When Things Don’t Go To Plan

My last post for The Scriptors focused on the nature of first drafts and what it feels like nearing the end of a new book. At the time, I was well over the suggested word count in my publishing contract, but I was confident that I was nearing the end and would finish...

Challenging Myself as a Writer

I’m the kind of person who gladly takes up the gauntlet when someone issues a writing challenge. I love wrangling difficult writing prompts, stretching my writing muscles, stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things. It’s terrifying at times, but the reward...

The Ups and Downs of Writing a Novel

I’d like to think I have sufficient experience when it comes to the emotional highs and lows of writing a novel. I have written two novels and a novella to completion, abandoned six works-in-progress, and as of writing this post, have written the first quarter of one...

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