Note to self – When done writing, write about process

I'm writing a new novel.  This is the second one I've drafted since the tenth draft of Salvaged when I swore I'd never write ten drafts of anything again.  The one before this was last year's NaNoWriMo which fell short of expectations. In the mid-term, I've outlined film scripts and worked on comic scripts and … Continue reading Note to self – When done writing, write about process

A Laboriously Extended Metaphor on Perfectionism and Self-Doubt

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

Writing, Reading, Researching: What I’m Doing Now

Good things come in threes? Salvaged has been through three major rewrites, and three more full-length revisions.  This past weekend, I took a thumb drive to Staples and had them print out the 200-300 pages single sided, three-hole punched for the third time. The image here contains the scribbled-on second printing, along with a sheaf … Continue reading Writing, Reading, Researching: What I’m Doing Now