Step one: Early Sunday morning. Wake up exactly when alarm cries out; do not, repeat DO NOT go back to bed. Head straight to the shower, do not pass go, do not check email, Facebook, Twitter, message boards, anything. So far as you know, the internet does not exist. Step two: While showering, soothe anxious … Continue reading Ten Steps to Cure Distraction and Gain Pages
It's official. I still like the novel I'm writing; she still sets my heart flying. Reading back the first four chapters after all this time is like I walked out of the room and wouldn't look at her for a month, but now that we're back together she's as pretty to me as she was … Continue reading Back Together Again
You may have noticed some silence here. I have not yet taken up a hobby to occupy myself offline; for example, I still don't know how to knit myself a hat and I will probably never know how to knit myself a hat, and I hope I don't regret that later, when it's cold out … Continue reading Me, My Distractions and My Doubts and My Lack of Knitting Ability and My Neglected Chapter 5
Sometimes there are these incredible, supportive people you run into in the world who believe in you and your book and just want to support you for no other reason than the fact that maybe they're just really awesome? I swear they exist and the talented YA author Courtney Summers is one of those people! … Continue reading Win a Copy of DANI NOIR!
Guess where I am. I'm down here where anything seems possible. Where the words flow—you hope—and the pages multiply—please—and you're so deep into writing this novel you couldn't stop if someone dragged you away by the hair, which would hurt, sure, but you'd lose a few hairs over it, it's your novel. It's fun down … Continue reading Welcome to Firstdraftland
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