You know when you have a perfect idea and sit down and write it perfectly? Yeah, me either.

Day Ten: 19,041 of 50,000 words When I catch myself researching how to write something,  I know I’m in trouble. I just caught myself researching how to blog. Damn. The last few nights, between catching up on the blog and writing fiction, it’s the fiction that’s won. And for the last few nights, I’ve been … More You know when you have a perfect idea and sit down and write it perfectly? Yeah, me either.

Baggage Claim

Day five: 10,593 of 50,000 Now something about that is just downright unsettling. -Jayne Cobb Please bear with me – this is a difficult post to write. I’ve encountered something unexpected. It isn’t about writing, or word count, or about the anxiety over getting this novel done, because that’s going fine. It’s about success, if you … More Baggage Claim

Day One

2,008 of 50,000 words   The first day is usually the worst day for me. I might be saying that because this is the first day, and I spent a long time deciding what to write. Ask me again at day fifteen, and I might say that the middle is the worst day because I’m getting … More Day One