Saturday, January 24, 2015


The more I write, the more I realize just how important it is to plan out the storyline before starting to actually write the story.  It's this stage, the outlining and brainstorming and whatnot, that makes all the difference.  The actual writing is secondary in importance.

For that reason, I really want to get this outline right.  The temptation is to rush it so that I can get to the actual writing part, but I've got to resist that urge.  I've got to be as careful and deliberate as I can and make sure the story's skeleton is as good as it can get.

I also need to get back to my Wool fan-fiction piece.  I haven't done any work on it since before the Christmas holiday rush.  It's probably about half-done.  I don't plan to publish it until after I get a full-length novel up anyway, so there's no hurry, but I'd still like to get it under my belt.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The difference a day makes

Almost as soon as I made the previous post, things started to come together.  I've now got the gist of a story worked out.

My goal, once I finalize the outline and start writing the actual novel, is to crank out the first draft in six weeks or less.  It won't be easy, but I think I can do it.  Anyway, it's a goal to shoot for.

I also need to start playing around with Blender.  If I'm ever going to use it to make images for book covers, then I'll need an idea of what I'm doing.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I'm working on an outline, but I'm stuck. 

That's the problem with the whole Thanksgiving-Christmas season.  It saps all your momentum.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Been reading lately I haven't been doing much writing.  I have been thinking, though, and going through plot ideas in my head.  There's a story I've had in mind for a while, and I've started assembling its skeleton.

No hints, though.  ;)