The fun part about Science Fiction is that it’s based on science. Real science. The world now. Then it’s imagined, invented, and takes several logical leaps. Then scientists leap along with these imaginings, and those things become real. Life imitates art imitates life. I freaking love it. One requirement of being a science fiction author … Continue reading Researching Science Fiction
I am a little appalled and not a little amazed that I've managed to pull off a daily blogging schedule for about a year now. That's over 365 daily blogs in a row. The structure of knowing what kind of post to do each day does help. The random updates on my life mixed in among … Continue reading Quick! Someone give me an idea!
I hadn't banked on being part of the partner part of "Critique Partners" when I put it out there that I'd wanted some. Now, as I dig into the words of my friends, I'm learning entirely different lessons about myself and about writing. My first conflict is one between my style of writing and theirs. … Continue reading Reading Another’s Words
I really enjoyed this article in Forbes with various authors weighing in on when a story is finished. The writing part is pretty easy to figure out. You've completed everything you've set out to do, and you've typed THE END at the bottom of a very large document. The revising part is far less concrete. … Continue reading Yeah, it’s done. But is it Done-done?
I'm a perfectionist. As one of my friends likes to joke, "I'm working on my perfectionism." No one holds me to as high a standard as I hold myself. I don't see it as bad or good. Sometimes perfectionism is useful. Other times, it can be stultifying. I've made friends with my inner editor, and … Continue reading A Laboriously Extended Metaphor on Perfectionism and Self-Doubt
At work the other day, I left my desk to get a cup of tea. It was an ordinary cup of tea on and ordinary day. I sometimes like to sip a cup after lunch to stave off that energy slump. It was 12:56 PM EST, and I had four minutes before I had to … Continue reading The Novel Vortex