Self-Imposed Stress

Self-Imposed Stress
An interesting thing about stress, especially self-imposed stress. I desperately wanted to get a new novel finished by Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so I’d have something fresh to pitch to the various agents/editors in attendance. To pull this off, I’d have to write about 1200 words a day, every day for almost 3 months. That’s ...

A Fear: Writing the Other

I’ve started work on a new sword & sorcery series. I have a map of the city. I have back story of the city. I have scant character outlines. I know how the two protagonists met. I’ve worked up key side characters and vital locations. I’ve outlined the plot of the first book as well ...

Deadline #1 — CRUSHED!

Deadline #1 -- CRUSHED!
I had set a deadline of Sept. 30th for finishing the map for the Egan & Stiles stories. As of last night, it’s done. You can see a small version of my efforts below. Click the image to enlarge. You’ll probably notice that there aren’t many labels, street names, etc.. I’m leaving most of that ...

Deadlines

I think I figured out why I’m in such a writing slump. I’ve not set a deadline for my writing in a long time. Yes, I’ve had Day Job deadlines, and PPW Contest deadlines, but I’ve not had any hard dates set for when I want a piece of prose finished. There’s something you need ...

Radio Silence

I’m really sorry for the month-long radio silence you’ve had to endure. I’ve been head down in a large project for Pikes Peak Writers. That project has more-or-less come to a close for now. The web site for The Zebulon Writing Contest is now launched, and I can rejuvenate my energy levels with a few ...

Writin’ & Ramblin’

As you guys can tell, my muse has forced me down a path to where I’m starting a new series. For those of you that know me, you know that I’m a serious world builder. It’ll probably be 2-3 months before I actually outline the first story for Egan and Stiles. I have world building ...