In keeping with the suggestion I made for myself in my post, “In The Numbers”, I am going to go over the 4 excuses that Dean Wesley Smith listed in his own article that inspired the aforementioned post. In this post, I’ll go over the 4th excuse: “Excuse #4… What about all the plotting and … Continue reading Writing the Excuses 4 – Planning
Took me long enough. Yesterday (12/21/2020) in the early afternoon, a little more than four years since book 1, I finished what effectively is a rewritten 1st draft of the next chapter of “The Dangerous Life of Agnes Pyle”. By no means is the book ready. A lot of work is needed to get it … Continue reading Done. Next!
Yesterday I grabbed an old case that I was keeping notes and things related to writing in. I am trying to revisit old methods of notetaking that I used to use, anything to do a better job than I am doing now. As I am looking through it though, I found countless sheets of paper … Continue reading Old Stuff
There are lots of troubles when you are a pantser. Writers know what I mean, but for everyone else, here’s the scoop: a pantser is a writer who writes by the seat of their pants. No plan, no outlines, just writing. And it has been getting to be a bigger problem for me than anything … Continue reading The Ails of Being a Pantser
I have a holdup. A holdup that has been holding me back from my desire to outline. Or to track facts in stories. Or to generally write things down that I need to remember. Perfectionism. It’s a disease, I am certain, this drive to have to be perfect in what I do. Even in notebooks … Continue reading Screw Neatness