This past month has flown by! I honestly don't know where it's gone. (Well, I do, into the dark pit of illness I fell into - but more on that tomorrow.) Consequently, I haven't done much writing again. Sigh. Elondria I am, however, still making my way through Elondria, scene by painful scene. I'm reading … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019
Where to start? It's been a while since I last wrote one of these, because I've decided to only post them once a month. This is to enable me to alternate them with other content. So this is, I suppose, a monthly update now. I have written. And edited. And set myself some goals for … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019
Once more, it's the New Year, it's the 1st of January, and as always it feels like a new slate. A fresh chance to start new with new and better intentions. I like the new year much better than Christmas, I like the chance it gives me to make a better life (and I know … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – New Year Goals!
I've been writing. Sort of. Mostly I've been editing. I am excited in a nervous kind of way to be finally editing draft 3 of Elondria. I've decided to make some changes that I think will really make it stronger. The intention, originally, was to start querying agents this year. That didn't happen. Time and … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer: Lessons Learned
Reflections Well, it's been a few weeks since I've done a reflections post. Or any post. I've had some ups and downs, none of which have involved much writing. I know that not working on anything is a problem for me, but I'm still trying to work out a schedule that works for me. I'm … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & The Hero’s Journey
Reflections I haven't written much this week, not even for the website. Time has been scarce, and depression hit me quite badly at the end of last week. What I have written is a short draft of an article for next week's mental health slot on Tuesday. I'm going to extend it from an assignment … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Save the Cat!
Four Act Structure This isn’t a structure I see widely discussed, but it’s been the most helpful for me. It is basically the same as the three act structure I discussed last week, but it splits the second act into two different acts. The first of the the two - the second act - leads … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Four Act Structure
Reflections This week I've been working on getting through the second draft of my pirate story. It's going painfully slowly. Not only am I struggling to find time when I'm awake and functioning, but the draft itself is difficult. Because the first draft has so many plot-holes in it, it's taking a lot of pulling … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Three Act Structure
I am a writer by nature - writing is my passion. It's the one thing that I love doing beyond anything else. At least, it is sometimes. And this is where I can't make a blog about one single thing. Everything in my life is connected. I struggle to write because I'm depressed and anxious. … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – Introduction