writing

Finding Lost Inspiration

With the holidays and my bout of burn-out, I ended up taking a little more time away from Hero Stones than I'd anticipated. That meant a large portion of the inspiration I had for it had vanished. Although it was something I suspected would happen when I decided to take a break, I'd been half-hoping… Continue reading Finding Lost Inspiration

General

What I’ve Learned In (Almost) a Year

With December’s approach comes the usual reflections on what’s been done and what I’m planning on doing next. Although I’ve got some long term goals already in mind for the next year, it actually surprised me to learn that I’ve been writing and posting here for almost a year already (the official anniversary is sometime… Continue reading What I’ve Learned In (Almost) a Year

Exercises

NaNo ’18: Day 26 (Tallying Up)

With four days left in November (and NaNo) there's a good chance you're looking at the last bits of your project. Maybe you've finished, or are about to. Maybe you're wondering if you're going to be able to make it because you know you're so close, but there's still so much to do. At the… Continue reading NaNo ’18: Day 26 (Tallying Up)

Exercises, writing

NaNo ’18: A Writing Space

One of the things I've noticed is absolutely vital to my success during NaNo is having a particular space set aside for actually writing. Part of this likely has to do with the mindset of knowing that space is set aside for writing and that it's not sharing space with half a dozen other things.… Continue reading NaNo ’18: A Writing Space

writing

Beta Readers and the Like

Regardless of who you are, how long you've been writing or how many times you've been published or any of the other dozens of variables that go into a writing career it never hurts to have a second pair of eyes go over your work. You are naturally biased towards your own work, which is… Continue reading Beta Readers and the Like