00003 | Writing on Writing

So, I'm 10,000 words down the tunnel of one novella. I'm 1200 words down the direction of a novel trilogy I want to write. In any case, I wanted to share some of how writing daily for 54 days has affected me.

My Characters aren't Me

I'm noticing something about the way I'm writing my characters.  They are stiff.  In the draft on which I'm working, they seem to be little surprised by every eventuality of plot progression.  Surprise that I try to write in feels…

116000 Words

At the pace I've set for myself as a minimum, 400 words a day, and about 20% of my time given to editing, that puts me at an output of about 116000 words a year being generated towards one story…

Halt and Catch Fire

I want to speak to this show.  In my opinion, one of the most wonderfully crafted 4 season portrayal of essentially the first 13 - 16 years of my life.Born in 1980, I very much missed the boat on…

Daily Grind

Outside of work, I've taken to writing daily, and slaying the beast of resistance constantly.  It's become second nature for me to just find time in the day to spit out my 400 words towards my goal of writing and…

Building Steam

I want very much for it all to happen at once.  I've never been happy with the slow building of progress, tending towards finding an aptitude early and then being discouraged that going beyond 'decent' at anything requires work. It's…

Showing Up

I watched a video this week that called out the enemy by name, and I found satisfaction in watching it squirm inside me.Resistance.The enemy of momentum, I found its name and it wriggled inside me uncomfortable being under…