I had an epiphany the other night about my writing efforts as of late. I’ve been pouring my time into my favorite short stories, editing them ruthlessly, while outlining others here and there and taking my time bringing them to life. This entire year I’ve almost exclusively focused on cranking out short stories, with only a few weeks of work put towards my novel. I’ve wanted to build up my portfolio and have more short stories to show agents and publishers, since when this year began I’d sold all of my work and had nothing to show potential editors. Continue reading “It. Is. Over.”
Let’s do an activity. I’m going to ask you a question, so wherever you’re reading this take a moment to clear your mind. Now, when I ask, “What are you afraid of?” what comes to mind?
If you’re like me, this image suddenly pops into your head. Continue reading “Horror Stories and Word Limits”
So, it turns out writing a novel takes a lot longer than I thought. Or rather, editing a novel takes a lot longer than I thought. Continue reading “My Pledge”
This week I started editing my novel hardcore. I eat, breathe, and sleep in the world of Tove now. Yet despite spending numerous hours each day editing and revising, I am only a fraction of the way through this behemoth. This book is killing me. In a good way, though. Continue reading “So. Many. Words.”
Anyone remember this guy? He’s concept art from my novel that I was working on a while back. Why am I showing you this now, you ask? Good question…
Brace yourselves, comrades, for I’m about to drop some news at thy feet. Are you bracing? Seriously, brace yourself. I mean it.
This update I’m going to split into two parts: a quick look at what I’ve been up to with writing first, then how I’ve been doing personally. For all those people who care about that sort of thing…
You see that picture right there? That is a picture of a learned and experienced doctor enjoying vacation in the Dominican Republic WHILE READING MY BOOK.
Take it all in people, because that picture right there made my heart sprout wings and fly away with joy. It was incredibly nice of Hector, my uncle of unequalled awesomeness, to send it to me. I can’t tell you how cool it is to have people not only read my story, but tell me how much they enjoyed it and that they can’t wait for more. So much excitement! Seeing this was definitely a boost to my week. Which was nice, because it was one heck of a busy week.