At 98,500 words, after not really writing for four and a half years and then buckling down for a seriously busy two months, The Gods Defense first draft is DONE!!! Now that is a good way to end a year. Can’t wait to see what happens in 2015. 2015’s goals: 1. Edit The Gods Defense, … More FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE GODS DEFENSE
Alright, first of all, sorry about the neglect the past two weeks. I’m home for the holidays (check the pretty pretty pic) and they have been busy. Finally have some time to breathe. I also took about a week hiatus from writing… anything, and so I’m still trying to finish my Nano novel. And here’s … More A NOVEL IS A SEDUCTION
(Picture of the Vandy Law Class of 2013 on our first day of law school. Babies, just babies.) This is a poem I wrote at the end of 1L year. I’m not usually one much for poetry, but after the… interesting year that my first year of law school was, poetry was the only way … More 1L
So, this is another “cop-out” post. Where instead of coming up with stuff on writing, hashing out my process, or just plain ranting, I gift wrap and hand over a post on writing that is far better than anything I could come up with so I can get my butt back to writing my book. … More JIM BUTCHER ON WRITING – SEQUELS
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bad case of the Mondays. It’s the first day of the last week I have to work this year and I’m just done. I’m so ready for vacation. From work, from people, hopefully not from my book 😉 So, for everyone else who’s trying to get … More QUOTES ON WRITING – SOME INSPIRATION TO KICK OFF YOUR WEEK
A little while ago I posted an article on the law for writers. It got lonnnnnng, so long that people told me it was too difficult to read, too much info in too little space, and since it was just a list, the bullet points they got didn’t really make sense. So I’m going more … More THE LAW FOR WRITERS – WHAT’S WRONG WITH HTGAWM?
I recently joined Scribophile.com and one of the groups is on fighting. Basically writer’s discussing weapons and how to write believable fight scenes. I started a thread on Fighting and Fashion, to discuss what the stylish character wears about town to conceal (or enhance) weapons. I thought I’d share my thoughts on the issue of dressing … More FIGHTING AND FASHION – DRESSING TO KILL
No! Not again. I moan, I whine, I rend garments. My brain is wrung out like a junkie. See? I’m mixing my similes over here. It’s not pretty. I’ve made it. The final battle. Where the bad guys drop all pretense and execute an all out attack, and the good guys take up arms and try one … More WRITER’S CRISIS! – THE FINAL BATTLE EDITION
This is a pep talk from Jim Butcher from the final week of Nanowrimo. It is quite possibly my favorite one, not surprising since I love Jim Butcher, and it’s not specific to Nano. It’s about writing, every day, and not because you can but because you must. I thought it was fitting since now … More PEP TALK FROM JIM BUTCHER DURING NANO
I need help. One of the great things about Nanowrimo was the chart keeping track of your words. You’d write and click on your word counter to update, even just a few words at a time, and it’d update and show you your chart. A nice little boost in that sense of accomplishment. A reward … More NEED HELP FINDING WORD COUNT GRAPHICS
This is a quick shout out (aka brag 😉 to my boy, Oleg Volk. http://olegvolk.net/blog/ He’s a photographer and creative designer, mostly for weapons related companies, and over the weekend he was helping a friend design the cover for his latest book. Look out, I’m going to be dropping names like napalm. His friend Peter Grant … More MORAL OF THE STORY? BE NICE AND HELP YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY’LL BECOME FAMOUS
No, you’re not done! You’re a writer. There is no done. There is simply the next chapter, next rewrite, next story. Nanowrimo is fantastic because it gives you a goal and sets up a community to help cheer you on and keep you accountable. This helps with developing the writing habit. You get into the … More NANO’S OVER! I CAN BE LAZY NOW BECAUSE I’M DONE, RIGHT?