First, you…

| July 10, 2012

Fast Draft makes me examine my process. I don’t really seem to have one. I don’t want to stare at a blank page when I’m supposed to be drafting fast, so I’ve made a plan. Not really an outline, but a list of scenes I need to write. Why do I bother? I’ve sold 16 […]

Wednesday–time to start over!

| February 1, 2012

My friend and I brainstormed for a while yesterday, and we discovered some stuff I needed to know. After I came home, I wrote up my notes so I wouldn’t lose the new ideas we’d discussed. About halfway through my note-taking I thought–how on earth am I going to fit in all this back story? […]

Tuesday, let’s talk about process!

| January 31, 2012

I have no tasks except writing-related work to do today. Meeting a friend to brainstorm. Good heavens–is that Bon Jovi on an Advil commercial? Sorry–tangent. I’m meeting a friend to brainstorm, and I’m writing. I have two ideas I’m working on right now, and one is starting to flesh itself out as if it’s meant […]

Process, Anyone?

| May 5, 2011

I was once a clean writer. I mean, I finished the book with none of the tearing apart you hear so much about. I edited as I went, usually editing the previous day’s output before I started new words. After I finished the book, I’d do a read-through to find anything like changing eye colors, […]