Back to the Word Mines

I started writing my first novel (don’t worry – it’s safely trunked on my hard drive) in the summer of 2004. As of today, I am 8,000 words into my twelfth. In the past twelve years, I’ve written upwards of two million words, between novels,...

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...

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