it's the first piece of fiction I've read in a long time in which every character was real and believable! While I've got a deadline to keep in reading it, I'm enjoying it too much to consider it work. Please check out her page and read excerpts of both pieces she's writing: Claiming the Prize and Her Dark Baron. If you're searching for down to earth fiction that's just as real as life itself, swing by her page to see how you can claim the prize!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I am happy to say that the novella is coming along, maybe a little slower than I want, but I know that I'm being careful. My fantasy WIP is slower, as I'm spending more time with the novella. My rationale is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. By that I mean that the creative batteries need to cool down and regroup to resume the steady flow I'm more comfortable with whilst writing.

The first chapter of the novella is aboutish a quarter of the way written. But I am committed, until the novel draws more of my attention for a time to recuperate the creative process for the novella. So I will become a flip-flopper. And that's the only time I will, because I can't stand indecision.

Anyway, I'm taking my time to write, because years of rushing headlong into stories hadn't worked out too well for me. So, wish me luck, because I've wished for you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Time Has Come

After ironing out the details of the novella I've pondered and planned for the last few weeks, I have just arrived to the point of actually writing it. Whew! I know for me, I'm the hardest one to work with when it comes to writing. I'll spend hours arguing back and forth on certain details, characters, settings what have you until one of two things happens: I become frustrated to the point of working on another project, or I'll have to just turn the switch off and just do what I do and see what happens afterward.

I'm sure to stump or confound myself down the road, but I believe I'm reaching the point of just writing like I work: just do it, it'll turn out however it turns out. Now I still adhere to my usual regimented structure of doing things, but I'll only write like walking a path: wherever it takes me, or rather, where I write it to take me.

I hope others can relate to this quandry, because honestly, I'm sick of myself. So now that I've reconciled with myself over my own nit-picking and trying to fine tune or polish things, I feel fit for duty to continue forward.

Until next time, get to know yourself better, otherwise you'll make yourself crazy.