Friday, October 29, 2010

What does it mean to be "Satisfied"

At what point do you except your writing for what it is… how can you be happy enough to call a manuscript complete?

I wish I knew, and hope someday I will know.

I’ve been out of town without internet access, so I hope I’ve caught up with all your blogs.

The more I look back on what I’ve done the more I see the writer I was rather than who I am or think I am.

I can’t move on and I can’t seem to find happiness in what I am doing, so all I can do is keep moving forward until I am.

What about you, how is it going and how do you find the “good” in what you write.

Any tricks, suggestion or any other comment you leave will not fall on deaf ears.


Saturday, October 16, 2010



Compare... do you ever compare a good book to your own, and it makes you feel hopeless, like everything you have done pales in comparison, like you should try and make it grander, bigger, better just to make your book fit in.

I try and not do this, but like most authors I find it nearly impossible.

Every time a character sticks with me after reading a particular book, I find myself wishing readers of my book will look at my chars this way.

Learning to be ME is becoming the biggest obstacle of all during the process of becoming a writer.

Trying to write with my own voice while growing from others authors who inspire me-and yet not letting those voices control mine is a strange place to be.

What do you think?

Thx for any comment you might

Saturday, October 2, 2010

So, how is everyone doing?


How is your WIP going?

How’s life?

My WIP is going along (slowly) but at least is going. If everything works out as I predict I should be wrapped up with the first draft (my 5th first draft) the reason I call it a first draft instead of revision, is because of the amount of changes.

I find my dialog and characters are good, far better than I would have thought. My ability to narrate and write well constructed sentences so it’s not so “herky-jerky” for the reader, is my down fall.

The problem is my attempt to fix these issues, every time it seems worse than when I started… so I’m moving on to completion and will seek help from the Pro (Shakespeare) when I’m done.

Thx for any comment you might leave.

Best of luck to you all… lord knows I need it.