Just what the heck have I been up to lately with writing? The year 2013 has been speeding through like a sharknado on steroids and I am no where close to the goals I set for myself. So I am putting my project progress on here for accountability. Please feel free to administer virtual "swift kicks in the ass" where appropriate and encouragement via wine and chocolate in person.
Yesterday I attended my first book signing as one of the signing authors. Eight of us from the Big Bad Anthology converged at Barnes and Noble in Columbia, SC in a display of total awesome. Two hours of signing and shenanigans, so many laughs, and I got to find out that signings are very exhausting.… Continue reading I Signed a Book and I Liked It
Back from the silence! I have vanquished the Real Life Stress and am now back to the world of fun craziness. Big news first - my story "Drifter" has come out in a newly released anthology by Dark Oak Press called "Big Bad - An Anthology of Evil". You can buy it in hardback, paperback,… Continue reading Big Bad News!!
When the power goes out, all that is left is whatever battery power remains in the laptops, iPad, and iPhone. This is when the internet is no longer a major distraction. I remind myself that I shouldn’t surf on my phone because it will use the battery up faster and who knows how long my… Continue reading Writing by Candlelight
An excellent post by friend and fellow writer, Eden Royce.
One of the things I find difficult about writing is making progress. I know that sounds strange because I’ve obviously finished projects. Most of them are on my website at: edenroyce.com
However, I make progress in fits and starts. I tend to go back to correct the mistakes I make as I’m writing instead of writing forward and worrying about mistakes later.
Several people in my writing group have expressed the same concern. Slow progress because of writing while editing. As assistant organizer of a local writer’s group, I discourage this practice, but I admit to engaging in it. Too often.
I attribute it to detesting seeing my mistakes. Being face-to-face with them. It’s like a white glove to the face and I have to answer the challenge immediately by destroying all evidence of the error. So I edit while I write. And make slow progress.
Recently, I’ve discovered being in…
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