I have 1 month left to finish the book and reach my (amended) goal. (Aaaaaaaaaah!) No, I’m not going to freak out this time. Or I’m not going to freak out as much. Ok, I’m not going to freak out so much that I derail myself this time. (There. *sigh*) I’m just going to keep … More 1 Month Left to Finish the Book
I really enjoy making up sayings for worldbuilding. But there are three aspects of it that are especially fun. What I Love about Creating Colloquialisms for My Book 1. Designing the Evolution of the Original Meaning Sayings change as culture changes. Either words get replaced by similar sounding words because the phrase is heard rather … More The Best Parts of Making Up Sayings for Worldbuilding
You know I like writing to music, movies, tv shows, etc., but I never write to news. Why? Short answer: it would drive me crazy, and I’d get no work done. Long answer: news is distracting because… It’s like popup ads on your computer – it’s deliberately trying to attract your attention by changing topics … More Why I Never Write to News
Have you ever tried writing lying down? Lying on your back with a laptop on your stomach or chest and typing away? It’s not very practical or efficient, is it? Lying on your stomach isn’t much better. You end up kind of doing a back bend upwards to see the screen. Plus, you have to … More Writing Lying Down
How is it September already? What happened to August? Heck, what happened to July? I feel like I got caught in a time warp and lost a whole month – or more. I know that’s not the case, but I still can’t believe it’s September already! That means I have 2 months left to my … More I Can’t Believe It’s September!
Life’s getting busy again, and blog time is getting re-purposed today for book writing. Posts will resume Friday.
I know, I know. It’s not usually my thing, but I’m having trouble focusing this week. And when I can’t focus, I can’t write to my normal background noise. You know – stand up comedians, Studio Ghibli, broadway, etc. Right now, even wordless music is too much. I start paying attention to it instead of … More Writing in Silence
Mood: Dramatic. :-p Or something. I’ve been writing to broadway music instead of my usual anime or background movie. Sometimes, I even leave a mix of broadway on shuffle. Now, that gets dramatic. Here’s an example: “Too Much Exposition“ “Move On“ “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Did you know that was originally ragtime?) “Popular“ “Cellblock … More Writing to Broadway This Week
I don’t get people. I really don’t (the last few years have really hammered that home). And that’s a problem because books are all about people, especially romance novels. So I’ve been thinking – maybe I could use reddit for research. Not just reading existing sections (although that’s definitely a lesson in human behavior) but … More Does Anyone Use Reddit for Research?
You hear about people writing on their lunch breaks, and maybe their lunch breaks are different from mine. I’m not sure I’d be able to write at lunch at work. I especially can’t see writing romance novels in public places like that. First off, I don’t like people looking over my shoulder when I work. … More Writing Romance Novels in Public Places