Character Misbehavior: What to Do?

What do you do with someone who just won't behave? I'm talking secretive, aloof, moody . . . She wants something, I know, but she won't tell me what. She's keeping me up nights and interfering with my WIP's progress, for sure. I'm not talking about a daughter or a friend or a sister, although … Continue reading Character Misbehavior: What to Do?

Small Stone # 4

I worked on a novel synopsis today. Striking words. Erasing. Marking in bold the lines I still felt were not working. Printing out, reading, scribbling, going back and doing it again. Then, a few words fell into place and felt right. Here. And there. An exercise in mindfulness.

The Five Stages, Or Facing Up to the Re-write

Hi there. After completing the October Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge, I've been absent from this space for a while. I wrote twenty-five posts during the challenge, many of which were emotionally grueling. (Here's a sample post, just about in the middle: Age Twelve: The Great Void.) I'm glad I finished, although I wish I'd … Continue reading The Five Stages, Or Facing Up to the Re-write