Focus . . . focus

I sometimes have to tell myself that, and frequently. Why? Because I get easily distracted. Ooh! Shiny object! So what were we talking about? Oh, yeah. Focus, as in, I need to focus my energies and not go beating about trying to do everything at once. My problem? I...

Organizational skillz

I got tired of staring at endless piles of manuscripts at home, trying to find which notebook I wrote what story in. So this weekend I went on an organizing spree and bought several items to make my writing life easier. And who can say no to...

Step away from the manuscript!

Please step away from the keyboard! I understand, ma’am, that you’ve got a book you think it ready to start querying agents with. Yes, yes. Just take it slow now. Move your finger off of that mouse and we can talk. Nice and easy. How long ago did you...

My own weakness

In my last blog post, I discussed weaknesses in characters and how important it is to have them. Well, I have them too, and it’s not as fun having them as writing them for another character. My weakness? Impatience. I want everything now and don’t want to...

Flawed

Being sick with the swine flu this week has given me extra time for movie watching, something I haven’t taken the time to do in awhile with work and writing. While I enjoy movies for the sake of watching, my analytical brain was on overdrive for some reason and...