I *just* finished writing my second novel. Cue the happy dance in 3… 2… 1… Now onto months of editing, proofreading, illustrating, and all of that fun stuff. But heeey, I have a rough draft, right?
I was completely obsessed with the 1954 Mary Martin musical of Peter Pan as a kid. It was right up there with Anne of Green Gables and The Little Mermaid, so it’s a *tad* strange that I am only now reading the book. As an adult, Neverland appealed less to me (perhaps Hook had something […]
In conclusion, yes… You are : )
Over the past two years I have had a number of eye-opening experiences regarding creativity. When I first began writing with the intent of publishing, I focussed solely on poetry. Then one morning, following an early walk with my dog, something peculiar happened. The idea for a chapter book began filtering into my mind; unraveling […]
I sometimes find it difficult to slow down and enjoy the writing process. While working on my first novel, I was so intent on knocking out a draft that I barely gave myself time to breathe. The end result was a mess. So much so, in fact, that I would almost rather rewrite the book […]
Before I begin a long writing project (novelette onwards) I spend a good deal of time taking notes, most of which deal with plot lines, twists, and object detail. I enjoy creating new creatures and (hopefully) intriguing characters, but I don’t spend altogether too much time delving into what makes each character tick. While I […]